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Western Gailes


Western Gailes has hosted the Curtis Cup, PGA Championship and is a qualifying venue for the Open when at Turnberry.
  • 18 Holes
  • 6,899 Yards
  • 71 Par
  • West Coast Area
  • Links Type

Course Description

The reputation of Western Gailes as one of the game’s finest and more exacting courses has spread worldwide as evidenced by its numerous visitors from around the world including golfing legends from this and the last century.

The great Harry Vardon arrived at Western Gailes in June 1903 celebrating his fourth Open victory. In 1923 its attractions were being lauded by the then US Open Champion Gene Sarazen who played the course with three other outstanding professionals.

Greats from the second half of the 20th century such as Gary Player, Tom Watson and Tony Jacklin have also visited, while from the modern game Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson have all tested their mettle over this classic links course.


Course Location

Western Gailes , Western Gailes Golf Club, Gailes, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA11 5AE

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