Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club
29 Hillhouse Road
Troon
Ayrshire, KA10 6SY

Tel: 01292 313920
golf@kbgc.co.uk
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Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club is to be found on the outskirts of Troon on Scotland's west coast and has been offering the golfer a magnificent links golf challenge for over one hundred years. Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club now offers the visitor twenty-seven holes.


With the addition of nine new holes on land between Barassie and the Dundonald course, the club now has a lengthened eighteen hole Championship Links complemented by perhaps the best nine hole course in Scotland.


The course is challenging, but is typically what Scottish Links golf is about - large undulating greens, deep bunkers and doglegs. Kilmarnock (Barassie) again, hosted the Open Championship Final Qualifying in July 2009 and Senior Open Final Qualifying in 2012, when both Championships were played at Turnberry.

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Welcome to Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club

1887 - 2012  Celebrating 125 years

Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club is located on the outskirts of Troon on Scotland's West Coast. We have an extensive history and have been offering golfers a magnificent links golf challenge in Ayrshire for one hundred and twenty-five years.

The Club is always delighted to welcome visitors from all over Europe, the United States as well as all corners of the UK and Ireland.  

Within striking distance of Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry, the course is an Open Championship Final Qualifying venue with a well-deserved reputation for some of the best maintained greens in Scotland.

The Club has twenty seven holes with which to test the golfer, complemented by first-rate facilities in the clubhouse and professional's shop.

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club offers everything golfers would expect from a Scottish seaside golf course; challenging fairways and greens as well as a friendly, welcoming membership.

We are sure you'll find what you're looking for on our website and look forward to welcoming you to the challenges of links golf.

 

Hosted Events

2012 sees the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club and with key major events taking place at the club - including Qualifying for the Seniors Open at Turnberry it will be a special year for members and guests alike. The club has been proud to have been host to a number of quality events in recent years including the following.  

  • Final Qualifying Course for the 2009 Open Championship
  • Host to the Boys Amateur Championship 2010
  • Host to Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship 1-3 June 2012
  • Final Qualifying Course for 2012 Senior Open Championship 23 July 2012

Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club Quick Links

 Home to the Barassie Links Championship Golf Course

 

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club has 27 holes available for play by visitors.

Visitors are normally welcome to play the course on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Limited times are available on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Additionally, a limited number of tee times are available on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (April to September).

Bookings for play can be made with the Club at golf@kbgc.co.uk  who will arrange and allocate starting times, which must be strictly adhered to. Alternatively it is now possible for the visitor to check availability and confirm their tee time online. Simply visit  Barassie on-line tee times

A non-refundable deposit of £25 per person must be received when the booking is confirmed.

Visitors will be required to play from the "Yellow Tee Markers" at all times and visitors should "check-in" at the Professional's shop before play.

Final numbers in the party should be confirmed to the Secretary at least 7 days before the visit and failure to do this may result in Green Fees being charged for the original number quoted.

 

Download Visitor Information

The following documents are available for visitors to download: 

Gent's Open - Sunday 24 July 2016

Information Poster

Entry Form

 

About The Course

 

The Barassie Links 18 Holes Course measures 6852 yards from the white tees with a Standard Scratch Score of 74, 6484 yards from the yellow tees with a Standard Scratch Score of 72 and 6094 yards from the red tees with a Standard Scratch Score of 76.

USGA SLOPE Rating: White - 138, Yellow -135, Red - 133

USGA Course Rating: White - 73.8, Yellow - 72.1, Red - 76.2

The nine hole Hillhouse Course measures 2756 yards from the yellow tees and 2888 yards from the white tees. The par is 34.

 

Caddies - Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club does not provide caddies. However, visitors are welcome to make their own arrangements in this respect.

Pull trolleys - available for hire - £3 per round or per day.

Electric trolleys - available for hire - £8 per round; £13 per day.

Buggies - Available for hire - £25 per round; £45 per day.

Green fees - please see separate listing above - available for download. 

Visitors are expected to play without delay and so avoid the incidence of "Slow Play" on the course. They are also expected to observe course etiquette by raking bunkers, replacing divots, repairing spike and pitch marks on the greens and keep caddy carts outwith white lines.

Playing Times

Visitors' Starting Times are at 7/8 minute intervals as follows: (all subject to availability)

  • Monday & Tuesday - 9.00am until 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.00pm

  • Wednesday - 11.30am until 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.00pm

     

  • Thursday - 8.30am until 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 3.00pm

  • Friday - 11.00am until 12.30pm and 1.30 until 3.00pm

  • Saturday - From 2.00pm (Subject to availability)

  • Sunday - 11.30am until 12.30pm and 2.00pm until 3.00pm

All PM times on are available from April until September only.

