Ballochmyle Golf Club
- Par 70
- 5972 Yds
Tucked away on the famous Ayrshire coast, Ballochmyle is an inland alternative to the region’s many renowned links layouts.
The course is situated just over ten miles away from former Open hosts Royal Troon, Old Prestwick and Turnberry, and while Ballochmyle will never attain such worldwide status, it is well worth a visit on a golfing trip to Burns country.
The main attraction is the 5,972-yard, par-70 layout. While not the longest, the course boasts tricky, well-maintained greens and lush, tight fairways that ensure a challenging round. Many of the fairways are also tree-lined.
Watch out for the 468-yard par-four fifth. Boasting a stroke index of one, this hole is the toughest of an early run of difficult par-fours.
The narrow fairway is lined by silver birch trees, while a bunker on the back of the green will catch any heavy approach shots.
While not the longest, the course boasts tricky, well-maintained greens and lush, tight fairways that ensure a challenging round. Many of the fairways are also tree-lined.
The back nine starts off in similarly testing fashion. A short par-four at the 10th is followed by the treacherous 413-yard par-four 11th.
Known as “Clootie’s Corner”, the hole features a sharp dogleg fairway and a well-bunkered green that make this well worth a stroke index of two.
Golf aside, the club offers extensive lounge and bar facilities as well as a function room that features panoramic views of the course.
Spacious locker and changing facilities are also available, making this the ideal venue for any business or social golfing day.