An unrelentingly hard course to play from the 3rd to the 15th tees. Back course fairways pretty scarred with divots, over grown gorse and any loose shot immediately punished. I wanted to like this course but I can't say that I did despite not scoring too badly.
Historically, golf has been played on the site since 1910, but the course as it is now was established in 1951. Though shorter than many of its Ayrshire neighbours, including sister course Lochgreen, Darley was exceptionally tight and unforgiving, with banks of heather and gorse lining the narrow landing strips. However this course is now a must play for all golfers as the green staff have done a great in creating a playable course for many a handicap golfer. Troon Links sits at the Train Station and has easy access from Glasgow. Darley is one of 3 courses and allows the golfer to walk from the town centre and experience the Open town of Troon. Darley heads East towards Kilmarnock Barassie with great views of the Isle of Arran.