An image of the Turnberry Kintyre course at Turnberry which we feature in our Ayrshire Golf Package

Ayrshire Golf Tour - An Idea for A Golf Tour In Ayrshire


 

Ayrshire Golf Tour

Our Ayrshire Golf Tour includes golf on 3 Open Championship courses, past and present. These are Prestwick, Royal Troon and the Ailsa course at Turnberry.

The other featured courses are Western Gailes, Glasgow Gailes and Dundonald Links which are all used for final qualifying when the Open Championship is held in Ayrshire.

We have chosen accommodation ranging from 3 to 5 Star Hotels. However, as this is just a sample tour, have a look at some of the other accommodation we offer in Ayrshire.

There is also a choice of transport options on our Ayrshire Golf Tour.


 

GOLF COURSE SELECTION

Dundonald Golf Links 

Lying next to Western Gailes, Glasgow Gailes and Kilmarnock Barassie, Dundonald Links is situated amidst some fine Ayrshire golfing country. Recognition of its qualities has resulted in it hosting a number of professional and amateur tournaments, including pre-qualifying for the European Tour and the Senior British Open Championship. It is holding the European Tours’ Scottish Open in 2017. The 4 Star Gailes Hotel is on its doorstep.

Glasgow Gailes

Glasgow Gailes was designed by Willie Park an Open Champion and he always believed this links to be one of his best creations. A classic links layout, is tough, fair and traditionally Scottish. Wild heather and gorse define the fairways whilst the greens are guarded by strategically placed bunkers.

Selected by the R&A as a final qualifying venue for The Open Championship every time it has been at Royal Troon and Turnberry, it is held it great esteem. Sandy Lyle Scotlands Open and Masters Champion describes the course as “one of the world’s truly great tests of links golf’.

Prestwick

Prestwick Golf Club was founded in 1851. Located half an hour south west of Gasgow it lies on the famous golfing coast of Ayrshire. This stretch of golfing terrain is probably unequalled anywhere in the world. Prestwick which hosted the first Open Championship in 1860, shares its boundaries with Royal Troon. Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Western Gailes and Dundonald are all within a frew minutes drive and the Ailsa course at Turnberry only 20 minutes away.

Royal Troon

Overlooking the Isle of Arran, Royal Troon Golf Club is one of the great links courses in Scotland and an Open Championship venue. It offers visitors limited tee times on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are 0930 - 1100 and 1430 - 1600 over both the Championship and Portland courses. New for 2009 is limited availability for play on Sunday afternoons.

The course is only a few minutes from Prestwick Airport and less than thirty minutes from the centre of Glasgow.

Turnberry Ailsa

The Ailsa course is one of two magnificent championship courses at the stunning Turnberry Resort, the other being the Kintyre coures. The Ailsa has hosted 4 Open championships and seen some of the most remarkable moments in the championships history, like the “Duel in the Sun” between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus.

Always thought of as the most scenic Open Championship venue, the recent changes to the course by renowned golf architect Martin Ebert may make it one of the best layouts as well.

Western Gailes

Western Gailes is one of the top links courses in Ayrshire. Located between the Railway and the Sea both of which are brought into play if you stray a bit, it is typical of Ayrshire links golf.

The wind which may come from several direction and change during the course of your round, makes Western Gailes a stern test. Its diffuculty is added to by the undulating terrain and finely contoured greens which are set within the surrounding sand dunes.

A few meandering burns, a plentiful supply of pot bunkers and some out of bound makes Western Gailes a wonderful challenge.

the course is regularly used by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club as a qualifying venue for the Open Championship when it is being held at either the Ailsa course at Turnberry or Royal Troon.

ACCOMMODATION SELECTION

Parkstone Hotel, Prestwick

The Parkstone Hotel is situated on Prestwick seafront only 2 minutes walk from the beach. The gardens provide spectacular views across to the Isle of Arran.

This family owned hotel has a 3 Star rating from both the AA and Visit Scotland. Its location is very convenient for golfers being only 300 m from Prestwick and St Nicholas golf clubs and a few minutes drive from Dundonald and both Glasgow & Western Giles. Prestwick Aiport is just a 2 minute drive away. 

Gailes Hotel, Irvine

The Gailes Hotel is part of the SimpsInn Group who operate a number of fine Hotels in Ayrshire. It is surrounded by 3 golf courses, making it an ideal base for your Ayrshire Golf Tour. The rooms are warm and stylish, featuring flat-screen TVs. The Wi-Fi is free and the rooms also have tea and coffee making facilities.  It boasts a number of amenities which includes complimentary use of the fitness centre and spa. Try something to eat or simply enjoy a drink in their elegant, glass-enclosed restaurant/bar that also offers terrace seating.

Turnberry Hotel

Located in a magnificent location on the Ayrshire Coast the 5 Star Trump Turnberry offers championship golf over the Ailsa and Kintyre courses. Splendid accommodation is on offer with rooms and suites,many offering superlative views over the Irish Sea and to Ailsa Craig. The luxurious spa boasts an infinity pool also having views of the Ailsa Craig, a wide range of relaxing Spa treatments, and a Technogym fitness studio.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrive in Scotland where you will be warmly welcomed by a Meridian Golf Tours Representative who will assist with the collection of your rental van. If you have chosen our Chauafeurred option your driver and tour guide will assist you with your golf clubs and luggage.

Play Glasgow Gailes

Book into your accommodation at the Parkstone Hotel, Gailes Hotel or Turnberry Resort. 

DAY 2

Play Prestwick

Overnight at your Hotel

DAY 3

Play Dundonald Links

Overnight at your Hotel

DAY 4

Play Western Gailes

Overnight at your Hotel

DAY 5

Play Turnberry Ailsa

Overnight at your Hotel

Day 6

Play Royal Troon

Overnight at your Hotel

Day 7

Depart for home with wonderful memories of your Ayrshire Golf Tour

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

ACCOMMODATION

6 nights' accommodation, sharing twin or double rooms, with full Scottish breakfast.

GOLF

6 rounds of Championship Golf at Dundonald Links, Glasgow Gailes, Prestwick, Royal Troon, Turnberry Ailsa and Western Gailes

TRANSPORT

Rental of a mini-van with automatic transmission

MERIDIAN GOLF TOURS SERVICE

24/7 Comprehensive Tour Management Service

THIS PACKAGE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND BASED

ON 2 OR 4 GOLFERS TRAVELLING IN SUMMER 2017.

Staying at the Parkstone Hotel:

Cost Per Person

£1925 / $2406

Staying at the Gailes Hotel:

Cost Per Person

£1961 / $2451

Staying at Turnberry Hotel:

£3245 / $4056

Conversion Rates based on £1 = $1.25

To enquire or book this Scottish Golf Tour please Contact Us