Enjoy some of the finest links golf courses in Scotland
Prestwick | Birthplace of the Open Championship
Ayrshire offers the visiting golfer perhaps the finest collection of links and parkland golf courses anywhere in the world and with it comes easy access, quality accommodation, fine dining and a history and heritage to match. But it's not just the Open Championship names and seaside courses with affordable parkland courses throughout the county and some great value golfing tickets to be picked up.
Ayrshire last hosted the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon and it will return again in 2024 and it regularly hosts other big events and even during lockdown the Ladies British open took place over the same course. The Scottish Open - ladies and gents - British Amateur, British Boys, Ladies Amateur all feature on one or another of the Ayrshire links.
So whether ticking the challenging links on your bucket list or a group seeking value for money there is a course for you in Ayrshire. You can book directly with the golf courses and many of the hotels will help you with tee times and the best courses for your groups.
Alternatively you will find many golf tour operators who will help you sort out your visit and handle everything for you from travel to hotels, restaurants, bars and of course guaranteed per booked tee times. Below you'll find some links to just a few of the organisations promoting golf to Ayrshire and Arran.
The members of the Scottish Incoming Tour Operators' Association provide unrivalled knowledge and experience on all aspects of a golf vacation to all parts of Scotland. How to get here; how to get around; tee time reservations; accommodation restaurant and 19th hole recommendations to suit your parties needs - and indeed best value. To find out what SIGTOA can do for you follow the link.
Ayrshire is one of the best golf destinations in the world, with nearly 50 courses to choose from including 5 of the UK's top 100 courses and 3 Open Championship venues. Play links golf, parkland golf or even golf on an island. So why wait, start planning your trip to the 'Birthplace of The Open'.
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