GAILES GOLF CLUB
current layout of this course is based on Willie Park's design in 1912,
the club's origins date back to 1882, thus making Glasgow Gailes the ninth
oldest club in the world.
than an hour from Glasgow, Glasgow Gailes is a supremely challenging and
traditionally Scottish links and is regularly used as a qualifying venue
for the Open Championship. Situated between Troon and Irvine on Scotland's
renowned Ayrshire Coast, Glasgow Gailes boasts undulating fairways, fine
greens and all the subtle qualities expected from the World's best links
course generally plays approximately a half-mile from the shore, rest
assured that this does not protect the golfer from the usually strong,
swirling and often Machiavellian, firth winds. The inherent challenge
of Glasgow Gailes is stiffened by its heather-lined fairways, which when
in full bloom during summer months often results in heartbreak for the
less than accurate strike.
As a designated
Open Championship qualifying venue, the condition and playing characteristics
are second to none. With each tee presenting a unique challenge, it is
difficult to select any single feature-hole but many people's choice is
the 155-yard, par 3 seventh hole, which bears the name "Weeniat"
meaning "small and compact". Here, deep bunkers encircle
the green like Indians around a carriage in the old Wild West.
to include as part of your Scottish golfing trip, some of the fine courses
nearby include Royal Troon, Prestwick, Turnberry and Western Gailes. With
a warm reception assured, excellent club facilities, practice area, pro
shop and catering, you are sure to enjoy your visit to Glasgow Gailes.
Lochgreen House Hotel
(15 minutes), Highgrove House
Hotel (15 minutes), Marine Highland
Hotel (20 minutes), Piersland
House Hotel (20 minutes), Turnberry
Hotel (40 minutes)