The Irvine Golf Club
There are over a dozen fine links golf courses on the Ayrshire Coast. The Irvine Golf Club stands proudly as one of the best but perhaps the most unheralded.
The test of golf that this well-maintained true links course provides is without question and there is a real understated quality about it.
The Club has staged Final Qualifying for The Open Championship on a number of occasions and since the turn of the century has co-hosted The Amateur Championship (with Royal Troon) and the British Seniors Open (with Turnberry). A par of 71 coupled with a SSS of 73 confirms the challenge that lies is store.
Founded in 1887 Irvine is a course that often goes under the radar when people discuss golf in this part of the country and it can therefore rightly claim to be one of Scotland’s hidden gems. I would agree with this sentiment and suggest that a round at Irvine would complement a visit to any of the perceived ‘big guns’ in the area very well.
Irvine has an excellent mix of holes, provides a superb challenge and is a course I would seriously recommend visiting if you are planning a golf trip to Ayrshire or anywhere in the South-West of Scotland.
Offering a traditional links experience the course owes much of its present day character to the great James Braid, the architect of many fine golf courses throughout the UK. Set in a seaside location at Bogside, albeit mostly on higher ground away from the coast and without any real views of the sea, there are a variety of holes at Irvine that will ensure a memorable round. The sandy fairways are mainly divided by gorse and heather; this frames each hole beautifully but also draws out the excellent bunkering on many of the holes too.
If you are a visitor and would like to make a booking for one (or two tee times), you can do so online via our Visitors on-line booking.
If you are looking to make a large group booking, for parties of 8 or more people, then please complete our Group Booking form.