Glasgow Golf Club, Gailes Links
GAILES LINKS
Irvive
Ayrshire, KA11 5AE

Tel: 01294 311258
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Glasgow Golf Club, Gailes Links

Glasgow Gailes course designer, former Open Championship winner, Willie Park always believed this links to be one of his best creations.

The classic layout is tough, fair and traditionally Scottish, wild heather and gorse define the fairways and the greens are guarded by strategically placed bunkers.

Sandy Lyle, former Open and Masters Champion describes the course as “one of the world’s truly great tests of links golf’ and it has been selected by the R&A as a final qualifying venue for The Open Championship every time it has been at Royal Troon and Turnberry.

At 6903 yards long from the back tees, Gailes is a great test of golf whilst the kinder forward tees provide a fine test for players of all abilities.
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Glasgow Golf Club, Gailes Links extends a warm welcome to all visiting Golfers.

Gailes Links is co-hosting The Amateur in 2012 and also hosting the 2012 Home Internationals.

Gailes Links is owned and managed by Glasgow Golf Club, the 9th oldest golf Club in the world. Visitors are welcome to share the golfing traditions and excellent facilities enjoyed by the members. Gailes lies on a marvellous stretch of links land between Troon and Irvine on the Ayrshire coast. Gailes lies in the heart of Scotland’s Ayrshire Golf coast with several celebrated courses within easy driving distance: Royal Troon – 5 miles, Old Prestwick – 8 miles and Turnberry – 35 miles. Also nearby, the Loch Lomond Golf Club has recently opened their Dundonald Links course. At 6903 yards long from the championship tees with a par of 71 Gailes Links is a great test of golf whilst the kinder medium tees provides a fine test for players of all abilities. It is simply traditional links at its best. The challenge starts with a steady stream of four consecutive par fours followed by the signature hole, a par five dog-leg with out-of-bounds to the right and a treacherous green that’s guarded by strategically placed sand traps. It then lets up with a neat par three, only to bite back with another demanding run of five par fours. With its undulating fairways, fine greens and subtle qualities, it is an honest test of golfing skills in true links fashion.

Less than an hour from Glasgow, Gailes is a challenging links course – tough and traditionally Scottish – consistently selected by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews as a final qualifying venue for the Open Championship. The course has been used every time the Open has been played at Royal Troon and Turnberry. Golf Monthly rated the course in the top 100 in the UK.

Book online at Gailes Links

You can now check availability and reserve your tee times online at Gailes Links own website.

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Dress Code

Visitors are requested to be dressed no less formally than smart golf attire. Jeans, trainers, shorts (unless tailored) and round neck t-shirts are not acceptable. The changing of clothing or golf shoes is not permitted in the car park.

Green Fees

Summer Rate (1 May to 30 September) - Midweek - £75 for a single round , Saturday and Sunday (after 1.30pm) - £80 for a single round. A midweek day ticket (two rounds) is £90. 

Shoulder Rate (October & April) - Midweek - £59 for a single round. Saturday and Sunday (after 1.30pm) - £64 for a single round. A midweek day ticket (two rounds) is £74.

Winter Rate (1 November to 31 March) - Midweek - £38 for a single round. Weekends not available.

See "Offers" for details of Special Afternoon Offers, Additional Rounds, and The Gailes Golf Experience.

Junior Green Fees available, details on request. 

Pro Shop

A well stocked Pro Shop will supply all your golfing needs.

Practice Ground

An outstanding practice area (with ball dispenser) enables you to hone your swing before taking to the course itself.

Standard Scratch / USGA Slope Rating
  Champioship      White               Yellow              Blue          
Par 71 71 71 71
Length (Yards)                            6903 6535 6322 5553
Standard Scratch 74 72 71 68
USGA Slope Rating 134 131 129 122
USGA Course Rating 74.1 72.3 71.4 67.9
Trolleys

Pull trolleys available for hire at a cost of £3.50 per round (£6.00 for day). Electric caddie cars cost £8.00 per round (£10.00 for day). Reservations should be made to the Professional's Shop at +44 (0) 1294 311561.

Caddies

£40 plus gratuity per round. Day by arrangement. Reservations through Pro Shop (see above) or the Secretary's office at +44 (0) 141 942 2011.

Self Drive Buggies

£25 per round, £40 per day. Reservations should be made in advance.

Hire Clubs

Gents or Ladies and right or left handed sets of clubs available for hire at a cost of £25 per set. Book from Pro Shop at +44 (0) 1294 311561.

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Package Includes Midweek  Weekend

Summer Green Fee -                                      (1st May to 30th September) 

Single round on Gailes Links (after 1.30pm at weekend)
Day ticket (two rounds) on Gailes Links

£75


£90

£80


N/A

Shoulder Green Fee -                                 (April and October) Single round on Gailes Links (after 1.30pm at weekends)
Day ticket (two rounds) on Gailes Links

£59


£74

£64


N/A

Winter Green Fee -                                        (1st November to 31st March) Single round on Gailes Links

£38

N/A

Junior Green Fees available, details on request..

1st April to 31st October - £40 for additional rounds played in the same week.

See "Offers" for details of Special Afternoon Offers, Additional Rounds, and The Gailes Golf Experience.  

