unquestionably the home of Open Golf, is undoubtedly a haven for beginners
and proficients alike and probably the most scenic set of courses in
the world. With it's rugged and unspoilt coastline, Ayrshire has some
of the best and most scenic links golf courses in the world. Not only
is the golf world class but the views across to the Isle of Arran and
the Mull of Kintyre are breathtaking. The area is famous for it's three
Open Championship courses: Prestwick, Troon and Turnberry, but there
are other less well known gems that will provide an enjoyable challenge
for both experts and beginners alike. South West Scotland is renown
for it's mild climate and friendly people, this combined with it's rich
heritage and beautiful countryside, really makes it a superb
holiday destination for both golfers and non-golfers alike.
is a golfer's paradise. It's the very heart of golf country. Picture
the world famous profiles of Turnberry's lighthouse and the Ailsa Craig.
The wild cliff top crags of the 9th tee. The drama of British Open Championships.
Turnberry's links courses have witnessed some of the most spectacular
displays of golf in the world. Combine this with the space and privacy
of your luxury accommodation at the Turnberry Links Estate and you discover
the ultimate holiday destination.
settle for anything less?
is within easy driving distance of all the major Scottish Airports.
05 minute drive from Girvan British Rail station
. 20 minute drive from Prestwick International airport
. 30 minute drive from M74 motorway junction 12
. 45 minute drive from Glasgow International airport
From Ayr take the A77 towards Girvan through Minishant and Maybole.
Just on the outskirts of Turnberry take left into Milton Wynd which
leads to The Links.
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earliest towers and dungeons to the elegant grandeur of Culzean Castle,
the battle scarred Broddick Castle on Arran, Ayrshire and the Isle of
Arran's castles have been the seat of Kings. Although there is little
to see now, the castle at Turnberry was the birthplace of Robert the
Bruce. He stands as a great figure in Scottish history: crowned King
of Scotland in 1306, he spent most of his life fighting to free Scotland
from the English. He was the first king to succeed in uniting Scotland
in this common cause. The legendary William Wallace also has close links
with Ayrshire. Born in Elderslie, he had many supporters in Ayrshire,
and many of his early battles and skirmishes took place here. Ayrshire's
most famous son - Robert Burns - the ploughman poet and Scotland's bard
celebrated annually at Burns Suppers throughout the world. On one hand
his life seemed full of wine, women and song. On the other, it was a
constant struggle against the grinding poverty of 18th century rural
Scotland. Either way, Ayrshire retains many reminders of him and his
remarkable life - a testament to his enduring popularity.