Golfing holidays Ayrshire

Golfing Holidays

At Harbourside we have many years experience of organising Ayrshire Golfing holidays, Anything from arranging one off tee times, to specialised 4 night breaks with inclusive rounds of golf. Some examples are listed below, if you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail please contact us directly. Below the table you will find lots of useful information regarding golfing in Ayrshire. There are over 50 courses in Ayrshire, we can take the hassle off you and book your tee off times. E mail or call for the best prices.

The Gails Experience

I could not believe the offer that was passed to me in September 2010. Western Gailes, Glasgow Gaiels and Dundonald Links Golf Clubs had a meeting to discuss a discounted package for 2010/2011. These are 3 of the best courses Scotland has to offer and here at Harbourside Golf we have put together a 4 night package that will suit your budget. The courses are never other than an excellent test of true links golf. Any change in the strength or direction of the wind, that usually varies between south-westerly and north-westerly off the adjacent Firth of Clyde, provides new challenges that are compounded by the undulating terrain and finely contoured greens cleverly located and set in the folds of the surrounding sand dunes.

  • 4 Nights B & B at Harbourside Hotel, Irvine.
  • 1 Round Western Gailes.
  • 1 Round Glasgow Gailes.
  • 1 Round Dundonald Links.
  • Return transfers to hotel and course.

Winter- November to February £199

Sholder - March Only £249

Summer – April to October £299

3 Night Breaks – From £225


3 Nights B&B.
3 days unlimited golf.
Return transfers to airport and courses.
Choice of 8 courses from South Ayrshire Golf.
Tee off times arranged.
Golf fees included.

4 Night Breaks – From £275


4 Nights B&B.
3 days unlimited golf.
Return transfers to airport and courses.
Choice of 8 courses from South Ayrshire Golf.
Tee off times arranged.
Golf fees included.

2 Night Winter Break – from £99


2 Nights B & B.
Return transfer to hotel, airport and courses.
1 round of golf at Troon Darley.
1 round of golf at Troon Lochgreen.
Tee off times arranged.

Open Links qualifying challenge – from £275


3 Night Bed & Breakfast accomodation.
1 round of golf at Irvine Bogside, Kilmarnock Barassie and Prestwick St Nicholas.
Tee off times included.
Return transfers to hotel, airport and courses.

Prestwick Golf Pass – from £295


3 Night B & B accomodation.
1 round of golf at Preswick Old course, Prestwick St Nicholas and Prestwick St Cuthbert.
Tee off times included.
Return transfers to airport, hotel and courses.

Whisky tours Ayrshire

Whisky Hoildays

There are many attractions to be found in an around Ayrshire and we have listed these further down the page with links to their own websites. At the Harbourside Hotel we specialise in organised Whisky Tours, we have listed some of these packages below, to find out more click here to contact us directly.

Ayrshire is well placed to offer the visitor plenty of things to do. It has a wide range of visitor attractions across the county and Castles and historic trails abound with many famous sites of interest and ruins to be explored and an abundance of family attractions and outdoor sports facilities.

History and heritage loom large with a list including the very splendid Culzean Castle, Dundonald Castle and other country parks and castles at Kelburn and Dean. Robert Burns was born in nearby Alloway and there are attractions showcasing his life and works and in May every year a festival of the arts, Burns an’ a” That, celebrates his influence.

For the Burns enthusiast or even just the casual visitor a trip to the Burns National Heritage Park is a must. You can enjoy the audio-visual interpretation of Tam O’Shanter Experience before strolling along the road to visit Burns Cottage. Continue the experience with a visit to Souter Johnnie’s Cottage or the Bachelor’s Club.

For the family how about the Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Vikingar, Loudoun Castle Theme Park or experience a bit of industrial heritage at the Scottish Maritime Museum.

Family leisure centres include The Magnum, Galleon Leisure Centre and The Citadel in Ayr. Other outdoor and sporting facilities include the Newmilns Snow Centre which is about fifteen minutes from Kilmarnock and offers dry slope skiing and snowboarding facilities.

2 Night Whisky Holiday – From £140


2 nights Bed and Breakfast.
1 Tour of Auchentoshan Distillery.
1 Tour of Glengoyne Distillery.
Return transfers to hotel, airport and distilleries.
Minimum party of 6, supplement for under 6.

4 Night Whisky Holiday – From £199


4 nights Bed and Breakfast.
1 Tour of Auchentoshan Distillery.
1 Tour of Glengoyne Distillery.
1 Tour of Arran Distillery.
Return transfers to hotel, airport and distilleries.
Minimum party of 6, supplement for under 6.

Weekend Whisky Package – From £175


Friday – Monday only.
3 nights Bed and Breakfast.
1 Tour of Auchentoshan Distillery.
1 Tour of Glengoyne Distillery.
Return transfers to hotel, airport and distilleries.
Minimum party of 6, supplement for under 6.


Things to see and do in Ayrshire

Ayrshire is well placed to offer the visitor plenty of things to do. It has a wide range of visitor attractions across the county and Castles and historic trails abound with many famous sites of interest and ruins to be explored and an abundance of family attractions and outdoor sports facilities.

Activity Breaks


Activitys in Ayrshire

Ayrshire is a perfect location for those looking for an active short break, with a rugged coastline and exhilerating countryside walks you are never short of something to do.

Golfing


Golfing in Ayrshire

Scotland’s West Coast Golf Links is built on history, celebrating the past but with an eye clearly on the future. Ayrshire offers the visiting golfer perhaps the finest collection of links golf courses in the world and with it come easy access, quality accommodation, fine dining and a history and heritage to match.

Short Breaks


Short Breaks in Ayrshire

Irvine is an ideal central locaton for enjoying a short break in Ayrshire. You are close to all the major attractions such as Burns’ Cottage in Alloway, Castles, Shopping, Island Hopping, Ayr Races, Musemums Distlleries and much much more.

Cycling Breaks


Cycling Ayrshire

If you’ve never tried it, you don’t know what you’re missing. Tandem cycling is a great fun way to travel, using the cycle route network from your base in Irvine you can easily reach the other local towns of Troon, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Kilbirnie, Ardrossan and Largs.

Distillery Tours


Scottish distillery Tours

There are 2 distilleries which we recommend that are close by. Isle of Arran (Island) and Auchentoshan (Lowland) Distillery. Auchentoshan can be reached with public transport suing train service to Glasgow and then hopping on a bus to Auchentoshan. Alternatively you can book a Tour which will get you to your destination by mini bus.

Fishing


Fishing in Ayrshire

Craufurdland Fisheries is set on the Lochan and is stocked with rainbow, brown and golden trout. Fishing is available from the bank or on one of the boats on the loch. Facilities include refreshments in the Lochan Café, tackle for sale and tuition, all run by father and son, Bill and Ian Jones, both experienced and enthusiastic fly fishermen.

Walking


Walking holidays Ayrshire

Although not as hilly as the Highlands of Scotland, Ayrshire is still blessed with some challenging walks through varied countryside and coastal routes, view the brilliant coastal paths and beautiful scenery Ayrshire has on offer. From Irvine, walk to Barassie on the sandy beach or even continue to Ayr via the coastal route.

Kite Surfing


Kite surfing barrasie

Nearby Barrasie beach is a haven for local Kite Surfers and visited by many other enthusiasts and amateurs. Together with our local partners Extreme Zone we can provide you with a tailor made course, whether you are a beginner or more experienced. With good strong westerly winds throughout the year, this is a perfect choice of venue.