Book online at Gailes Links - You can now check availability and reserve your tee times online at Glasgow Gailes own website

Reservations Telephone:                      +44 (0) 141 942 2011

Reservations Fax:                                   +44 (0) 141 942 0770

Reservations Email:                              admin@gaileslinks.co.uk

Clubhouse Telephone:                          +44 (0) 1294 311258

Professional's Shop Telephone:         +44 (0) 1294 311561

 

Packages at Glasgow Gailes

 

SPECIAL AFTERNOON OFFERS

SHOULDER (October & April) - book a tee time Monday to Friday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm for £160 and £180 at weekends                                                 

SUMMER (May to September) - book a tee time Monday to Friday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm for £180 and £200 at weekends

Book online at Gailes Links - You can now check availability and reserve your tee times on line at Gailes Links own website, or please telephone +44 (0) 141 942 2011.

ADDITIONAL ROUNDS

1st April to 31st October - £40 for additional rounds played in the same week. 

GAILES GOLF EXPERIENCE

Play three of the finest links championship courses in Ayrshire - Gailes Links / Western Gailes / Dundonald Links - package includes one round on each course. Summer £195 / Off Season £140 / Winter £110.

See www.gailesgolfexperience.co.uk for more information, and to reserve tee times call Vicky or Lyn +44 (0) 1294 311649. 

 

The Glasgow Gailes Links Clubhouse was built in 1894 and has been extended and modernised to provide facilities and services appropriate to members and visitors alike.

The Main Lounge, traditionally the meeting point for all, has been renovated to its original style revealing the high arched beam roof and stained glass feature windows. Full bar and dining room facilities are available in the Main Lounge.

The Ian McLaren Room is the Spike Bar. Other than dinner, a full bar and catering service is available in this room. There is a decked area immediately outside The Ian McLaren Room.

Fergus McAinsh the Clubhouse Manager and his staff will ensure that your visit is enjoyable and that your party is looked after. Catering is flexible during the “golfing day” when there is a set menu and an excellent range of bar snacks can be provided at all times.

You may prefer to indicate your requirements for lunch or Dinner in advance.

The Victorian Clubhouse provides all modern facilitiesincluding a spike bar and a main lounge from which visitors can enjoy views of the course and west towards Arran, savour traditional golfers' fayre ranging from snacks to full meals and enjoy our excellent wines and perhaps a club malt whisky to round off the day.

Gailes Links promises you a warm welcome, friendly hospitality and great golf.

Facilities:

  • Full bar and catering (all day)

  • Extensive Changing Rooms

  • Security Lockers

  • Showers and Towels

  • Pro’s Shop

  • Practice Ground (with ball dispenser)

  • Putting Green

  • Chipping and bunker practice area

  • Caddies by arrangement, see Visitor Information

  • Self drive buggies, electric caddy cars and pull trolleys available for fire

  • Club hire available, see Visitor Information

Our Clubhouse Manager, Fergus McAinsh, tel: +44 (0) 1294 311258, fax: +44 (0) 1294 279366, or email cm@gaileslinks.co.uk will be delighted to discuss and arrange your requirements.

Full catering is available all day.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy lunch, dinner, bar meals and snacks in our comfortable Main Lounge and The Ian McLaren Room (spike bar).

Glasgow Golf Club was founded in 1787 and  is the ninth oldest golf club in the World, seven years after the Town Council had started to issue permits for playing golf on Glasgow Green. In 1892 the ground at Gailes was leased from the Duke of Portland’s estate and the Gailes Links course was inaugurated followed three years later with the opening of the clubhouse which remains a most impressive building.

In 1924 Gailes was purchased from the Duke, 12 years after the current course had been laid out by Open Champion golfer, Willie Park Jnr.Willie Park of Musselburgh a former open championship winner designed the course, which opened for play in 1892. Willie kept his designs simple. He wasn’t a believer in creating greens with dramatic slopes , did not much favour ‘blind’ shots, and particularly in the case of Gailes, left the glorious heather and gorse untouched. He always believed Gailes to be one of his best creations; generations since believe he was right.

When a former Open Champion and the winner of the treasured Green Jacket at the Augusta National Golf Club tells you the course is ‘one of the world’s truly great tests of links golf’ then you HAVE to listen! Such a generous verdict on Glasgow Gailes, comes from one of Scotland’s most distinguished sons, Sandy Lyle.

Chosen by The R & A as a final qualifying venue for The Open Championship every time it has been played in Ayrshire neighbours Royal Troon and Turnberry.

In 2008 Gailes Links hosted The Palmer Cup and was also selected as a qualifying course for The Senior Open. In 2010 Gailes Links hosted The Scottish Open Amateur Championship and in 2012 will be hosting the Home Internationals and co-hosting The British Amateur. .

Hole
Name
White
Yards
White
Par
Yellow
Yards
Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Red
Par
Red
S.I.
1
341
4
332
7
289
4
7
2
401
4
341
13
325
4
13
3
467
4
419
3
358
4
3
4
472
4
425
9
392
4
9
5
593
5
530
1
477
5
1
6
152
3
144
17
116
3
17
7
445
4
395
5
347
4
5
8
342
4
339
11
259
4
11
9
307
4
304
15
291
4
15
OUT
3520
36
3229
2854
36
10
422
4
418
8
354
4
8
11
419
4
414
4
361
4
4
12
220
3
177
16
148
3
16
13
334
4
320
12
270
4
12
14
560
5
506
2
474
5
2
15
152
3
147
18
134
3
18
16
438
4
380
6
279
4
6
17
403
4
322
14
285
4
14
18
435
4
409
10
394
4
10
IN
3383
35
3093
2699
35
OUT
3520
36
3229
2854
36
TOTAL
6903
71
6322
5553
71
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