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  • Ayrshire

    Troon

    The harbor town of Troon in South Ayrshire is probably best known as a golfing destination. Boasting some six golf courses, Royal Troon is the most highly regarded course in Troon. The Royal Troon Golf Club as established in the town in 1878, with just 5 holes. In 1886, the course was expanded to 18 holes, and in 1923 the first Open Championship was hosted here. Since then, the Royal Troon ...

  • Golf Courses

    Turnberry

    Often referred to as Scotland’s Pebble Beach, Turnberry Ailsa in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland is perhaps the most scenic Open Championship course. Many regard it as the best course in Scotland, after St Andrews Old Course, and among the top ten in the world. Turnberry provides a complete golfing experience with an excellent layout, magnificent scenery and plenty of history. It is ...

  • Golf Courses

    Western Gailes

    Western Gailes is located on the Ayrshire coast, where many of the best golf courses in Scotland, like the Royal Troon and Turnberry are located and is certainly worthy of their company. Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, sits on a narrow strip of land wedged between the Irvine Bay and railway tracks. It is just four miles from Glasgow Airport and is one of the finest true links of ...

  • Castles

    Culzean

    The top floor apartment of Culzean Castle was presented to General Eisenhower in 1945 in recognition of his role during World War II – a thank you from Scotland. Today that apartment is rented to paying guests by the National Trust for Scotland, who received the castle from the 5th Marquess of Ailsa and the Kennedy family in 1945.

  • Golf Courses

    Royal Troon

    Founded in 1878 the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland has three courses, the Old Course, Portand and the nine-hole course called Par Three. It has a famous neighbor in Prestwick and together they form an interesting golfing vacation. In its centenary year of 1978, Troon was bestowed with the Royal title, the only one awarded so far during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.