Golf Hotels in Scotland
Many people believe that a change is as a good as a rest, which is why many people opt for a break away from home and the humdrum of daily life. There are many ways you can do this, but an attractive option for many includes a stay in a luxurious, but affordable golf hotel in Scotland.
Whether or not you play golf, the Marine Hotel in Troon with coastal views of the Isle of Arran and overlooking the 18th Hole of the Royal Troon Golf Club is the perfect get-away-from-it-all hotel.
Try something different
That said, to really get away from it all, why not try something new? Learning to hit a golf ball over a considerable distance is a skill, as is gently guiding it into the hole in the green (and staying out of the rough!).
Trying golf does not mean purchasing and lugging a lot of equipment with you, however, as you can hire all the equipment you need
to try golf for the first time or enjoy honing your skills.
You will, however, need some warm, comfortable clothing, allowing you to walk the beautifully picturesque golf courses at the Royal Troon – the Old Course and the Portland Course. Of the two, the Old Course is the one that golfers covet, regardless of their handicap.
The challenging Old Course
The Old Course is a challenging one, with impressive views of the Isle of Arran to the West and Ailsa Craig to the south, and in 2016, it hosted the Open Championships, the eighth time it has done so. And you can play on this hallowed turf, which is considered a great experience – after all, who wouldn’t want to play the greens that world-famous golfers have played?
The Royal Troon is not the only golf club in the vicinity, however. Trump Turnberry, owned by Donald Trump is located on the rugged Ayrshire coastline and like the Royal Troon, offers both the discerning, experienced player and new-to-the-game golfers a plethora of golfing challenges. There are three magnificent golf courses as part of the Trump Turnberry Resort so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Prestwick Golf Club with a pedigree dating back to 1851 has also hosted the Open Championship like the Royal Troon, but it has a bigger claim to golfing fame: it is the birthplace of the Open Championship, making it a club with history and prestige, and amazing challenges for the pro and amateur golfer alike.
Suitable for all visitors including corporate clients
The one thing about golf hotels and breaks is their versatility, golf breaks in Scotland can suit everyone -from the lone traveller to a family group or a group of friends. It can be the basis for a break away or used to celebrate a birthday, engagement and more. However, golf and big business often go hand in hand, so the Marine Hotel is perfectly placed to offer both, with our stunning, flexible meeting rooms ideal for corporate getaways that combine both business and pleasure.
A special break
From smaller to larger parties, there are many reasons why golf hotels in Scotland will suit your group. Stag and hen parties are not always looking for a raucous night in a nightclub but want to create special memories that they can talk about for years to come. A short break at a golf hotel in wild and wonderful Scotland can be the stuff of memories.
Friends want time away together and with other activities on offer other than golf – who would turn down a spa weekend in Scotland? – there is something for everybody.
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion, though. Sometimes, getting a work-life balance is tough. Working all day is tiring and although it may be the last thing you feel like, exercise is the thing you need to blow away the cobwebs, along with a heavy dose of fresh air. De-stressing with a round of golf (either a full 18 holes or the first nine) is the perfect way to end your busy day.
Celebrate at the Marine Hotel!
As we go through life, there are all kinds of special times we want to mark with celebrations. Gathering family and friends, making memories and enjoying yourselves is something we all want to do but finding the right hotel, accessible and close to the local road, rail and air networks can be tough – but not when you book in at the Marine Hotel.
With us, you have no worries. We can be easily reached from local airports, as well as the rail and road network. This accessibility is just one reason why we are a popular hotel for weddings and parties.
Weddings in Scotland
Weddings in Ayrshire are commonplace, and no surprise when you see the dramatic backdrop on offer as you make a public declaration of your love.
Getting married is a time to celebrate and if you are looking for something different, then why not consider a golf club wedding? From small intimate wedding parties with a round of golf or two, to large wedding parties with golfers and non-golfers alike, a golf club wedding or weekend is the perfect option.
If you want something different, something unique to you that tells your story, and you don’t want a packaged wedding or something uniform to which you have to mould yourselves, the Marine Hotel in Troon can help create the celebration that suits you perfectly. We begin every wedding celebration with the same thing – a blank sheet onto which you create the perfect wedding. From the décor in our function rooms, to whatever else it is you want to be included (or not).
Whether it’s birthdays or anniversaries, or something completely different, there is always something to be celebrated, and when planning a celebration, if you are looking for a high class and quality service from a party venue in Ayrshire, the Marine Hotel can help.
We offer space that can be completely customised to suit all your needs, pleasant, friendly staff serving delicious food, accommodation for all your guests and some of the finest backdrops to capture those special celebrations on camera.
You may even prefer to stay a little longer and make a break of it. Frankly, why settle for one night when you could have a whole weekend, admiring the rugged coastline and enjoying a round of golf or two on one of the most historic golf courses in Scotland?
