Western Gailes Golf Club, Ayrshire
Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, is situated on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland alongside many of the finest Scottish golf links courses. It is recognised as one of the finest and true links courses in Scotland measuring 6899 yards from the championship tees. In 1903 the great Harry Vardon won the first major championship at “Western” and in 1923 its attractions were being lauded by the then US Open Champion Gene Sarazen. The course, as the standard scratch score rating of 74 indicates, is always an excellent test of true links golf. Any change in the strength or direction of the wind, that usually varies between south-westerly and north-westerly off the adjacent Firth of Clyde, provides new challenges that are compounded by the undulating terrain and finely contoured greens cleverly located and set in the folds of the surrounding sand dunes. The course has played host to the Curtis Cup, PGA Championship, seniors and prestigious Scottish Amateur Championship. It is also one of the final qualifying courses when The Open is played at Turnberry or Royal Troon.
Western Gailes Golf Links (par-71)
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