The Ayrshire Golf Association controls golf to the south west of Glasgow and this administrative body presides over 63 clubs (whose members play on 44 different courses in Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran).
It’s an area with more than its fair share of big time, championship golf courses, including two Open venues – the Old course at Royal Troon and the Ailsa at Turnberry – as well as venerable old layouts at Prestwick and Western Gailes.
The Isle of Arran lies just off Scotland’s west coast and its seven old-fashioned courses – one of which is the quirky, 12-hole Shiskine links – are all worth visiting. The purchase of an Arran Golf Pass allows golfers to play every course on the island at a price of just over £1 a hole which represents terrific value for money.
Our Ayrshire & Arran Best in Region rankings were last updated in July 2015. Click the link to read the story.