Western Gailes Golf Club

Beautiful holes, on great land, make it endlessly interesting and challenging.

Geoff Ogilvy (U.S. Open winner)


Western Galles is a classic links on a narrow stretch of duneland between the Atlantic Ocean and Ayrshire Coast Railway Line. It’s a sublime course with an eclectic mix of holes and three direction changes. Quilted fairways, pot bunkers, snaking burns and well-protected greens provide a fun-filled challenge. Unless ferocious westerly winds spoil the party!

Key Info


Gailes Rd, Irvine 


F. Morris, Tom Simpson, Fred Hawtree, and  MacKenzie & Ebert (redesign) 





Course Length

6,714 yards (Blue Tees) 
6,427 yards (White) 
5,995 yards (Yellow) 
5,519 yards (Red)

Signature Holes

Hole 6 - ‘Lappock’ - Par 5 
Hole 7 - ‘Sea’ - Par 3 
Hole 17 – ‘Ridge’ - Par 4 

Notable Events Hosted

Scottish Amateur Championship (nine times between 1923 and 1998), British Seniors Open Amateur Championship (1984), Scottish Seniors Open (1996) 

Included in these tours

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