Golf in Ayrshire & The South West

OVERVIEW

The South Western part of Scotland that borders the Northern part of England comprises the regions of Argyll, the Isles, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway. The area offers a mix of unspoilt natural beauty of the highlands and the coast, little islands that serve as great outdoor escapes and a thriving arts and culture scene.

Golf wise, this region has some inspiring links steeped in history. Ayrshire has the lion’s share of the most prominent ones – 3 Open Championship venues – the inaugural albeit former Prestwick, the current Royal Troon and the Turnberry Ailsa in addition to the modern Dundonald links. However, there is much more beyond these celebrated golf courses with plenty of character – e.g. one can go links golf hopping the Ayrshire islands and while doing so play at The Machrie, which in the early 1900s attracted James Braid, John Taylor and Harry Vardon to compete for a 100 pound prize.

Golfcross – If in Dumfries, head to Solway Links to play golf with a golf ball shaped like a rugby ball and play 18 rectangular goals suspended in mid-air as opposed to 18 circular holes with everything else, including the course and equipment being the same.

Ayrshire & The South West WEATHER

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THINGS TO DO

There are so many things to do in Scotland, you won’t know where you to start. Visit the Harry Potter look alike world of Edinburgh, visit the Edinburgh Castle, the Stirling Castle, go further up north to visit the Loch Ness & Loch Lomond. These are just a fraction of the things you can do in Scotland.

USEFUL INFO

GETTING THERE: Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen are the main International airports and there are a lot of domestic flights as well as International flights which fly into these airports. The distances within Scotland are generally short and you can get to nearby destinations within a couple of hours drive.

The road and rail network is well connected and you can easily take a train to the many tourist attractions within Scotland or rent a car to drive along the wild Scottish landscape. 

CURRENCY: British Pound (GBP) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 0.75 GBP (Currency Converter)

VISA: Nationals of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and nationals of the European Economic Area do not need a Visa to enter the United Kingdom. Check the official British Government website for more information.

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