Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon

Go West to enjoy a Duel in the Sun, lick the Postage Stamp and step back in Open time

  • The birthplace of The Open Championship, and with no fewer than 40 great courses to choose from, the West Coast of Scotland boasts great variety and quality of golf courses. Having hosted The Open Championship a combined 36 times; PrestwickRoyal Troon and Turnberry are the jewels amongst a plethora of hidden gems. It’s also easy to add an extra twist to your trip by visiting the Kintyre Peninsula and playing the two remote Machrihanish courses.

    Why West Coast Scotland is a must visit golf destination


    Average weather graph for West Coast Scotland

    Average weather graph for West Coast Scotland

  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $2415pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Glasgow Airport and travel straight to Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort 5* (Glasgow Airport to Trump Turnberry = 1hr 30 min drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Prestwick Golf Course (Trump Turnberry to Prestwick Golf Course = 35 mins drive)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Irvine Bogside (Trump Turnberry to Royal Troon = 35 mins drive)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Turnberry on The Ailsa Course (On site golf)
    • Day 5 – Return to USA (Trump Turnberry to Glasgow Airport = 1hr 30 mins)

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

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      Newark Liberty International (EWR)

      Airlines: United

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      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

  • Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues.

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis.

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!


Connor Smith

Senior Sales Consultant

“The first Open Championship was played in 1860 at Prestwick, so a trip to these parts is to follow in the footsteps of most, if not all, of the game’s greatest players”

Connor Smith

Senior Sales Consultant