Thursday 30 September 2010

Winter Golf Lessons in Scotland

Turnberry Resort Links Golf Academy offer Winter Tuition

As the days get shorter and crisper, winter is the perfect season to improve your golf game. Where better to improve and practice your swing than at Europe's leading Links Golf Academy at The Turnberry Resort home to the Ailsa and Kintyre links golf courses. 
Winter Tuition at Turnberry includes:
  • Two 30 minute lessons (using the latest teaching GASP software)
  • 30 minute putting Lesson
  • 30 minute short game lesson
  • 4 rounds on the Arran Academy course
The cost of this great golf tuition offer is only £179 per person and is available from the 1st November 2010 until 31st March 2011.

E-mail or call the Turnberry Reservations Team on +44.1655.333.991 for more information

October and November Golf Deals at Turnberry Ayrshire

As The Ryder Cup approaches thoughts will inevitably turn to getting some more golf in before the winter. You could do a lot worse than turning your attention to the wonderful opportunities for Autumn and Winter golf on Scotland's West Coast Golf Links where it is quite possible to play on full greens the whole year round.

One such opportunity exists with the package from Turnberry, "Golf in the Gulfstream at Turnberry"

With fewer hours in the day, a round at Turnberry is treasured all the more, particularly when a round is available from only £79.

Golf in the Gulfstream at Turnberry includes:
  • One round of golf per person on The Kintyre or The Ailsa
  • Bacon roll and coffee upon arrival
  • Three course lunch at Tappie Toorie
The cost of these Ayrshire Golf Packages are: 
  • The Ailsa - £129 per person in October and £99 in November
  • The Kintyre - £99 per person in October and £79 in November
E-mail or call the Turnberry Reservations Team on +44.1655.333.991 for more information

Thursday 23 September 2010

Corporate Partners at Gailes Links

In these financially constrained times it's often hard to justify corporate entertaining but sometimes the benefits have to be looked at closely and when it stacks up it really can still provide a strong return on investment. Golf clubs in Ayrshire are all looking at their own offerings closely and for businesses in the west of Scotland the package put together by Glasgow Golf Club for their Gailes Links course near Irvine ticks a lot of boxes.

The Corporate Partners Programme offers Sponsorship packages at both Killermont and Gailes Links.
The fee is between £2,150 to £2,700 plus VAT for 12 months, depending on the package. They represent excellent value and can be tailored to your needs.

Packages entitles the Corporate Partner to,
  • an appropriate advertising plaque on one of the tees
  • between 40 and 80 Green Fee tickets which may be used for a one-off event or a number of smaller or separate groups (plus an additional 20 Green Fee tickets are available at a reduced cost)
  • Partners at Killermont can use the Dining Room, Gun Room and Tennant Room for business meetings/seminars and lunches/dinners etc by arrangement
  • Partners at Gailes Links can use the Dining Room and Ian McLaren Room for business meetings/lunches etc by arrangement
Enquiries should be made to either Alan McMillan the Managing Secretary, or Claire Tennent the Golf Administrator, by telephoning 0141 942 2011 or emailing

Gailes Links Publish 2011 Green Fees

Gailes Links (or Glasgow Gailes as many would recognise it) on the Ayrshire coast have recently agreed their green fees up to September 2011. The details are:

WINTER - (Nov 10 to March 11)
Single round Midweek Only: £35.00

SHOULDER -(Oct 10 & April 11)
Single round Midweek: £55.00
Single round Weekend (after 2.30pm): £65.00

SUMMER -(May to Sept 2011)
Single round Midweek: £70.00
Single round Weekend(after 2.30pm): £80.00
Single round with 2 course meal Midweek: £75.00
Day Rate (2 rounds)Midweek Only: £85.00 n/a
Day Rate (2 rounds includes 2 course meal)Midweek Only: £90.00

Junior Green Fees available on request

September 2010
Book a tee time Monday to Friday 2.00 to 4.00pm for £160.00 (For a fourball this is a saving of £30.00 per person)
October 2010 and April 2011
Book a tee time Monday to Friday 2.00 to 4.00pm for £140.00 (For a fourball this is a saving of £20.00 per person)

Dundonald Links Winter Golf?

Looks like there's some great value off season golf available at Dundonald Links starting with £40 green fees for October. More information from Dundonald Links website but have a wee look at the picture gallery to be tempted furtehr

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Prestwick Golf Pass rates for 2011 and 2012

Introducing the Prestwick Golf Pass...

The three Prestwick golf clubs have trialled a joint marketing initiative, offering a round on each course at a special rate. This has proved successful for each of the Clubs and it is the intention to roll it out for the 2011 / 2012. The current prices are indicated below and the VAT increase will come into effect in April 2011. Weekend supplements will apply where times are available.

The golf pass includes a midweek round over the Birthplace of The Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club, former Open Qualifying links course, Prestwick St Nicholas and the excellent parkland layout Prestwick St Cuthberts

To help golf groups, societies and tour operators looking to price their packages, the three Ayrshrie golf clubs have set their prices all the way through to April 2012. Hotels will be able to now create winter golf pacakges with the knowledge of the price and availability of the product.

The prices of the pass are as follows

Prestwick Summer Golf Pass - April through October  2010
Total  Summer Prestwick Pass £165
This shows a saving of £45 on Normal rates

Prestwick Winter Golf Pass - Nov 2010 through March 2011

Total  Winter Prestwick Pass £120
This shows a saving of £100 on Normal rates
Prestwick Summer Golf Pass - April through October  2011

Total  Summer Prestwick Pass £170
This shows a saving of £45 on Normal rates
Prestwick Winter Golf Pass - Nov 2011 through March 2012

Total  Winter Prestwick Pass £125
This shows a saving of £100 on Standard rates
Enquiries can be directed to

Friday 17 September 2010

Ayrshire Winter Golf Experience

The Gailes Golf Experience have this week announced special off season rates for autumn and winter 2010-11.

In October 2010 and March 2011 you can enjoy three rounds of golf over Dundonald Links, Western Gailes and Gailes Links for £140; play between November and February for as little as £110 for a round on each course.

Winter Golf may not be for everyone but if you're looking for somewhere to play you could hardly pick better than the west coast links of Scotland - with if you're fortunate some of the finest views across to the Isle of Arran.

With the odd exception (last winter!) many courses remain playable on full greens all year round. The winter rates can't promise that and conditions are always subject to the weather but it really does offer a great value Scottish golf short break and you can tie it in with superb value room rates at some of Ayrshire's best hotels.

Off Season Green Fees (October and March) £140

Winter Green Fees (November to February) £110