Irvine Bogside
Sandy Road
Irvine
Ayrshire, KA8 8SN

Tel: 01294 275979
secretary@theirvinegolfclub.co.uk
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Irvine Bogside

Irvine Golf Club, known as Bogside, is a traditional links course owing much of its character to the famous James Braid, who designed many of Scotland's top courses.

The course can best be described as a mix of links and heathland. The fairways are built on sand and are divided by gorse and heather and every hole has its own identity whilst the quality of greens is traditionally amongst the courses strengths. The course is not long by present day standards, 6423 yards, but demands accurate shot making and missed fairways and greens can be well punished.

It is often likened to Prestwick for the blind shots required and like the venerable old links is a delight to play. A round at Bogside is perfect for the golfing puritans with a genuine feel of old course design all the way round.
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Irvine Bogside Golf ClubThe Irvine Golf Club, Bogside sports a traditional links course established over 100 years ago owing much of it's present day character to the design work of James Braid in 1926. The course provides a challenge to all with its subtle changes in direction and no two holes the same.

Irvine Golf Club hosts the Final Qualifying Rounds for the Open Championship when it is held at Turnberry or Royal Troon. In addition to this the P.G.A frequently stage their events at the course, including the Sunderland Of Scotland Masters.

The course demands accurate shot making, after all, it has produced three Scottish Amateur Champions in Hammy McInally, Jimmy Walker and Jack Cannon who honed their skills at Bogside.

The Links fairways built on sand , are divided by gorse and heather. Every hole has its own identity and the greens are fast and true. The neighbouring Gulf Stream ensures year round golf of the highest quality whilst the peaks of Arran produce a natural backdrop to complement the birdlife of the River Irvine and the Bogside flats where wildlife abounds. 

Irvine Bogside is generally speaknig open to visitors thorughout the year. Tee times are available thorughout the week and if staying for an extended period can be combined for great value with Baraassie and Prestwick St Nicholas using the Open Qualifier Card.

Tee Time Availability

Visitors looking to book are advised to contact the Secretary or Professional before arriving and visitors are requested to report to the Professional 15 minutes before their allocated tee-off time.

Visitors are unfortunately not accepted before 3pm on a Saturday.

Irvine Bogside is considered to be a very challenging Course and to enjoy their game players should be reasonably competent golfers. Although not obligatory we would suggest that Handicap Certificates should be available for inspection if requested. It is suggested that visitors purchase a Course Guide which is available from the Professional.

Visitors should be ready to play off at your allocated time and Gentlemen visitors must play from the Yellow tees and Ladies from the Red tees.

Members of the Irvine Golf Club normally complete a Round in less than four hours and Visitors are expected to do likewise. If you find that you are losing ground to the game in front please invite the game behind to play through. 

With the exception of Mondays a full range of catering facilities is available but It is adviseable to indicate your requirements to the Caddy Master before starting your round.

Dress Code

Irvine Golf Club extends full courtesy of the Clubhouse to visiting parties although we would ask that the follwoing dress codes are observed. Smart but casual in both the Gentlemens’ Lounge and the Mixed Lounge and food and drink are served in both these areas.
  
Visitors wishing to use the Formal Dining Room should note that jacket and tie are required for Gentlemen with commensurate dress for Ladies.
 
The underlying rule is that Members and Visitors must be appropriately dressed at all times. Shorts (only Tailored) are permitted on the Golf Course and in the Clubhouse. Training Shoes, Denim Jeans, Shell Suits, Collarless Shirts are not permitted either on the Golf Course or in the Clubhouse. Golf shoes and Waterproof Garments are not allowed in the Clubhouse.

Caddies

Irvine Bogside does not provide caddies but visitors are welcome to make their own arrangements.

Car Parking

It is in Visitors' interest to ensure that vehicles are securely locked and valuables kept out of sight as Irvine Golf Club cannot be held responsible for loss or damage. Changing of golf clothing and shoes and partaking of snacks in the car park is strictly forbidden.

Articles of value should not be left in vehicles or in the Locker Rooms as the Club cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.

Additional Information

The use of Mobile telephones and cameras is not permitted in the Clubhouse.

Package Includes Midweek  Weekend
Single Round One round on the Irvine Bogside Golf Course £50.00 £60.00
Day TIcket Two rounds on the Irvine Bogside Golf Course £60.00 N/A

To Book please contact the Secretary or Professional before arriving

Contact No 01294 275979;  Fax No 01294 278209

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At Irvine Golf Club we have all the facilities to ensure that your days golfing is a day to remember.

Changing Facilites

There are full changing facilites for both ladies and gents although no visitor lockers. It is recommended that no valuables are left in the changing rooms. There are shower facilities availble.

Professional Shop

Irvine Golf Club's PGA Professional provides tuition for both members and guests as well as a wide range of golf equipment and requisites.

Practice Facilities

Irvine Bogside has a small practice area  and large putting green but visitors would require to use their own golf balls.  

Car Parking

It is in Visitors' interest to ensure that vehicles are securely locked and valuables kept out of sight as Irvien Bogside Golf Club cannot be held responsible for loss or damage. Changing of golf clothing and shoes in the car park is strictly forbidden.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

 Full catering facilities are available in the clubhouse with the exception of Mondays.

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The conception and birth of Irvine Golf Club must be credited to a young man called Robert Adam who in 1884 came to work in Irvine. Originally from Leven he joined the ArdThe conception and birth of Irvine Golf Club must be credited to a young man called Robert Adam who in 1884 came to work in Irvine. Originally from Leven he joined the Ardeer golf club at Stevenston. However it seems he encountered problems transporting himself and his clubs to and from Ardeer and in the main was restricted to playing on an area of land known as "golffields" to the East of Irvine.

Robert Adam looked around for a suitable site on which a new golf course could be laid out and he saw the potential in the land at Bogside which then formed part of the estate of the 14th Earl Of Eglinton.

Adams inspiration was the causative factor in the creation of Irvine Golf Club but it was the experience, authority and leadership of a fellow golfer James Stewart which would turn this dream into reality.

The club which was still only in the minds of these two men, was to owe everything to this leadership.

On Friday 18th March 1887 thirteen men gathered at a meeting in the Kings Arms Hotel, Irvine, convened and chaired by Adam and from this gathering Irvine Golf Club was established.The conception and birth of Irvine Golf Club must be credited to a young man called Robert Adam who in 1884 came to work in Irvine. Originally from Leven he joined the Ardeer golf club at Stevenston. However it seems he encountered problems transporting himself and his clubs to and from Ardeer and in the main was restricted to playing on an area of land known as "golffields" to the East of Irvine.

Hole
Name
White
Yards
White
Par
Yellow
Yards
Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Red
Par
Red
S.I.
1
Eglinton
418
4
418
7
2
Winton
476
5
476
5
3
Fullarton
358
4
358
9
4
The Moor
289
4
289
11
5
Surface
279
4
279
15
6
Cannon hill
411
4
411
1
7
The Cup
322
4
322
13
8
Saddleback
165
3
165
17
9
Racecourse
456
4
456
3
OUT
3174
36
3174
0
0
10
Braid
373
4
373
10
11
Grandstand
465
4
465
2
12
Arran
368
4
368
14
13
Snodgrass
429
4
429
4
14
The Specs
382
4
382
12
15
Bartonholm
337
4
337
8
16
Redburn
156
3
156
18
17
The Warren
391
4
391
6
18
Flag Staff
333
4
333
16
IN
3234
35
3234
0
0
OUT
3174
36
3174
0
0
TOTAL
6408
71
6408
0
0
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