Darley Golf Course
Medal Tees Men 6313 yards SSS 71, Ladies 5714 yards SSS 72
Recently rated as the fourth hardest course in Scotland to play to your handicap, Darley is classic uplands links of gorse and heather, much tighter than Lochgreen and is not for the faint hearted.
If Darley is slightly shorter than Lochgreen it is certainly tighter with unforgiving heather and gorse hugging both sides of many fairways. Darley is indeed a challenge demanding the straightest of tee shots to avoid the renowned Scottish hazards of heather, gorse and whin, which abound. Challenging, strategic and a true test of golf is how the locals describe Darley, which, like its sister course Lochgreen is also considered of the links variety.
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, host to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig (a bird sanctuary) enjoys 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: Christmas day & New Years Day