Ayrshire Golf

Prestwick is the birthplace of "The Open"

Ayrshire is blessed with some of the best links courses in the world, from the current Open Championship courses at Turnberry Resort and Royal Troon Golf Club, to the prestigious Prestwick Golf Club - where the first 11 Opens were held starting in 1860. Just to the north lie Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club, Dundonald, Western Gailes Golf Club and Glasgow Gailes. Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club is a super little links course, and the area boasts a range of superb municipal facilities, many regarded as the best in Scotland.  In such a relatively small area Ayrshire provides 20 courses of the highest quality with spectacular scenery for all golfers to test their skills.

I'm Peter, your host at The Dormie House B&B Prestwick, and an avid golfer and 7 handicapper. Let me help you plan your golf trip to ensure maximum enjoyment from the many courses available, whatever your budget.  To get you started, here's a table of the different course types, complete with driving times from The Dormie House:


Premier Links Courses Driving Time
Royal Troon Golf Club 15 Minutes
Prestwick Golf Club 5 Minutes
Turnberry 35 Minutes
Western Gailes Golf Club 20 Minutes


Other Links Courses Driving Time
Glasgow Gailes 20 mins
Barassie 15 mins
Dundonald 12 mins
Prestwick St Nicholas 2 mins
Troon Lochgreen 15 mins
Troon Darley 15 mins


Inland Courses Driving Time
Prestwick St Cuthberts 5 mins
Ayr Belleisle
15 mins
Brunston Castle Golf Club 35 mins