Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, is situated on the Ayrshire
coast of Scotland where many of the finest Scottish golf links are located.
It is recognized as one of the finest and true links
courses in Scotland measuring 6714 yards from the championship tees. The course
has played host to the Curtis Cup, PGA Championship, Seniors and prestigious
Scottish Amateur Championship. It is also one of the final qualifying courses
when The Open is played at Turnberry or Royal Troon.
The course, 6639 yards off the medal tees is, as the standard scratch score rating of 74 indicates, never other than an excellent test of true links golf. Any change in the strength or direction of the wind, that usually varies between south-westerly and north-westerly off the adjacent Firth of Clyde, provides new challenges that are compounded by the undulating terrain and finely contoured greens cleverly located and set in the folds of the surrounding sand dunes
There are seven holes to the north and eleven to the south. Together with the line of dunes running down the coastal stretch from the 5th to the 13th holes, the out of bounds wall from the 14th onwards, the plentiful supply of pot bunkers plus the meandering burns, all combine to present variety and challenge that requires a true test of club selection with the chances very much in favor of even the best of players being forced to use every club in the bag.
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