Ayrshire & the Western Islands

The west coast of Scotland, Ayrshire is famous for its legendary golf links such as Prestwick, Turnberry &  Royal Troon. However there are many other courses to be discovered. The Irvine, Dundonald, Western Gailes, Kilmarnock 'Barassie' & Prestwick 'St Nicholas' are only some of the courses awaiting your visit. Ayrshire has more than enough good accommodation to suit everybody's budget.

Kintyre Peninsular

Further west from Ayrshire is the Kintyre Peninsular which was made famous by the 'Wings' song by Paul McCartney, 'Mull of Kintyre'. Kintyre has several very good courses including the natural links of Machrihanish Golf Club, designed by Old Tom Morris in 1879. Machrihanish Dunes which was build more recently by the Scottish architect David McLay Kidd. Machrihanish Dunes has two wonderful hotels, the Royal Hotel in the town of Campbeltown close to the Springbank distillery . And the luxurious Ugadale Hotel and pub in the village off Machrihanish. On the southern tip of Kintyre is the hidden gem of Dunverty, although not long by modern standards, it is jam packed with quirky charm!

The Islands

Getting away from the mainland are the islands of Islay & Jura which are famous for their malt whisky. On Islay the recently renovated Machrie Hotel & Golf Club is a fabulous place to get any format all. Jura has a new golf course build by an Australian billionaire called Ardfin Estate. Ardfin has limited accommodation at the very high end of the market!

Course Profiles

Accommodation Western Scotland