Why choose the Marine Hotel in Troon?
As with any hotel, a picturesque location that is perfect for relaxing and enjoying your time away and all the amenities and facilities you need to feel truly at home are considered ‘must haves’.
As well as stunning coastal views, the Marine Hotel boasts several features that make it the perfect choice for a break, a celebration or a business event.
4 Stars, but 5 star reviews!
The Marine Hotel in Troon is a 4* rated hotel, with reviews by customers being 5-stars. ‘Amazing views’, ‘top-notch service’ and ‘stunning’ views are just three of the things that people say about us. The building is imposing and magnificent, the décor pleasant and sumptuous, and our staff welcoming and pleasant. Irrespective of whether you are looking for a weekend away, a party venue or a romantic break, our friendly, professional staff work hard to provide everything that you need.
Our rooms are comfortable, sumptuous and welcoming, and as well as our high-quality standard rooms, we also have larger suites perfect for when you want something a little more plush. With superb views, our larger suite has separate bedroom and living areas, ideal for having a bit more space to admire the stunning coastal views of the rugged coastline.
If it’s something smaller you’re looking for, the deluxe double rooms also offer unrivalled views of the golf course, stretching for as far as the eye can see, but with a fantastic view of the 18th hole – the place that last-minute victories have been won.
What can often make or break a stay away from home is the food. After a day on the golf course or sightseeing, you will have worked up an appetite. But you don’t want the ordinary; you want an extraordinary dining experience, something that ticks all the boxes.
With friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand, there is nowhere better to dine than the Marine Hotel. Like many chefs, our catering team sources the best in local produce, which is why our menu will change on a daily basis to showcase some of the finest local ingredients.
Seafood is sourced from the local, busy harbour bought directly from the fishermen who trawl our crystal clear waters and shores for the finest fish and seafood. All our menus are seasonal – the perfect way to reflect our heritage.
There is a large choice of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner but all this is lost if there is no atmosphere in the dining room. Our dining room is one of the most pleasant places to eat and relax out of all the restaurants in Troon. With such a stunning view, we’ll doubt you will want to leave.
Health & Fitness
Part of staying healthy and strong is looking after both the body and mind, and when you can do both at the same time, it feels so much more pleasant. Our facilities boast some of the best classes and well-equipped gyms in Troon – vital if you take your workout seriously.
In addition, a round of golf can be a genteel, relaxed affair or you may find the challenge of the terrain and the play far more strenuous than you thought. For many golfers, having on-site spa facilities makes perfect sense, and here at the Marine Hotel, we don’t disappoint.
Exercising tired muscles with gentle activity is the perfect way to unknot and unwind them. Or maybe slipping into our indoor pool, heated to perfection and with stunning sea views across the Firth of Clyde. There are fitness classes (over 30 to choose from!), as well as steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.
You can be as relaxed or as active as you like – why not squeeze in a quick game of squash? – and we find that our hotel makes the perfect venue for a girl’s weekend away or a romantic break. There is nothing better than reconnecting with the people you love in a place that oozes quality and atmosphere from the moment you set foot through the door.
Packages for all budgets
We understand that budget is a prime consideration and that when you opt for a short break away from home, it needs to offer value for money.
You want everything you desire within a price bracket that you can afford, and at the Marine Hotel, we offer a range of packages, from dinner and an overnight stay to weekend spa breaks to ensure there’s one to suit your needs. We also appreciate that some people need to carefully plan their time which is why we offer amazing early bird discounts, as well as short breaks in the autumn.
Scotland is not just about golf. There are several things in Troon that prove attractive, including things to do with the kids as well as expand your stay, making it even more exciting.
Would any trip to Scotland, or Troon for that matter, be complete without tasting the local whisky? Of course not – and with some of the local distilleries on hand to offer you tasting sessions of their golden, burnished liquids, you can take full advantage of it.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, as well as taking your pick of local golf courses, you can take on the wilds of the rolling hills. Why not take a walk along the Smuggler’s Trail, taking in the beauty of the coastline and the brazenness of the smugglers who brought all kinds of contraband?
The coastline is also perfect for adrenalin junkies. Kitesurfing catches the fierce winds of the coast, lifting you high in the air and perfect for really blowing away the cobwebs.
Or, if you fancy something more sedate, why not take in the local art gallery, enjoying the artistic expressions of local artists?
Getting the most from your stay
If you are looking for a break away that thrills and relaxes in equal measure, there is nowhere better than the Marine Hotel, Troon.
Welcoming and impressive, your breath will be taken away by the beauty of the hotel and the surrounding landscape. You will leave feel windswept and invigorated, having enjoyed the trappings of fine dining and the warmth of the spa facilities.
With this in mind, there is no better time to book your stay than right now. Call 01292 314444 today to find the perfect spa break, celebration or golfing holiday for you.