If Scotland is the home of golf then Ayrshire is its capital. With a stunning collection of challenging links courses it really is a perfect place for golf break in Scotland.
So if you’re looking for a break away and to play some of the UK’s best golf courses then why not stay at The Marine Hotel in Troon. The hotel has a wide selection of rooms and packages available for every kind of stay. Why not visit our offers page or check availability now.
In Ayrshire, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to what courses to play during your short golf break in Scotland.
Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation, 1 evening meal, 1 round of golf at Royal Troon and 1 round of golf at Portland Golf
3 nights Bed & Breakfast , 1 evening meal and 1 round of golf at each of the following courses: Western Gailes Golf Club, Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links and Dundonald Links.
3 nights Bed & Breakfast , 1 evening meal and 1 round of golf at each of the following courses: Dundonald Links, Barassie Links and Irvine Golf Club.
Prestwick is the birthplace of the Open Championship after it hosted the inaugural tournament in 1860. Seven of the original twelve greens used in the 1860 Open Championship are still in use and the course, on a day when the wind and rain gets up, provides the stiffest of golfing challenges. The course is a ten-minute drive from Marine Hotel Troon and is a must-visit for golfing historians.
Royal Troon has two fabulous courses, the Old Course and the Portland Course. The Old Course is the most famous of the two and is a traditional out and back links course, rated amongst the best in the world due to sheer challenge of the course itself coupled with the picturesque views. On a clear day, you can see the impressive mountains on the Isle of Arran to the west and the distant Ailsa Craig to the south.
The reason why Royal Troon is world renowned is because it has been selected to host the prestigious Open Championship nine times in the past and most recently hosted the tournament in 2016, won by Henrik Stenson. Past Open champions at Royal Troon include Justin Leonard, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Watson, Tom Weiskopf, and Arnold Palmer. Prior to 2016, the last six Opens at Troon have been won by Americans, a British or European player hadn’t won at Royal Troon since Arthur Havers in 1923.BOOKING ENQUIRY