Ayrshire is home to many famous golf courses, not just in Scottish history, but around the world. With almost 50 different golf courses from which to choose, Ayrshire offers golfers an incredible variety of popular golf courses that combine both history and challenge.
One of the famed golf courses in Ayrshire is Prestwick Golf Club, which holds a special place in golfing history for being recognised as the “Birthplace of the Open.” Its unrivalled terrain, including the River Pow and its sand dunes, was formed over 160 years ago and was the first venue to host the Open Championship in 1860. It has hosted the Open Championship a total of 24 times, and with its roots so deeply engrained in golf history, is still a famed stop among golfers.
Ayrshire claims other famed courses, including Dundonald, which in 2017, hosted both the Men’s and Ladies’ Scottish Open. The Irvine Bogside Golf Club is a hidden gem that has been a Final Qualifying Venue for The Open. Western Gailes is currently the Scottish Final Qualifying Venue for The Open and has hosted many championships in its history. Of course, for a truly breathtaking site, the newly re-designed and renovated Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry has been ranked the number one golf course in the UK and Ireland by Golf Monthly.
Our pre-packaged golf tours include a variety of options that blend the challenge of these courses with the history behind them, such as our Championship Challenge golf tour that runs down the Ayrshire coastline and includes both the Prestwick Old and re-designed Ailsa golf courses. Many of our packages also include spas, sightseeing, and fine dining to give you a taste of our Scottish culture with all its beauty and history. Our packages can be tailored to suit your individual needs, so contact one of our talented travel consultants today for a quote or to book one of our already pre-packaged golf tours for Ayshire.