Gailes Links

Gailes Links Golf Course

Ayrshire

18 holes | par 71 | 6846 yards | Links

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Course Information

At over 6,900 yards off the back championship tees Gailes Links can prove to be a stiff test of golf. However, it is worth noting there are a variety of tees to play from that provide a kinder yardage thus allowing the less experienced golfers to enjoy this great track. Regardless of what tee you are playing you are assured of some classic links-golf at Glasgow Gailes. Many of the holes are lined with danger including both out-of-bounds and, more commonly, heather-lined fairways that the prevailing wind will try and steer your ball towards. After negotiating the dangers off the tee a solid shot is needed to hold the slick greens that are always true rolling. You will be hard-pressed to find a better links course than Gailes Links and comes highly recommended as a must-play.

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15 minutes west of Kilmarnock.

Gailes Links, Marine Drive , Irvine, North Ayrshire, UNITED KINGDOM, KA115AE
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    15 Reviews
    5 Stars:
    13
    4 Stars:
    2
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    Recommended
    this course
    15 out of 15
    reviews

    Great course all year round.

    Second time playing at the Gails and we couldn't give it enough praise. Condition brilliant considering it's December. Greenkeepers can be seen out on the course keeping it in a great condition. Only downside is that it's a bit deer but you do get a great course and staff are very helpful.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Good
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Unlucky for some.

    Picked the only day this year where frost was hard and covered the entire country. That being said the course was available for play from the white tee markers albeit to winter the greens. The entire course was covered in white frost and we did not expect to play at all. We would love to play here in full course conditions, the greens looked undulating and in great shape for December and three putts would have been good. The staff in the clubhouse from the caddy master to the caterers were welcoming and friendly and the clubhouse facilities and prices were excellent. The cousre itself is fairly flat and walking with carry bags was easy.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Fair
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Course condition

    Course was in magnificent order considering the time of year. There was a lot going on within the course foot print but still in great order. I just goes to prove that courses can be played at this time of year without dropping off fairways. The tee boxes greens and all surrounding areas were in superb order. The club house stall and Nick the Pro were most courteous. The clubhouse and shower/toilet areas were very clean. Would not hesitate to go again.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
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    Excellent
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    Excellent
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    Excellent
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    Excellent

    Glasgow Gailes

    Fantastic course and even though fairway protection in place this never hampered the round. Club contacted prior to round to bring forward times and very accommodating on the day.

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    Excellent
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    Excellent
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    Average
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    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Sunday afternoon

    After a day of heavy rain the day before I was a bit concerned about the condition the course would be in. Don't worry, it could be raining for a week and this place would cope. Fairways bone dry, green firm and true, all round the course was in excellent condition. Friendly staff and top class facilities.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Good
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    Excellent
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    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Good

    An old gem!

    A great links course, steeped in tradition. Interesting throughout, with great variety of holes. Chuck in the wind and rain, and you'll get a great links experience!

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    Excellent
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    Excellent
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    Good
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    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Good
    Course Layout:
    Good

    One of the best

    A great golf course, every hole is different and challenging

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Good
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    1st Class Course

    One of the best links course's in Ayrshire and in super condition. Great practice area next to clubhouse to warm up on which you will need. Some really tough holes mixed in with some birdie chances. Whatever you do try to stay out of the gorse unless you have arms like Popeye. Great challenge as you would expect of such a renowned course. Pro was also very welcoming. Would join this club in a shot


    Glasgow Gailes in a gale

    If you love links golf and clubs with a history - then this is the place for you. A real treat even though we played for the most part in high winds and rain. This has to be one of the fairest links courses in Scotland, if you hit it straight - the ball will bounce straight too, and no blind shots - it's all out there right in front of you. Take an extra 20 mins to take the "pro's tour" too, he'll show you all around the club and just drink in the history. Could not be a friendlier staff at any golf club anywhere !

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
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    Excellent
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    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Good

    Challenging and pricey

    A first for me and the second time playing a real links. Challenging for my level, nice and tricky putting green and few bunkers at the right place to take care about . The environment is poor with the train track near some holes. But a very good experience. Staff very friendly and course condition really good. Just a bit pricey !

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Good
    Course Conditions:
    Good
    Value for the Money:
    Good

    A must play on the Ayrshire Coast

    Played Gailes in the winter and was excellent , game back four weeks latter and it was stunning! Immaculate greens tees and fairways, for this challenging championship course. Great layout with superb holes,. In the clubhouse the most friendliest pro, caddie master, and catering staff you will ever meet, they couldn't do enough for us. Superb and the best out of the three local courses for sure. Visit soon you won't be disappointed !


    Review

    Staff could not be friendlier and the course was in great condition especially the greens.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Good
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent

    Club selection is easy enough for all golfers as each "sprinkler"head is distant marked

    At this time of year my three friends and myself found the course to be in remarkable condition even after a "fierce" storm the previous day. We all noticed how the green staff were working and yet did not encroach on the golf being played. The day could not have gone better and if the discount deal comes up again I am sure we and other friends will return

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
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    Value for the Money:
    Excellent

    Great course

    Course was in outstanding condition and very enjoyable to play. Clubhouse food was good with great service.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent

    Glasgow Gailes is a superb traditional challenging Scottish links course. The clubhouse is steeped in the history of the game, with great atmosphere.

    The club professional gave us a great welcome and introduced us to the club facilities, which were totally available for our use. The atmoshere was warm, friendly and welcoming. The layout of the course itself seemed uncomplicated, until you allow your ball to wander into the rough, which progresses from fescue to heather, then gorse. Wind makes play very challenging. The greens were slick but fair. The course plays long, and most par 4 holes required a long drive to reach the green in two even from regular (yellow) tees - the championship tees are only for the brave and expert golfer. Overall - highly recommended!

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Course Conditions:
    Excellent
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent

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