Western Gailes is the understated gem of the Ayrshire coast. It doesn't have the pedigree of Turnberry, Troon or Prestwick, but in many ways Western is the best all round course of the bunch. A sense of quiet and unassuming confidence is all around the place and there's nothing showy just a good honest links course with a fine collection of holes and an especially strong set of par threes. Make sure it's up at the top of your list of courses to play when you're visiting this neck of the woods, you won't be disappointed.
Date: April 23, 2006