Located on the outskirts of Irvine, Ayrshire, the Menzies Irvine hotel is ideal for golf breaks with some of the finest golf courses in the world just a short distance from the hotel.
Irvine Golf Club, known as Bogside, is a traditional links course owing much of its character to the famous James Braid, who designed many of Scotland’s top courses.The course can best be described as a mix of links and heathland. The fairways are built on sand and are divided by gorse and heather and every hole has its own identity whilst the quality of greens is traditionally amongst the courses strengths. Just a 5 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Glasgow Golf Club, Gailes Links
Glasgow Gailes course designer, former Open Championship winner, Willie Park always believed this links to be one of his best creations. At 6903 yards long from the back tees, Gailes is a great test of golf whilst the kinder forward tees provide a fine test for players of all abilities. Just a 5 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Western Gailes Golf Club
Western Gailes Golf Club lies between Irvine Bay and the railway on Ayrshire’s prodigious stretch of links coastline. This natural links course offers undulating fairways, occasionally interrupted by three meandering burns. Greens that are cleverly located in naturally folded ground, some protected by burns whilst others guarded by sand dunes. Just a 5 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Designed by Kyle Phillips, one of the game’s top architects, Dundonald has been recognised as one of the best new courses in the world. The 7,100-yard, par 72 course was inspired by the timeless architecture of the great Ayrshire links courses of Royal Troon, Prestwick and Western Gailes, all connected by the historic rail line. Just a 5 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club is to be found on the outskirts of Troon on Scotland’s west coast and has been offering the golfer a magnificent links golf challenge for over one hundred years. The course is challenging, but is typically what Scottish Links golf is about – large undulating greens, deep bunkers and doglegs. Just a 12 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Royal Troon Golf Club
Located in Troon on the west coast of Scotland overlooking the Isle of Arran, Royal Troon Golf Club is one of the great links courses in Scotland and plays host to The Open Championship. In 2009 the course is more open for visitors than ever before offering play from April to September on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays over both the Championship and Portland courses. Just a 15 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Prestwick Golf Club
Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain. Prestwick Golf Club is a relaxed and friendly club that enjoys hosting golfers from all around the World. Just a 20 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Prestwick St Nicholas
The course and Club are steeped in history – indeed one of its founder members was Old Tom Morris who was based in Prestwick prior to returning to St Andrews and his place in golfing legend. The splendid clubhouse sits yards from the shoreline which is lapped by waters warmed by the Gulf Stream and the manicured course offers year round golf on a firm and generally frost-free footing. Just a 20 minute drive from Menzies Irvine.
Turnberry Ailsa Course
For countless players the world over, Turnberry is simply the finest golfing destination of all. The scene of some of the most remarkable moments in Open history, the legendary Ailsa is complemented by the dynamic challenges of the new Kintyre championship course. Turnberry is 40 minutes from Menzies Irvine.