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The Ailsa Course, Turnberry

The most junior of Open venues, the Ailsa course is nevertheless one of the best and toughest challenges in championship golf. Sited between the magnificent Turnberry Hotel and the sea, this great course weaves in and out of spectacular dunes. Turnberry lighthouse and Ailsa Craig, standing over 1,200 foot high out at sea, form great backdrops to all of the holes, and the ruins of Robert the Bruce's castle can be seen from the signature 9th hole. Although stretched to over 7,000 yards for Open Championships, the medal course is not one that demands great power for par but rather more care and attention to detail both off the tee and with the approach shots. Perhaps best noted for the famous 'Duel in the Sun' between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in 1977, the Ailsa Course hosted the Open Championship for the 4th time in 2009, when Stewart Cink triumphed.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
No.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
No denims or collarless shirts.

Royal Troon Golf Club

This prestigious club came to be in 1878, when twenty-three members from Prestwick went their own way and built this splendid links course. Today it is one of the great Open venues, favoured for its quirky greens and long holes that can make for low scoring or quite the opposite. Troon has the longest and shortest holes of all the Open venues: the 577-yard sixth hole and the 126-yard eighth hole - called 'the Postage Stamp' because of its tiny green. Miss a green at Troon and, quite simply, you drop a shot. Troon is surely one of the world's great golfing shrines.

Please note: Royal Troon has a handicap restriction of 20 for men and 30 for ladies.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
No.
Practice Facilities:
Practice area 1/2 mile from 1st tee. Putting green.
Dress Code:
No denim, collarless shirts, shorts or trainers. Dining room: Jacket and tie.

Western Gailes Golf Club

Sited on a narrow tract of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ayrshire coast's railway line, the Gailes is a marvellous classic links that has shades of Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick all rolled into one. With the well-sheltered holes winding through low dunes, the Gailes is long and testing enough to have played host to some significant championships, including the Curtis Cup, and is a regular Open qualifying venue. Western Gailes is a course of great variety that is challenging for the experienced player and a test for the able beginner.

Special Note: The green fee also includes lunch in the clubhouse on weekdays. Mobiles only allowed in car park.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
No.
Practice Facilities:
Short game area, putting green and driving range.
Dress Code:
No denim or collarless shirts. Tailored shorts allowed only with knee length socks.

Prestwick Golf Club

Steeped in golfing history, this lovingly-tended old golf course hosted the first twelve Open Championships. Founded in 1851, the club's first Keeper of the Green, Ball and Club Maker was none other than 'Old' Tom Morris, who remained at Prestwick until 1864. Despite several little changes through the years, many blind tee shots remain, which make for very demanding second shots. Every hole is interesting and many idiosyncratic. Every golfer should experience playing Prestwick at least once in their golfing career.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Medical certificate required (only 1 available).
Practice Facilities:
No driving range. Putting green.
Dress Code:
No denim, trainers or collarless shirts. Shorts must be tailored.

Dundonald Golf Links

Built on the site of an old, 1900s golf course and opened in 2003, this Kyle Phillips designed course is situated alongside Western Gailes and is only a few miles from Royal Troon. The 7,100-yard, 72 par course has many links features and the layout is superb, with undulating fairways and well-bunkered greens. The course presents a stiff hallenge and is a good addition to an itinerary when staying in this area. Dundonald as played host to a number of professional and amateur tournaments, including prequalifying for the European Tour and the Senior British Open Championship.

Caddies Available:
Yes (request in advance with Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes (only 4 available).
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire. No denims and no mobile phones permitted in clubhouse.

Machrihanish Golf Club

Machrihanish Golf Course has been voted "best opening hole in golf", as your first tee shot has to cross part of the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on the south-west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, this magnificent, championship-standard links course has large and undulating greens, as well as many blind shots that call for accurate iron play. Although over 100 miles from Glasgow by road, this course is also accessible by air and sea and, as such, golfers should attempt to fit it in to their itineraries.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

Set hard against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on the Mull of Kintyre, Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club shares breathtaking views with the adjacent Machrihanish Golf Club links. Open for play in 2009, it is the first golf course to be have been built on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi) since the days of "Old Tom" himself. It is also the first 18-hole links golf course to be built on the west coast of Scotland in 100 years. Designed by renowned Scottish architect David McLay Kidd, the course measures 7,300 yards and features six greens and five tees at the ocean's edge. True to the way golf began, the site of Machrihanish Dunes links featured 23 "natural holes" (definition: a hole which fits so well into the natural landscape prior to construction that only minimal effort is required to ready it for play in terms of grading and shaping work). Machrihanish Dunes is perhaps the most natural links course ever built (there are only 270 in the world) and promises to be a true testament to The Way Golf Began.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes (only one available).
Practice Facilities:
Driving Range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Machrie Golf Links

This unforgettable links course remains mostly unchanged from the 1891 layout designed by Willie Campbell. Although hard to get to (you either have to fly from Glasgow or take a ferry), the course is well worth the trip to its remote location on the Isle of Islay. Reminiscent of its neighbor Machrihanish, the course provides stunning views and a real taste of links golf. If time permits, make a pilgrimage to Machrie.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Barassie Golf Links (Kilmarnock Golf Club)

Now 27 holes, the main 18 holes at Kilmarnock Golf Club is called The Barassie Links. The championship course incorporates nine holes from the original 18 (which dates back to 1887) and the entire new nine. The Links measures over 6800 yards from the "medal" tees and has earned a reputation as one of Scotland's best links. The Gailes burn is a persistent hazard and comes into play on five holes. Barassie is often used as a qualifying course when the Open is held at Turnberry or Troon.

Caddies Available:
No.
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Practice area with nets and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Gailes Links Golf Course

Owned and managed Glasgow Golf Club, the 9th oldest golf club in the world, the links at Glasgow Gailes dates back to 1787. It's a challenging seaside course located about 27 miles southwest of Glasgow airport in the heart of Scotland's Ayrshire Coast. The course is often used as a qualifying course when the Open Championship is held at Royal Troon or Turnberry. The clubhouse dates back to 1894 and, although facilities are completely modern, the club still maintains some traditions of old. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie in the Main Lounge and ladies are asked to dress to "an equivalent standard." There's also the more relaxed McLaren Room where golf attire is accepted.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving Range and putting green.
Dress Code:
Appropriate golf attire.

Turnberry - Kintyre Course

Shorter than her sister course the Ailsa, the Kintyre Course still offers a challenging test of golf, with narrow fairways and small, deep, greenside bunkers; this course takes no prisoners! The renowned symbols of Turnberry, the hotel, Ailsa Craig and the Lighthouse, are all visible from the Kintyre Course. Donald Steel's reworking of the original 1909 'Arran' course is a must-play for any golfer staying at the Turnberry resort.

Caddies Available:
Yes (Request in advance through Golfpac International).
Pull Carts Available:
Yes.
Electric Buggies Available:
Yes.
Practice Facilities:
Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Dress Code:
No collarless shirts or denims.

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