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"Keep on hitting it straight until the wee ball goes in the hole." JAMES BRAID

Ayrshire is where the Open Championship was born. The first shots of the inaugural tournament were played at Prestwick in 1860 and although no longer on The Open rota, Prestwick hosted golf’s most famous competition an incredible 24 times.

The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry remains firmly on The Open rota and was the setting for the epic Duel in the Sun between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in 1977 whilst Royal Troon welcomed the Championship back in 2016.

Girvan golf course is our closest course (10 minutes drive) and is a popular links and parkland course, which has remained largely unchanged since James Braid took advantage of the same stunning views of Ailsa Craig as its illustrious Turnberry neighbour. James Braid was also the course architect for the King’s and Queen’s Course at Gleneagles Golf Club.