From the1st October to 31st March - play is normally limited to 18 holes only.

The Clubhouse: A full catering service is available in the Clubhouse, with bar snacks being served in the lounges. Lunches, high teas and evening meals are served in the dining room. Catering requirements. if any, should be indicated in advance of your visit. Mastercard, Visa Credit and Visa Debit cards are accepted.

Dress Regulations: - Please follow link for details.

It must be emphasised that training shoes, sports footwear and jeans whether denim or cotton or any other form of denim clothing are not acceptable neither in the clubhouse nor on the course.

Golf shoes are NOT permitted to be worn in the public areas of the clubhouse.  

Details of local accommodation and bookings for a wide range of hotels near Barassie can be made on the Barassie accommodation page

Directions to the Club and a detailed Google Map can also be found on the Barassie location page

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home to the

Barassie Links

Championship

Golf Course

 

SEPTEMBER 2012  

SPECIAL OFFER 

SUNDAY - FRIDAY  

4-Ball for £160

From 2.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend

Summer Green Fee 2012  Single Round **

Includes one round on Barassie Links (April to September 2012).

£57.00 £67.00
Summer Green Fee 2012 - Day Ticket

Includes play on Barassie Links and Hillhouse Course (April to September 2012).

£82.00 N/A
Junior Green Fee 2012 - Single Round Includes one round on Barassie Links for under 18 years (April to September 2012). £37.00 £47.00

Junior Green Fee  2012- Winter Round

Includes one round on the 18 holes in play on the day, for under 18 years (October 2011 to March 2012).

£27.00

N/A

** Additional round/day played in same week - £45.00 per round / £55.00 per day

The standard green fees for 2012 are as published in the above table .

  • A deposit of £25 per person (non-refundable) is required to secure bookings.
  • Electric buggies are available for hire (April to October) by visitors - £25 per round / £45 per day please book with Professional.
  • Tee reservations for group bookings, in excess of 12, are not available Wednesday and Weekends. Visitor's times are limited to after 3.00pm on Satuday and 11.30am on Sunday.

Online bookings are now available at Barassie - reserve your tee times online at the Club website

Barassie Offers
 

SUMMER OFF-PEAK SPECIAL
4-Ball for £160
(Sunday-Friday after 2pm and subject to limited availability)

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club is delighted to work with tour operators and accommodation providers in the area. For 2012 we'll keep you up-to-date with how you can book a package or short break that includes Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club in your itinerary.

This section will also promote Open events in which the visitor can play and details of special offers and winter play.

If you are a hotel or tour operator promoting golf to Barassie please contact the Secretary Manager with your information. 

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club prides itself not only on the quality of its golf courses but also in the quality of welcome and service it offers both members and guests alike.

Changing Facilites

The club offers visitors full access to the changing facilities although it should be noted that there are no lockers available. The changing areas for ladies and gents both offer full showering facilities and towels are provided.

Professional Shop

The Club Professional, Gregor Howie is a PGA approved and certified coach. To book a lesson please Contact him on 01292 311322. The pro-shop is well stocked with all the equipment you will need including clothing, bags, clubs, shoes, golf balls, ball markers, pitch mark repair tools, towels, hats, confectionery etc. Much of the equipment is provided by major golf manufacturers including Ping, Callaway, Titleist, Taylor Made, Wilson, Yonex, Ping, Progen, Sunderland, Footjoy etc.

You can visit the pro shop page on the website for more information

Practice Facilities

Barassie has a practice area a hundred yards from the first tee and a large practice putting green. There is also a practice net.

Car Parking

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club offers private parking for its members and visitors. It is in Visitors' interest to ensure that vehicles are securely locked and valuables kept out of sight as Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club cannot be held responsible for loss or damage. Changing of golf clothing and shoes should not be done in the car park. Articles of value should not be left in vehicles or in the Locker Rooms as the Club cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. 

Catering

A full Catering Service is available in the Clubhouse, with Bar Snacks being served in the Lounges and Luncheons, High Teas and Evening Meals being served in the Dining Room.

All Communications relating to Catering should be made to the Club Steward, Mr Glen Ranson, Tel. No. +44 (0) 1292 313920. Final number of visitors must be confirmed by the day before the visit at the latest. If numbers are reduced on the day of the visit the full cost of meals will be charged for the final number confirmed previously.

