South West Scotland – Royal Troon, Turnberry & More

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At a Glance
  • Where & What: South West of Scotland - 7 Days & 6 Nights - Self Drive or Chauffeured Tour
  • Golf Courses: Prestwick, Royal Troon, Western Gailes, Turnberry Ailsa & King Robert the Bruce
  • Hotels: Stay Four Nights at Lochgreen House Hotel and Two Nights at Turnberry Hotel & Resort

South West Scotland serves up a feast of Open courses that include the outstanding links of Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick and of course the superlative Western Gailes. The coastal stretch at Turnberry, with its turbulent dunes and rocky crags, represents links golf at its best.

Day by Day

Day 1Arrive in Scotland

Arrive in Scotland and pick up your rental vehicle or meet your driver guide. Drive to the Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa for a 4-night stay. Settle in this evening. We’ll provide you with an insider list of recommended restaurants, pubs, and attractions.

Day 2Golf at Prestwick Golf Club

Birthplace of the British Open in 1860, Prestwick has played host to the championship challenge 24 times. A great test of skill, this historic course still retains seven of its original greens and features several humps and hillocks, blind shots, and deep bunkers. Prestwick was founded in 1851.

Day 3Golf at Royal Troon Golf Club

With its first British Open in 1923, this course hosted the event again in 1997 and will do so again in 2016. Royal Troon is the home of the longest hole in Open Golf – the 6th at 577 yards – and the shortest, the Postage Stamp 8th that measures only 126 yards. Royal Troon was founded 1878.

Day 4Golf at Western Gailes Golf Club

One of the finest natural links courses in Western Scotland, Western Gailes possesses the best of golf territory. While the course is rather short in length, its layout is extremely inventive and each of the holes requires a great deal of skill and accuracy. Western Gailes was founded 1897.

Day 5Golf at Turnberry Golf Club (King Robert the Bruce)

Head to the Turnberry Hotel and Resort for a 2-night stay. Play the King Robert the Bruce course at the Turnberry Golf Club. Building on the challenges of the famous old Arran course, the King Robert the Bruce course is links golf at its best. It features undulating greens, glorious fairways, magnificent ocean holes, and stunning views of Kintyre, Arran, and the famous Turnberry Lighthouse. The course has a par of 72 and a length of 6,827 yards.

Day 6Golf Turnberry Golf Club (Ailsa)

With panoramic views from Turnberry Bay to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Crag, Turnberry Ailsa is a magnificent Open Championship Course. Designed by Mackenzie Ross in 1950 the Ailsa course’s claim to fame is the head-to-head confrontation between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson that captivated the golfing world during the 1977 Open. Watson also came within a whisker of winning the 2009 Open at age 59. Turnberry is regularly ranked “one of the top 20 courses in the world.” Turnberry was founded in 1950.

Day 7Depart Scotland

After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to the airport and drop off your car or say good bye to your driver before boarding your flight back home.


Scotland Home of Golf Inclusions

  • Meet & greet by Destinations Golf.
  • Golfers packing list & recommendations.
  • 5-Rounds of championship golf.
  • Guaranteed tee-times.
  • 6-Nights deluxe hotel accommodations & breakfast daily.
  • Self-Drive van or upgrade to Driver Guide.
  • Your Personalized Trip Portfolio on our Destinations Golf Travel App.
  • Recommendations for dining, sightseeing, shopping & entertainment.
  • Enjoy our Concierge Services in Scotland while travelling.

Not Included:

  • Caddies: request at time of booking
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature


  • Request a complimentary quote

Turnberry Hotel & Resort, Turnberry, UK

The warmest of welcomes from the kilted doormen , an iconic lighthouse and captivating views of the rugged Ayrshire coastline ; this could only be the inspirational setting of Turnberry . Nestled within 800 acres of estate with views overlooking the Irish Sea and across to the Isle of Arran , Turnberry is the world’s original golf resort with over a century of hospitality and tradition . Inspire a new and memorable story with every visit , where championship golf, award winning cuisine , family adventures , a relaxing spa and treasured memories await your discovery .


Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa, Troon, UK

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Ireland & UK - Frequently Asked Questions

Passports & Visas

To enter Ireland or UK, you need a valid passport. While e-passports are commonly used now, they are not a necessity to enter Ireland. UK citizens do not require a passport to enter Ireland, but carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with a photograph (usually either a passport or driving license with photo).


February to April: Highest temperatures range from 46 to 54°F
May to July: Highest temperatures are between 64 and 68°F
August to October: Highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F.
Winter air temperatures inland normally reach 46°F, while the coldest months are January and February.
April & September are considered the most pleasant and temperate months.


Gratuities and tips are discretionary and are not usually included in a bill. The general custom is to give 10% to serving staff in restaurants. Cafes might have a collection box at the till and bar staff are not tipped but you are free to offer “have one for yourself”.


Plugs in Ireland and UK are three-pronged and the electricity supply is also 230v. Adapters are widely available, and it’s a good idea to bring a couple for your various gadgets.


You will need either a full valid national driving license or an international driving permit. Cars in Ireland drive on the left-hand side of the road and both driver and passengers are required to wear seat belts at all times by law. Signposts in Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas are written in Irish (Gaelic) so familiarise yourself with both English and Irish spellings before you set off for those parts. Northern Ireland uses miles per hour, while the Republic of Ireland uses kilometers for signage and speed limits.


English is commonly used throughout Ireland and UK, although Irish is the official language in Ireland, and there are Irish speaking areas called the Gaeltacht where it is the predominant language.

What to Pack

Bring a sweater, even in summer; waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella. The weather is changeable so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes.


In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro (€). One euro consists of 100 cent. In Northern Ireland, pound sterling is the local currency (£). One pound sterling consists of 100 pence.

Emergency Services

Police, Fire, Ambulance:
Republic of Ireland, Telephone: 112 or 999
Northern Ireland, Telephone: 999

Time Zone

Ireland functions on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During the summer it becomes GMT+1, that’s Irish Standard Time (IST) in the Republic and British Summer Time (BST) in Northern Ireland.
For example, New York is Irish Time -5 hours & Los Angeles is Irish Time -8 hours.


There are no vaccinations required to visit Ireland.