Located between the Railway and the Sea both of which are brought into play if you stray a bit, Western Gailes is typical of Ayrshire links golf.
The wind which can be either a north or south westerly of varying strengths from the Firth of Clyde makes the course a stern test which is added to by the undulating terrain and the finely contoured greens which are set within the surrounding sand dunes.
Some out of bounds, a plentiful supply of pot bunkers and meandering burns and all make Western Gailes a wonderful challenge.
Its quality is recognised by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club who regularly use it as a qualifying venue for the Open Championship when it is being held at either Royal Troon or Turnberry.
Many golfing greats have tested their game here, including Harry Vardon, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Tony Jacklin, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, all major champions with the exception of Luke Donald.
Western Gailes is a magnificent golfing venue that affords a warm welcome to visitors from around the world.