The best golf courses in Ayrshire include no fewer than three Open Championship venues. The coastline sometimes feels like it is one big golf course stretching from Largs down to Girvan
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A James Braid designed course, Irvine is a really fun and quirky golf course. Its great strength is perhaps the variety of the holes – quirky in places and very solid in others.
Scotland and Ayrshire
There may be as many as a dozen courses within a 10-mile radius that are more famous, but few can rival Kilmarnock's rich history or the quality of its carpet-like greens.
All you need to know about this brilliant British course
In a region that is dominated by links courses, Largs is a long-established parkland that might be just the tonic for your windswept long game
Rowallan Castle was Colin Montgomerie’s first foray into golf course design, where he teamed up with European Golf Design to produce a 7,000-yard parkland brute.
Set on the Isle of Cumbrae which is only 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, Millport commands one of the most dramatic vistas in Scottish golf.