The Irvine Golf Club


Irvine, Ayshire KA12 8SN

  • Office

    +44 (0)1294 275 979
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1294 275 626
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1294 278 209

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    James Braid

SSS or slope






How to get there:

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)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1887

Irvine Golf Club (Bogside): perhaps not one of the best known or most spectacular of the golf courses on Scotland's Ayrshire coast, this open, flattish links offers an absorbing and testing layout from start to finish.

Views from the course are somewhat mixed, with a railway, residential housing, some industry and pleasant hills to the north all in the picture. Unlike the area's better known courses, there are no sea views. But, from within the course, you have the opportunity to become enjoyably immersed in James Braid's design, and the pleasure of putting on the layout's immaculate greens.

In your quest to reach those excellent greens in regulation, your biggest challenge is staying out of the fairway-lining and ball-swallowing heather and gorse. 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.

List of courses: Ayrshire & Arran


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: £70 (all days).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The name "Bogside", often associated with Irvine Golf Club, comes from the layout's proximity to a large area of marshland known as Bogside Flats. The natural marshland, a "Site of Special Scientific Interest" (SSSI), is bounded by the golf course to the north, and the rivers Irvine and Garnock to east and south.

Published ranking

Scotland's 75th best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • Annfield House3-star

    6 Castle Street, Irvine, North Ayshire KA12 8RJ

    +44 (0)1294 278 903

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Irvine (Bogside); Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Dundonald

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Kilmarnock (Barassie); Royal Troon; Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Belleisle; West Kilbride

  • Montgreenan Mansion House Hotel3-star

    Montgreenan, Kilwinning, Ayrshire KA13 7QZ

    +44 (0)1294 557 733

    Visit website

    The original Montgreenan Castle (also known as Montgrynen or Mountgrainen) was the seat of two noble Scottish families, first the Rosses and later the Cuninghames. The building which occupies the site today is a handsome Georgian mansion, built as a family home in 1817 for Dr Robert Glasgow.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Irvine (Bogside); Glasgow Gailes.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      West Kilbride; Western Gailes; Dundonald; Kilmarnock Barassie; Royal Troon; Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Belleisle.

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