Irvine, Ayshire KA12 8SN
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
17 miles N of Ayr
From the A78 one mile south of Irvine, exit at the Newhouse Interchange (Irvine A737). At roundabout at top of exit ramp follow direction Town Centre / Harbourside. After 150 yards at next roundabout take the third exit direction Irvine. After 2.3 miles (several roundabouts en route), at T-junction after River bridge, turn left direction A737 Kilwinning. After 1.2 mls turn left at traffic lights immediately after large school building. After o.3 miles turn left, direction Irvine GC. After o.4 miles golf entrance is on your right.
Irvine Golf Club (Bogside): Not one of the most spectacular or well known golf courses on Scotland's Ayrshire coast, but this open, flattish links is an absorbing and testing layout from start to finish. Views from the course contain a bit of everything - a railway, residential housing, some industry, hills to the north, but no sea. From within the course however, you will become immersed in the excellence of James Braid's layout, and the pleasure of putting on immaculate greens. Your biggest challenge in getting to those greens involves staying out of the plentiful heather and gorse - easier said than done. Definitely worth putting an extra ball or two in your bag, before setting out to play this long-established, well regarded and pleasurable links layout.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course.
The name Bogside comes from a large area of marshland (bog) near the course.
2019 Golf World rating: 74th best course in Scotland.
6 Castle Street, Irvine, North Ayshire KA12 8RJ
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Set on the Scottish coast on the banks of the River Irvine, Annfield House Hotel is an ideal location for a weekend break or golfing holiday. Near to the town of Irvine, yet with pleasing landscape views.
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