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Western Gailes Golf Club

5   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 46 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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


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

Tel: 01294 311649

Website: http://www.westerngailes.com


Golf Club Facilities

Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

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 *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

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

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.8
(based on 46 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.8

The Course

4.9

Course Conditions

4.5

Value For Money

4.8

Pace of Play

4.8

Facilities & Service

4.9

Hospitality

4.3

Practice Facilities

4.7

Food & Drink

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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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 19 2022

Western is in great condition and the greens were very slick. Always a challenging course to play.

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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 22 2022

A great test of golf and a stunning location. Greens were running very fast and the changes to the bunkering are terrific.

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 10 2022

Privilege to play

Don't play links very often and this was links in it's truest form. Privilege to play.

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Darren R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 19 2021

Must play, pure links

Absolutely outstanding and a first class test of links golf. Superlatives can't really describe how good this course and well laid out the holes are amongst the ayrshire coastline. Must play, would visit again and happy memories for a long time.

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Stewart A rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 3 2021

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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Matt H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 17 2021

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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Steve, Lobdin rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 18 2021

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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Craig Mizuno D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 11 2021

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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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 30 2021

Course in wonderful condition and the recent changes are excellent. Highly recommended.

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 75 Handicap: )

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Tommy B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 29 2020

Traditional links course perfect for all levels of golfer


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Simon T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 13 2020

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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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 8 2020

Course in excellent condition despite the lockdown. Looking very links and fiery.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 76 Handicap: )

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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 31 2019

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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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 4 2019

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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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 9 2018

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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