There’s no doubt about it, some of the best links golf courses in the world can be found on the West Coast of Scotland!
And if you’re interested in following in the footsteps of some of the greatest golfers of all time, you can’t go far wrong booking a Golf Experience tour on the coast of Ayrshire.
Trump Turnberry, Royal Troon , and Old Prestwick, are all within a stone’s throw of one another, not to mention Glasgow Gailes, Dundonald Links, and Kilmarnock Barassie to name but a few.
PLUS some of the most challenging courses you will ever play, among the many Hidden Jewels you can unearth on your heady trip around the iconic Scottish coast.
Then there’s the whole flavour of Scotland to be experienced both on and off the course.
Whether it is battling the sea breeze, undulating heather-clad fairways and greens flanked by strategically-placed bunkers typical of many of the links courses.
Or deciding which Scotch whisky to savour next from your well-stocked hotel bar, Scotland has as much atmosphere as you can handle and more besides.
Trump Turnberry Hotel & Resort
Of course, there are many other places to visit in the UK and abroad.
In addition, with so many golf tour companies out there offering multiple travel options, it’s easy to feel bombarded, which can make it difficult to choose between them.
However, golfing on the West Coast of Scotland is a bit different as Friya at West Coast Golf explains…
“We understand that going on a Golf Tour isn’t just about taking a holiday, it’s about the experience of a lifetime. Playing the game you love on iconic courses, taking in the same spectacular views as the golfing stars of yesteryear have, breathing the same fresh sea air, walking the same fairways, negotiating the same tricky lies as your heroes!”
So literally, ‘following in the footsteps of greatness’.
Having spoken at length with Friya, it’s clear that their level of expertise could be invaluable to the nomadic golfer.
They are not a big impersonal company with customer service staff, who are more interested in their sales commission than whether you, the customer, have a memorable and enjoyable time.
On the contrary, they are a family-run organisation that is large enough to handle your booking but small enough to care.
That’s why all their Golf Experiences are hosted.
And why they provide ‘extras’ such as competitions, trophies, and a presentation meal as standard, as well as optional add-ons such as whisky tasting and golf lessons with their ‘resident’ professional Golf Coach.
Trump Turnberry Hotel & Resort
West Coast Golf specialises in Golf Experiences for smaller groups of 2-8 golfers and also golfers who are going on holiday alone.
They feel smaller groups and individuals are not always considered by larger tour operators.
Furthermore, they recognise that Golf ‘clubs’ within Clubs are often made up of a small number of golfers.
In addition, even if your golf society is larger, not everyone wants to go on holiday together.
Sometimes you may want to go golfing on your own and Scotland is the ideal place to go to escape from it all.
For Lone Golfers they offer just the same Hosted Golf Experiences as for groups, but tailored to you.
If you wish, your Host can come out on the course with you, or accompany you as your caddy.
You will receive just as much care and attention as a group of golfers would, with just as much opportunity to experience some of the best links courses Scotland has to offer.
By Ian Mullins