Golf Course Reviews - West Scotland

Golf Course Reviews West Scotland

Golf Course Reviews in the West of Scotland.

Below you will find our golf course reviews from venues in the West of Scotland including Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Arran, Glasgow, Clyde Valley, Argyll & Bute, Stirlingshire and the Western Isles.

Must Plays


Askernish Golf Club

"We’d already driven for over six hours and covered more than 350 miles before boarding a ferry in Oban sailing to Lochboisdale. The Lord of the Isles took a further five and a half hours before it eventually docked a little after seven that evening. We were tired and hungry, in need of food and sleep."

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Royal Troon (Old)

Royal Troon Golf Club

"Playing Royal Troon less than a fortnight after Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson had produced what is arguably the greatest golfing duel in history, and certainly the best final day of an Open Championship, was a special occasion."

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Western Gailes

Western Gailes Golf Club

"Western Gailes is a thing of true beauty. Something extra special. Near perfection at times. It’s a classy links course that only a fusion of nature and time is able to create and where man merely offers a guiding hand. This is close to being as good as it gets at times."

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Prestwick Golf Club

"Prestwick has been on my hit list of golf courses to play for quite some time and I’m ashamed to say it has taken me far too long to visit this iconic links. From everything I’d read and heard I was expecting it to be ‘my type’ of golf."

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Machrihanish Golf Club

"Playing at The Machrihanish Golf Club is perhaps not as romantic a prospect as it was several years ago. None-the-less it’s a fabulous golfing experience."

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Southerness Golf Club

"Except for the undeniable beauty of the 12th hole there’s nothing truly outstanding at Southerness. Please note that this isn’t meant with negative connotations though because everything about this true links course is of a consistently high standard."

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Highly Recommended

Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

"Located within touching distance of the Atlantic Ocean on the Kintyre Peninsula Machrihanish Dunes is the first true links course to open on Scotland’s west coast in over one hundred years."

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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Golf Club

"The experience of visiting and playing at Loch Lomond, an exclusive club with an international clientele, is a difficult one to describe."

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Dundonald Links

Dundonald Links Golf Club

"In an area steeped in history and tradition Dundonald Links has, in the space of just over ten years, commanded the respect of golfers who flock to this part of Scotland to tackle Open Championship venues and other prestigious links courses."

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Gailes Links

Gailes Links Golf Club

"The Gailes Links at Irvine belongs to Glasgow Golf Club, a club steeped in history and the 9th oldest in the world. Golf has been played over this fine links since 1892 and until 2016 it is the only Scottish final qualifying course for The Open."

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Kilmarnock (Barrasie)

West Kilbride


Trump Turnberry (Kintyre)

Royal Troon (Portland)

Troon Darley

Wigtownshire County

Best of the Rest



Isle of Harris


Troon Lochgreen

Isle of Skye