The West Kilbride Golf Club

33-35 Fullerton Drive,

Seamill, West Kilbride, Ayrshire KA23 GHT

  • Office

    +44 (0)1294 823 911
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1294 823 911
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1294 829 573
  • Golf pro

    Ian Darroch (Club Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Original 9-hole course laid out by Old Tom Morris (1893). Extended to 18-holes by James Braid (1905).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6452
6452
5782
Par
71
71
72
SSS or slope
71
71
72

Location

Latitude:

55.689525

Longitude:

-4.867643

How to get there:

22 miles N of Ayr

Follow the A78 north from Irvine and Ardrossan. In Seamill, just to the south-west of West Kilbride, turn left into Fullerton Drive. Follow road to clubhouse entrance.

West Kilbride Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1893

West Kilbride Golf Club could be described as the northern outpost of Ayrshire's extraordinary collection of seaside links courses, which embraces Turnberry to the south, and Royal Troon, Prestwick, Western Gailes and the like in its middle section.

The layout here, like many of the others, sits right alongside the Firth of Clyde shoreline, giving wonderful views out to sea and across to the beautiful Isle of Arran. Every tee gives players a different sea view, from the Kyles of Bute to the north, round to the Heads of Ayr to the south. Perched on a hill behind the course is the pleasant town of West Kilbride.

This is a relatively flat and uncomplicated links course. The sand dunes are not overly large, and the design is usually a case of "what you see is what you get", although local knowledge comes in useful on one or two of the early holes. Perhaps not as well known as some of its more renowned peers further south, West Kilbride nonetheless offers a very pleasant and enjoyable seaside links experience.

List of courses: Ayrshire & Arran

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after 3pm on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays £85; weekends (after 3pm) £40. Shoulder season (April & Oct): £65/£40.

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

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

From the very beginning there was a flourishing Ladies’ section at West Kilbride, and it was one of their number who first put the Club on the map in 1913. Jean McCulloch won the Scottish Ladies’ Championship while still in her teens. It was the start of an astonishing career which would see her national champion twice more.

McCulloch's encouragement of Ladies’ golf, in particular Girls' golf, was to be a life-long commitment. The British Girls’ Championship was first played at West Kilbride in 1954 and since then the Pringle Seniors', the Scottish Girls' and Scottish Boys', and the One-Armed Golfers’ Championship have all taken place on the narrow coastal strip of turf that is The West Kilbride Golf Club.

Published ranking

Scotland's 61st best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Montgreenan Mansion House Hotel3-star

    Montgreenan Estate, Kilwinning, North Ayshire 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:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Irvine

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      West Kilbride; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Kilmarnock Barassie; Royal Troon; Prestwick.

  • Annfield House3-star

    5 Castle Street, Irvine, North Ayshire KA12 8RJ

    +44 (0)1294 278 902

    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:

      No

    • 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

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