Golf Course of the Season 2023 – Western Gailes
One of Scotland’s finest and toughest links courses, Western Gailes never fails to deliver. With such majestic neighbours as Royal Troon, Prestwick and Dundonald, not to mention the Ailsa Turnberry Course slightly further down the coast, it would be easy for this scintillating course to be overshadowed, but it’s 7,000 yards of undulating fairways are a delight to play and it is no surprise that it regularly featured as a Final Qualifying venue for the Open Championship when the event has been held in Ayrshire.
Expect sand dunes, ferocious winds, thick gorse and narrow fairways with natural bowl-shaped greens where you’ll be rewarded for good golf but equally punished for any mistakes you make!!
Inside the impressive clubhouse, you will find a warm welcome from members and some fine hospitality, including a complimentary lunch with your green fees. The wood-panelled décor gives a real feel for the history of the club, of which its membership is rightfully proud and there’s much evidence of the club’s historic events marked on its walls.