Welcome to the blog of Scotland's West Coast Golf Links!
When we list the golf clubs involved in this new business development initiative it can fair take the breathe away....
Three Open Championship venues - Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberrry's Ailsa Course.
Seven Open Chmapionship Final Qualifying Courses - Irvine Bogside, Western Gailes, Glasgow Gailes, Dundonald Links, Barassie, Prestwick St Nicholas and Turnberry's Kintyre.
All links courses and practically joined together, easily accessible and open for play.
Together we believe they make Ayrshire one of the world's great golfing destinations and in coming together with accommodation providers, travel operators, restaurants and some of Scotland's finest heritage attractions, you will find a whole host of new reasons for bringing the golf bag to Ayrshire.
This introduction is written beneath an economic shadow which casts a level of darkness across the whole of the economy. It is however co-incidental. It is neither the reason for this blog nor the rationale behind this new initiative.
Scotland's West Coast Golf Links is neither borne out of economic fear nor a need to be radically different. Instead it is a postive statement about all that is good about Scotland - The Home of Golf, all that is great about the history of links golf in Ayrshire and an understanding, an acceptance that the ten golf courses have a combined impact on the economy of Ayrshire that has not always been recognised.
Scotland's West Coast Golf Links have set themselves up as an assocaition with the common aims of improving the golf experience for the visitor and promoting the holistic nature of the west coast golf product - it's transport links, it's wonderful range of accommodation, its attractions, its 19th Hole!