 Visa, Visa Debit and Mastercard are accepted.

Dress Regulations: - Smart casual wear is the rule throughout although after 6.30pm in the Dining Room (Portland Room) tailored jackets, tailored trousers and shirts with collar and tie must be worn.

In the Ossington Lounge, Portland Lounge and Casual Bar smart casual dress is acceptable - Shirts with collar or roll neck teamed with tailored trousers or tailored shorts.

A full catering service is available in the Clubhouse, with bar snacks being served in the lounges and luncheons and high teas  served in the dining room. (Please refer to hours of service below).

All Communications relating to catering should be made to the Club  Tel. No. +44 (0) 1292 313920. Final number of visitors should be confirmed by the day before the visit at the latest. If numbers are reduced on the day of the visit the full cost of meals will be charged for the final number confirmed previously.

Visa, Visa Debit and Mastercard are accepted for payment.

Dress Regulations: - In the Dining Room (Portland Room), the Ossington Lounge, Portland Lounge and Casual Bar smart casual dress is acceptable i.e. Shirts with collar or roll neck teamed with tailored trousers or tailored shorts.

IT IS EMPHASISED THAT TRAINING SHOES, SPORTS FOOTWEAR AND "JEANS" WHETHER DENIM OR COTTON OR ANY OTHER FORM OF DENIM CLOTHING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE WEAR EITHER IN THE CLUBHOUSE OR ON THE COURSE

Catering Prices
Description
Price Per Person
Morning Coffee &
Home-made Shortbread
£2.00
Morning Coffee or Tea
Bacon, Sausage or
Scrambled Egg  Roll
£3.00 (1 Roll)
£5.00 (2 Rolls)

Chef’s Selection of
Home-made Soup & Sandwiches

£5.00

Bar Snacks

Bar Menu

Traditional Scottish High Tea
with Home Baking

£9.95

 Lunch or Dinner

2-course £12.95              3-course £14.95
Catering Times
October
Monday & Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00 (last orders)
Wednesday to Friday 10.00 - 18.00 (last orders)
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00 (last orders)
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00 (last orders)
November to February Monday to Friday 10.00 - 15.00 (last orders)
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00 (last orders)
Sunday 10.00 - 1800 (last orders)

Milligan and SherryOver the past season Past Club Captain Robbie Fulker has been actively promoting a pictorial history of the golf club with a wonderful array of images and artefacts now adorning the walls of the clubhouse.

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club has a fine history stretching more than a century with many champions emanating from the ranks of members and others winning events at the club.

Gordon Sherry and Jim Milligan are pictured with the Walker Cup, in which they both played on wining teams, whilst Irishman Ronan Rafferty below won the British Boys in 1979 at Barassie.

Over the coming weeks and months this section of the website will increasingly feature the history and heritage of the club with the aim of becoming an archive of anecdotes and images.

We've started off with a reproduction of the extremely rare Jubilee Book from 1937; it is a truly great document for members old and new to grasp the history of the club. We'll follow this with the Centenary Book "...more a way of life" written by Past Captain Alan Stewart.

The Jubilee Book

One of the framed image sets is taken from this great wee book. Published in 1937 to celebrate the first fifty years with a Gold Foil cover by The Standard Press in Kilmarnock the photos were provided by Hector Macdonald whose family still has the shop in Bank Street in Klmarnock.

The understated nature of the introduction is wonderful and given what was to ensue in the following years it certainly represents more than just a snapshot in history.

"This Jubilee brochure, designed for private circulation among the members of Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, has been prepared and is issued by authority of the committee, in the belief that members may appreciate a souvenir of an interesting occasion in the history of the club."

We have reproduced the Jubilee Book to be viewed in Barassie's Gallery or for download a copy of the Barassie Jubilee book to print as a PDF to be read in the traditional manner on paper!

We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

 

Hole
Name
White
Yards
White
Par
Yellow
Yards
Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Red
Par
Red
S.I.
1
Kilmarnock
509
5
501
13
493
5
12
2
Duncan's Pride
394
4
376
5
352
4
6
3
Auchengate
430
4
365
1
354
4
2
4
Arran
155
3
149
15
151
3
16
5
Railway
366
4
336
11
360
5
14
6
Hillhouse
150
3
143
17
136
3
18
7
Western
439
4
427
3
372
4
4
8
Dundonald
539
5
519
7
434
5
8
9
Gailes
378
4
371
9
332
4
10
TOTAL
3360
36
3187
2984
37
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