West Coast Trail

The west coast of Scotland is a haven of romantic seascapes and spectacular scenery. James Braid worked his magic through these poetic settings to create a wonderful collection of fine golf courses of great variety and challenge.

Stranraer Golf Club

Stranraer Golf Club

This classic championship course overlooking Arran and Ailsa Craig is an 18-hole undulating course and was the last to be designed by James Braid. The 18th hole is named Braid's Last in his memory.

A golfer takes a shot at the picturesque Routenburn Golf Club on the Ayrshire coast with views to Arran

Routenburn Golf Club

With spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde, this James Braid-designed 18-hole hill moorland course opened in 1913 and provides the perfect challenge for all levels of 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.

The 16th hole on the West Kilbride Golf Course, Ayrshire

West Kilbride Golf Club

This excellent 18-hole links course was twice developed by James Braid and today's layout is exactly has Braid left it during the 1920s. It is a par 71 course of 6,452 yds.

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.

A golfer tees off at Irvine Golf Club, Bogside, Irvine, North Ayrshire

Irvine Golf Course

This 18-hole James Braid-designed links courses stretches over 6,408 yds and has a par of 71. The championship course has hosted numerous competitions and is regularly used as a qualifying course for the prestigious Open tournament.