nr Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA3 2LP
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Rural countryside and country estate.
18 miles NE of Ayr
HEADING SOUTH from Glasgow on the M77, take exit 7 and go south on the A77, direction Kilmarnock. After 0.7 mls at roundabout follow the B751 direction Kilmaurs. After 1.5 miles Rowallan Castle is on your right. | HEADING NORTH towards Glasgow on the A77/M77 take exit 8, which brings you directly onto the B751, direction Kilmaurs. After 1.5 miles Rowallan Castle is on your right.
Rowallan Castle Golf Club: Located between the City of Glasgow and Ayrshire's spectacular "golf coast", Rowallan Castle is the first layout in Scotland to be designed by Colin Montgomerie. Although construction of the course began in 2005, with an intended opening in 2008, the course eventually opened in 2010.
The 18-hole rolling parkland, championship golf course will in time be complemented by a luxury hotel and residential development. Located near Kilmarnock, 30 minutes drive south west of Glasgow, the site is set within a 600-acre Scottish country estate, complete with 1000-year-old yew trees, trout streams, two spectacular castles, and distant views of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends; more restricted at weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 28.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Caddies available (one weeks' notice required).
Rowallan Castle originally dates back to the 13th century and has been owned or held by the medieval Mure family, the Earls of Glasgow (Boyle), the Earls of Loudoun (Campbell) and the Barons Rowallan (Corbett).
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