Best golf courses: Ayr

Ayr: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Fernie, Willie

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Willie Fernie

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Ayr
Fernie, Willie

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Ayr

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Willie Fernie

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ayr
Phillips, Kyle

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Visitors welcome

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Ayr

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The short-lived (and never to open) Southern Gailes Golf Club was completely redesigned by Kyle Phillips in 2002, and re-opened as the Dundonald Links in 2005.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Ayr
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

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Ayr

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James Braid

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ayr
Steel & Ebert

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Visitors welcome

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Ayr

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Donald Steel significantly revised and extended the old Arran course to create the new Kintyre layout (2001). The course was then revamped by Martin Ebert of Mackenzie & Ebert (2016) and renamed the King Robert the Bruce course.

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Ayr
Ross, Mackenzie

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Visitors welcome

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Ayr

Designer

Original course at Turnberry laid out by Willie Fernie (1901); later revisions by Major Cecil K. Hutchison (1938). Following WW2, when the course was transformed into an airbase, major renovations and revisions were made by Philip Mackenzie Ross (1945), and more recently by Martin Ebert of Mackenzie & Ebert (2016).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ayr
Park Jr, Willie

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Visitors welcome

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Ayr

Designer

The current course at this location was laid out by Willie Park Jr in 1912.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Ayr
Morris & Braid

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Visitors welcome

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Ayr

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

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Weekends restricted
Ayr
Morris, Old Tom

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Weekends restricted

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Ayr

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Old Tom Morris

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Ayr
Moone, Theodore

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Ayr

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Theodore Moone

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Unknown

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Ayr

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Unknown

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

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Ayr

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James Braid

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Hunter & Allen

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Ayr

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Charles Hunter & John Allen

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Ayr
Montgomerie, Colin

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Nearest city

Ayr

Designer

Colin Montgomerie

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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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