Golfers at Western Gailes, Scotland
Today, I took a small party to play Western Gailes, one of the finest and unspoiled links courses in Scotland. Location is S.W.Scotland near Irvine and close to Troon. In this area can be found a concentration of quality courses included Glasgow Gailes, Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry.
Dating from 1897, Western Gailes
has staged many important championships over the years including the Curtis Cup, the PGA Chamionships, the Seniors’, Scottish and Boys Championships and is regularly used as a final qualifying course for the Open Championship itself.
Today, my group benefited from dry, if somewhat overcast, weather and reported very positively on the course.
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Brodick Bay with Goat Fell, Isle of Arran, Scotland
This evening, I am focusing on the Isle of Arran which is located off the west coast of Scotland and relatively close to Glasgow. Arran is often described as ‘Scotland in Miniature’.
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- Brodick Bay, Arran, Scotland
This evening, I am focusing on Brodick, principal town on the Isle of Arran. The name ‘Brodick’ is derived form the Old Norse for Broad Bay and points to the period up to the mid 13th century when large tracts of the West of Scotland were under Norwegian control.
Arran is often called ‘Scotland in Miniature’ and attracts large numbers of visitors who arrive at Brodick via a short ferry ride from Ardrossan on the mainland, in turn relatively close to Glasgow. The key attractions and facilities at/near Brodick include:
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