Western Gailes Golf Club lies between Irvine Bay and the railway on Ayrshire’s prodigious stretch of links coastline.
Founded in 1897, Western Gailes Golf Club has hosted a number of prestigious tournaments, including the Scottish Amateur Championship, wich returned for the right time to Western Gailes in 2011. It has also hosted the 1972 Curtis Cup, the 1964 PGA Championship and in 2007 was host to the European Men’s Amateur Team Championship. The courses is used for final qualifying when the Open is played at Turnberry or Royal Troon, and also as a final qualifying venue for the Seniors Open.
This natural links courses offers undulating fairways, occasionally interrupted by three meandering burns. Greens that are cleverly located in naturally folded ground, some protected by burns whilst others guarded by sand dunes. The course is highly rated and is 35th in the Top 100 courses of the British Isles.