Girvan Golf Course
Medal Tees Men 5064 yards SSS 64, Ladies 4738 yards SSS68
Neighbour to Turnberry, this course was designed by James Braid and has had few alterations since its inception in 1902.
Although not of Championship standard, Girvan provides a golfing test of considerable charm and aesthetic pleasure.The exposed first eight holes are pure Scottish links, immediately adjacent to the beach, and the second ten holes are parkland providing a variable challenge. This latter part has the added interest of the river, winding through the fairways to its final destination in the Firth of Clyde. Strong features of this course are the fairly long par threes, all usually exacerbated by the prevailing SW wind. There are four par threes on the front nine and four on the back, if you don't score well on these your score is wrecked. If you score well on Girvan you have played very well indeed!
Nearby attractions. Non-golfers can enjoy miles of sandy beaches, interspersed with parts of rocky outcrops. With spectacular views and sunsets, the Firth of Clyde, Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig (a bird sanctuary) enjoy mild weather due to the West Coast Gulf Stream. Turnberry, Burns Cottage and Tam O'Shanter Experience, Culzean Castle, Dundonald Castle, Royal Troon Golf Course, Old Prestwick Golf Course, Ayr Racecourse, Ayr Low Green, Craigie Estate and Rozelle Estate are all in close proximity. The Carrick Hills or Galloway Forrest offers hiking or biking opportunities for outdoors experiences.
South Ayrshire Council operates this attraction, which is within a few miles of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport,
Opening Exceptions: Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.