Often referred to Scotland's golf coast, the courses of Ayrshire are steeped in golfing tradition. You'll find that in this part of the world golf is often seen as a way of life. Before reaching international golfing status, both Sam Torrance and Colin Montgomerie treaded the links and parkland courses of Ayrshire. Discover the high quality of municipal golf courses and great private courses in the region.

A golfer plays the 17th hole of the Ayr Seafield Golf Course Club, Ayrshire

Seafield Golf Course

Located in Belleisle Estate in the town of Ayr, this course is one of the most accessible in the area. While the estate's Belleisle Course is more widely known, Seafield will test the skills of even the most experienced golfer.

A family enjoys a round of golf at the Belleisle Golf Club, Ayr, South Ayrshire

Belleisle Golf Course

Believed to be one of the finest inland links courses in Britain, James Braid's classic 1927 design stretches over parkland and long fairways. It's a challenging 18-hole course with a cracking par 3 on the penultimate hole.

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Lochgreen Golf Course

The testing course at Lochgreen is undoubtedly the best of the three municipal courses on the east side of Troon and offers amazing views of the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

Girvan Golf Course, Girvan, with Ailsa Craig visible beyond, South Ayrshire

Girvan Golf Course

Playing a round at Girvan gives a fantastic insight into the original Braid course design. It has changed very little since its creation in 1902, and offers golfers a great half-and-half experience, with a mixture of excellent links and parkland holes.

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Brunston Castle Golf Course

Close to the village of Dailly in the heart of Ayrshire, Brunston Castle is sheltered by the South Carrick Hills. Its tree-lined course also features a number of attractive ponds and burns.

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Darley Golf Course

Darley Golf Course in Troon is a challenging course not for the fainthearted. Lined with Scottish hazards of heather, gorse and whin it is a tough test of golf, demanding the most accurate of drives.

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Maybole Golf Course

This 9-hole town course offers delightful views over the Carrick Hills. Rather hilly at times, this course boasts undulating fairways and small, well protected greens which call for shot making of a high standard.

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Dalmilling Golf Course

A delightful course in the heart of Burns country, Dalmilling is set between Ayr's famous Racecourse and the A77. This course is set in open parkland that plays away from the clubhouse and dips into a rolling valley.