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Western Gailes Golf Club

Course Information

Western Gailes Golf Club, Ayrshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (7014 yard), private, links golf course established in 1897.

18 holes | Par 71 | 7014 yards | Private | Links

Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £130.00 per round; £180.00 per day *

Weekend Guide: £130.00 per round After 3:30pm on Saturdays and 2:30pm on Sundays *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Contact Information

Address: Gailes by Irvine, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA11 5AE United Kingdom

Tel: 01294 311649

Website: http://www.westerngailes.com

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Western Gailes Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.82

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 40
Average Ratings
4.83 ... Overall Rating
4.81 ... The Course
4.93 ... Course Cond.
4.79 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.48 ... VFM
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4.80 ... Pace of play
4.87 ... Hospitality.
4.13 ... Prac. Facil.
4.64 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

40 ratings & 35 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 69 out of 2183.

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What the club says: Founded in 1897 and situated four miles north of Prestwick Airport on the Ayrshire Coast, Western Gailes is recognised as one of the finest and more exacting links courses in Scotland. It is an Open Qualifier for Troon and Turnberry, and has played host to the Curtis Cup, the PGA Championship and the Scottish Open.

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Reviewed Aug 3 2021 by Stewart A - rated 5 out of 5

One of the best links in the country

Played it at the end of an unusually dry summer, the course was fantastically baked out like an Open from the 1970s. There have been recent renovations, some bunkers filled in, swales added to the course, new routing of the stream on 16, fairway improvements on 17, they've taken a classic and improved it.
Greens were very smooth and pure, ran much quicker than you'd expect on a links perhaps because they're a little sheltered from the wind. Some greens are small (7) but a challenge with the contours, some are huge (18) and equally so. It's a course that needs played many times to work out the best approach and were to hit it. Every shot needed thinking about, it's quite mentally draining! I scored well but still came away feeling it had beaten me. A formidable foe.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 88 Handicap: 17.9)
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Reviewed Jul 17 2021 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course - Stunning Location

I LOVED playing at Western Gailes.

As a historic links course, its so extremely natural and the land it lays on is perfect for links golf. The course plays out round and back in meaning depending on the wind direction, youll get an even split of into and down wind.

The fairways and approached are undulating and the greens themselves are great to putt on. Some of the views on the tee boxes are spectacular too.

Some blind shots from the tees, but nothing you cant try and work out with the course guide.

A few blind bunkers and burns come into play too.

This will just bring you so much joy.
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Reviewed Jun 18 2021 by Steve, Lobdin - rated 5 out of 5

An absolute joy

My wife and I played Western as part of a fortnight of golf. This was the finest course we played. From the moment we arrived the reception was fantastic. Pro gave us a tour of the clubhouse, starter took pictures for us, members were courteous.
The course was tough but fair, in fantastic condition and a real pleasure to play.
The views across the course were magnificent and the sea views stunning.
This is a must play for any golfer who wants to play a great Scottish links course.
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Reviewed Jun 11 2021 by Craig Mizuno D - rated 5 out of 5
Greta course - very challenging - especially the front 9 into the wind. Pity they closed the club house due to COVID as couldn't enjoy a 19th hole whisky.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 92 Handicap: 12.8)
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Reviewed May 30 2021 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Course in wonderful condition and the recent changes are excellent. Highly recommended.

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 75 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 29 2020 by Tommy B - rated 5 out of 5

Traditional links course perfect for all levels of golfer

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Reviewed Aug 13 2020 by Simon T - rated 5 out of 5

Great Links

Are four ball loved this course, lots of great holes with some blind shots.
Very challenging course, don't worry about using a 5 iron on most of the holes.
Excellent greens and really friendly staff.
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Reviewed Jun 8 2020 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Course in excellent condition despite the lockdown. Looking very links and fiery.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 76 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 31 2019 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
WINTER WORK UNDERWAY BUT THE COURSE IS IN GREAT CONDITION AND THE GREENS ROLLING WELL.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 77 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 4 2019 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Course is in great condition for this early in the season. Gentle breeze today.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 78 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Dec 9 2018 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Course in great condition for the time of year and the greens were running very nicely.

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 73 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 21 2018 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Corse still very fiery and the greens in great condition. A top class links course.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 71 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 18 2018 by Geoffrey P - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent course in great condition, fine setting and great links golf with super greens and fine setting.

(Round played: Jun 2014 - Score: 85 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed Feb 8 2018 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Played off the winter tees and to the shorter course. General,conditions were very good.


(Round played: Jan 2018 - Score: 78 Handicap: 5)
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Reviewed Oct 17 2017 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
A though day with a strong wind making scoring difficult. It wears reduction only.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 27 2017 by Michael L - rated 4 out of 5
Very good course certainly worth a visit. A Good test of your game . Clubhouse and facilities excellent.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 15.4)
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Reviewed May 13 2017 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5

Played on a beatiful sunny afternoon and the course was in excellent condition.
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 77 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 29 2016 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5

Course in great condition and little or no wind today.
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 74 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 4 2016 by William - rated 5 out of 5
One of the finest links courses I have ever played . The quality of the fairways and greens were exceptional, and I played a wide variety of shots to get round this amazing terrain.
I would recommend highly to any golfer who relishes the challenge of true links golf.
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Reviewed Jul 25 2016 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5
Course in great condition although greens a little slow today.

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 74 Handicap: )
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