Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club Est. 1887

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Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club: In the mid-1880s, golfers in the nearby town of Kilmarnock sought a golf course closer to home than those located in Troon, Prestwick and Irvine. They initially laid out a course at Holmes Farm near Kilmarnock, but this only provided nine holes. In 1894 new land was secured at the present site alongside the village of Barassie. With the course conveniently located adjacent to the railway line, members enjoyed easy access by train from Kilmarnock.

Although the layout here includes one or two tree-lined sections, it is essentially a classically open links layout. The course is characterised by firm, gently undulating links terrain, where pot bunkers, gorse bushes (whins), swathes of heather and knee-high fescues pose the biggest threat should you stray too far from the fairways. Unusual for courses on the Ayrshire coast, Kilmarnock Barassie comprises 27-holes, with the newest nine extending out into the most open terrain.

Located across the railway line from Western Gailes Golf Club, the Barassie course does not enjoy the frequent sea views of its neighbour (something it has in common with the Dundonald Links, directly to the north, which also sits behind Western Gailes). Rather than sea views, the course looks out onto open countryside, with some housing and a rather large paper mill also getting into the picture from a few parts of the course, especially on the newer nine. Kilmarnock Barassie is a much loved and respected member of the Ayrshire golfing scene. It is well worth a visit and definitely deserves its reputation as a challenging Open Championship qualifying course.

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Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club
29 Hillhouse Rd, Barassie,
Troon, Ayrshire KA10 65Y
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1292 313 920
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1292 311 322
Fax

  +44 (0)1292 318 300

Email   info@kbgc.co.uk
Website   www.kbgc.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Gregor Howie (Head Professional).
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Links course.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Theodore Moone
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6852 6484 6094
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 74 74 75
 
At the Same Location:
With 27-holes at the Club's disposal, several different 18-hole courses can be created. The above distances are for the par-72 Barassie Links, which gives the longest layout and combines nine original holes with the nine newer holes. The Traditional course (par-71) is played over the original eighteen holes. The less frequently used third layout is known as the Dundonald course (par-69), which incorporates all the par-3s.
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How2Get There?

11 miles N of Ayr
East of Troon, heading north on the A78, take the A759 Troon / Barassie exit and follow direction Troon. After o.4 miles turn right into Kilmarnock Road (B746) direction Barassie. After 1 mile, at end of Kilmarnock Road, turn right and then right again into Hillhouse Road. After 500 yards golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays £60; weekends £70. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Cash or UK cheque only.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Kilmarnock Barassie is used as a final qualifying course when the Open Championship is played at Royal Troon.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (55.562505)
Longitude: (-4.650669)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Piersland House 4-star
Craigend Road, Troon, South Ayshire KA10 6HD
+44 (0)1292 314 747
www.piersland.co.uk

Piersland House Hotel in Troon is a beautifully restored, William Leiper inspired country house hotel. Occupying wondefully maintained grounds and gardens, and with a sun facing terrace, the house was the former residence of Sir Alexander Walker, son of Johnnie Walker of Scotch whisky fame.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Royal Troon (Old and Portland courses); Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Kilmarnock Barassie
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Golf within 20 miles Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine (Bogside); West Kilbride; Belleisle; Turnberry (25 miles).
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Marine Hotel 4-star
Crosbie Road, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6HE
+44 (0)1292 314 444
www.thehotelcollection.co.uk

Located alongside the opening and closing holes of Royal Troon, the refurbished Marine Hotel provides excellent quality accommodation, combined with superb sea and golf course views. An ideal base from which to explore the many wonderful and historic golf courses on the Ayrshire coast.

Golf at this hotel Royal Troon (Old and Portland courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Kilmarnock Barassie
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Golf within 20 miles Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine; West Kilbride; Belleisle
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