The Best of the West of Scotland golf itinerary is based on 8 golfers and is priced from £3740.00 per person based on sharing a classic twin bedroom with full Scottish breakfast each day.
All airport, hotel and golf transfers are included.
Ayrshire & Arran is home to some of the finest golf courses in the world including three internationally renowned Open Championship courses, and is of course, the ‘Birthplace of The Open’ where it all began at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860.
This itinerary features six of the best (and most famous) Scottish links. Mind you don’t be surprised if you come away with one of the less famous courses as a favourite. They are all that good.
Day 1 Arrival Check In Lochgreen House Hotel
Met by Muirfield Travel team you will be transferred to Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon in your private executive transport.
Day 2 Play Turnberry Ailsa, Stay at Lochgreen House Hotel
The par 70, 7,211 yard course is a one of Scotland’s most scenic Open Championship links courses with dramatic views over the small island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde and over to the Mull of Kintyre and Isles of Arran. Significant recent course re-development has met with universal praise and makes this one of the most perfect places to play golf.
Day 3 Play Royal Troon, Stay at Lochgreen House Hotel
Royal Troon was founded in 1878 after a meeting in the pub by a few golf enthusiasts. Designed originally by George Strath, James Braid later modified and extended the layout.
It first hosted The Open in 1923 and 9 times subsequently – most recently 2016 when Henrik Stenson was the winner.
It was bestowed Royal status in 1978 ( the last one to be granted this status) and is a traditional out and back course.
Make your score on the outward nine as the inward nine is severe often playing into the prevailing wind.
The 6th is the longest par 5 in Open Championship golf and the 8th The Postage Stamp is the shortest at 123yrds.
Royal Troon is ranked 25th in the U.K and 77th in the world.
Day 4 Play Prestwick, Stay at Lochgreen House Hotel
Prestwick is steeped in history and tradition. It has hosted the Open Championship no fewer than 24 times (although the last time was in 1925). An old fashioned Scottish links course it combines blind shots, deep pot bunkers, raised greens, hollowed greens and plenty of rippled fairways to ‘scoot’ along. Its great strength is the sheer variety of the holes you play in the round. The clubhouse is magnificent housing some of the oldest trophies and most comfortable leather armchairs you will ever find. Golf has only ever been played one way at Prestwick.
Day 5 Play Dundonald Links, Stay at Lochgreen House Hotel
Dundonald Links was designed by Kyle Phillips and is already considered a modern day classic. With a great mix of holes and great putting surfaces you will not be disappointed. Home to the 2016 Scottish Open, Dundonald is a stern test of golf, especially if the wind gets up.
Day 6 Play Western Gailes, Stay at Lochgreen House Hotel
Four Glaswegians fed up with playing on muddy parkland founded the club in 1897. It was designed by Mr F Morris and was untouched until a number of holes were revised by Fred Hawtree in the mid 1970’s.
More or less a nine out and nine back in with the clubhouse centrally-located, Western is a stiff golfing test – expect to use every club in the bag. The fairways undulate gently, interrupted occasionally by 3 meandering burns that dissect this thin strip of land. The greens are cleverly located in naturally folded ground and are fast, firm and subtly contoured.
Western Gailes is ranked 14th in Scotland and 36th in the U.K. Western Gailes has hosted a number of important events including the 1972 Curtis Cup and the 1964 PGA Championship. The course has been a final qualifier when the Open is hosted by Troon or Turnberry.
Day 7 Play Glasgow Gailes, Stay at Lochgreen House Hotel
Gailes has hosted major championship tournaments through the years and was designed by legendary golf architect Willie Park Jnr of Musselburgh. It was opened in 1892 by Glasgow Golf Club, the 9th oldest golf club in the world. The challenge starts with a steady stream of four consecutive par fours followed by the signature hole, a par five dog-leg with out-of-bounds to the right and a treacherous green that’s guarded by strategically placed sand traps. It then lets up with a neat par three, only to bite back with another demanding run of five par fours. With its undulating fairways, fine greens and subtle qualities, it is an honest test of golfing skills in true links fashion.
Day 8 Depart Hotel – Executive Transfer to the Airport
Accommodation Highlight - Lochgreen House Hotel
If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Scotland, then experience the charm of the beautiful country house hotel in Troon. Awarded Five Stars Visit Scotland, Lochgreen House Hotel is set in thirty acres of woodlands and beautifully manicured gardens.
The hotel is home to an award-winning restaurant, thirty one elegant, spacious en-suite bedrooms and the one bedroom lodge house.
Lochgreen Spa Suites offer a unique Spa experience with the serenity of our relaxation lounge and calming treatments.
Dining and Drinks
Deciding where to eat and where to drink is so important to your tour, it needs some serious consideration.
As part of out tour consultation service, we will spend some time getting to know you and your group so that we can make recommendations that will suit your group. Fine dining for example is not for everyone, so we will get to know your group and make the right recommendations.
We know the area and we know the people, so you don’t have to worry.
See our dining recommendations and chat with your tour experience consultant to explore the options.
Dining Scotts Troon
With dining views overloading the boat marina in Troon, Scotts is one of the finest restaurants in the west of Scotland.
Dining Highlight Braidwoods
With a Michelin star, Braidwoods is a splendid place to enjoy the perfect meal. The Braidwoods cooking blends original pub tradition with a creative flare and many modern twists on classic themes. Locally caught seafood and the best Scottish lamb, deer and game-birds are staples of their ever-changing menu, but so are subtle use of more exotic herbs and spices.
Drinks Lido Troon
A modern bar restaurant situated in the centre of Troon. A large circular bar in the centre showcases hundreds of Scottish, European and international beers and spirits. An outdoor bar area to sample some of the night life of Troon.
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