Spotlight on… Glasgow and Ayrshire

Glasgow is a cultural hub, serving as the home to the world-renowned Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. And as the largest city in “the birthplace of golf,” Glasgow offers countless opportunities for golfers from around the globe to experience the game on traditional courses across the island.


The world’s oldest golf tournament and golf’s first major, The Open, was first played in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club, and the course still features six of the original greens in use today!


Here are some just a few of Glasgow’s top places to play…


Rowallan Castle


Set in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, Rowallan offers golf lovers a championship track to challenge their game. Designed by Colin Montgomerie, this beautiful course is gaining a global reputation as a masterpiece thanks to its fast, undulating greens, cavernous bunkers and mature setting.

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Cameron House


The Carrick on Loch Lomond is a par 71 layout designed by acclaimed golf course designer Doug Carrick. This stunning course uses every inch of the dramatic landscape straddling the fault lines between the Scottish lowlands and highlands, with nine holes set in each. Elevated holes offer spectacular views of Loch Lomond to the west and Ben Lomond to the north.

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Troon Lochgreen


Not far from Prestwick, Troon Lochgreen Golf Course offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers of every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Troon Lochgreen Golf Course difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. A terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Prestwick!


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Gailes Links


Gailes Links is owned and managed by Glasgow Golf Club, the 9th oldest golf Club in the world. This Open-qualifying course is well placed in Ayrshire, close to the legendary Turnberry, Royal Troon and Old Prestwick Golf courses. At 6903 yards long from the championship tees with a par of 71, Gailes Links Ayrshire offer a great test of golf, and the kinder medium tees provide a fine test for players of all abilities. It is traditional links golf at its best. 


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Dundonald Links


Opened in 2003, Dundonald Links was designed by Kyle Phillips. His intention was to utilise the existing course and modify it to create a contemporary track that brings back its natural features. Its gentle fairways allow the course to be played by golfers of all abilities, and the stunning views make for a fantastic round. With natural contours and winds that can change at any time, this is sure to be a test for any golfer.


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