In 1927 James Braid designed what many consider to be the finest, inland public links course in Britain, only ranking behind Carnoustie and St Andrews.
Belleisle is a classic and a parkland golf course set in Belleisle Park, where beech tree lined and extra long fairways are interlaced by the Curtecan Burn.The course opens with two relatively short par fives, and finishes with a par five which is anything but. There are only two par fours under 400 yards and a cracker of a par three at the 17th.
A true test for golfers, tour players often sharpen their pencils here before major competitions! Thats how good it is, and one of the few true municipals to host professional tournaments.
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, the 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.
Golf South Ayrshire operates this attraction, which is within a few miles of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport,
Type of course:Parkland
Length: 6,446 yards
Opening Exceptions: Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Children: Juniors are most welcome but require to have a handicap of 18 or less and should provide a handicap certificate.