Deciding on whether the golf is better on Scotland’s east or west coasts is all but impossible – the only reasonable solution is to experience both. The vibrant city of Glasgow is Scotland’s largest, and it boasts a couple of excellent golf resorts, led by the Westerwood, which now justifies its Ballesteros-designed golf course thanks to a total refurbishment.
Glasgow is also within easy striking distance of the golfing delights of the Ayrshire coastline, which is also served by the low cost carriers into Prestwick Airport. The shoreline is peppered with links courses of indescribable quality and beauty, and is dominated by the majestic Turnberry resort. The historic venue held the Open Championship in 2009, which was most welcome at the Ailsa Course, overlooked by the iconic lighthouse, is one of the eternal images in golf.
Terrific courses abound along the coast around the town of Ayr itself, leaving you solely with the headache of deciding which of Glasgow and Ayrshire’s golf break gems to experience first.