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Gailes Links Golf Course

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Gailes Links Golf Course

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Jim Prey wrote a review Nov 2019
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We played a round in the early morning and had an enjoyable time. The layout was fun and there were a good number of strong golf holes. The Secretary was most welcoming. Definitely would play there again.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Tim H wrote a review Apr 2019
13 contributions23 helpful votes
Booked a round here for 4 of us based on several recomendations . We were not disappointed. The welcome we recieved in the pro shop from Nick Walton was most probably the warmest and most sincere we have ever witnessed. He made us all feel part of the heritage of this wonderful course. Complimentary balls on the driving range, well stocked shop and friendly spike bar set us up for the course. The course is superb, challenges on every hole, interesting greens that ran so true and fast and a overall a course that every golfer should have in their bucket list. Will I be back..... you bet I will and now that I know it bit better I am sure I will enjoy it even more. Anyone travelling to Ayrshire to play golf make sure you consider this course. You might get courses of equal standing but the welcome here will never be beaten.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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GeeC5 wrote a review Mar 2019
Melbourne, Australia372 contributions150 helpful votes
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We played here in slightly overcast conditions on a cool day in late March 2019. We loved every minute of our experience and was one of the highlights of our Scotland golf courses (which included Carnoustie and the Old Course). The most noticeable feature of this course is the incredibly friendly welcome that we received - we were made to feel like long lost legends of the club and felt as much members as any course can possibly achieve. Add to this that the clubhouse oozes history and class, but still maintains a warm and "club" feel. It is impossible to manufacture this - it is just all class. The practice facilities were excellent and the course was in terrific condition for this time of the year. It was challenging without being impossible for moderate ability golfers (teen handicappers) The views towards the nearby town and back at the clubhouse were quintessential Sottish golf. We had lunch afterwards in the warm spike bar which completed our experience. It's impossible to single out golf courses in Scotland such is the incredible variety of top-notch courses, but include Gailes on your list without doubt!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Michael M wrote a review May 2018
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Played in fantastic weather last week as part of the Gailes Experience package. The clubhouse oozes history and class. Practice facilities are superb with pyramids of range balls set up and waiting on the full length range. The welcome for visitors is outstanding from both staff and members. Our group were playing early on our last day so 2 of us went to check the course out on Sunday evening after playing Dundonald. We were welcomed by Bob, the caddie master, and on a glorious Sunday evening with hardly anyone else on the course ended up having an impromptu round. I was told the course has had a lot of trees and gorse removed, and it was certainly the most forgiving of the courses we played. From the first tee the course does have a heathland look, but once you get into it the rippling fairways, bunkering and green complexes are pure links. We found it very playable, and our scoring here was the best of the 3 courses, partly no doubt due to the removal of some of the gorse. We played in perfect conditions with very little wind, which also helped. In summary, a highly enjoyable links course which didn't beat us up, coupled with as warm a welcome from staff and members as you will get. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Simon H wrote a review May 2018
Burntwood, United Kingdom51 contributions9 helpful votes
From the moment you pull into the carpark and look at one of the oldest golf courses in the world you'll be captivated. The clubhouse main dining room is absolutely amazing, we got there early enough for breakfast and were warmly welcomed, no stressing about paying for the meals before we trotted out onto the course as it was a case of, settle up when you come back in lads, perhaps you'll want some lunch...... Facilities are second to none, we were invited to use the practice range prior to playing with balls neatly stacked in pyramids and no extra charge, NICE TOUCH. The course was fantastic, more of a heathland than links course, but I loved it as did the other 7. Some of the links courses can be a little unkind with fabulous shots being penalised with dodgy bounces etc, but this was challenging and fair with poor shots being punished with plenty of bunkers, gorse and heather... After a little over 4Hrs of great golf in fantastic warm May sunshine we headed back into the clubhouse where towels and showers were offered and a hearty lunch was had by all. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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