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Episode 77 – A Golf Trip to Ayrshire With Brendan Mohler

This week the focus is firmly on the Ayrshire region in south west Scotland home to notable courses such as Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick. Ru is joined by Golf.com’s Brendan Mohler to relive his recent trip to Ayrshire which also happened to be his first acquaintance with Scottish links golf.

So what exactly does Ayrshire offer as a base for a future golf trip to Scotland?

As the birthplace of The Open Championship Ayrshire offers an array of world class links golf courses with notable names of Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick matched by the yet discovered links of Dundonald and Western Gailes. The region while packed full of great golf also benefits from its close proximity to Scotland’s largest city Glasgow where visitors can enjoy a typical big city vibe and warm welcome. The region also has good connectivity from Glasgow Airport with some limited flights also available from Prestwick.

With the 2016 Open Championship coming back to Scotland and Royal Troon next year Brendan’s recent visit was a timely one as the region will once again be thrown into the spotlight. The visit was also just prior to Turnberry commenced with their major overhaul of the Ailsa Course & Hotel which is set to reopen for June 2016. It was interesting to hear how the two contrasting courses played to Brendan, a 5 handicap in his homeland and someone with limited links experience.

 As is customary with every guest we asked Brendan to share his hints and tips in our quick fire question round.
Favourite Course?
Western Gailes
Favourite Accommodation?
Blair Estate
Favourite Shot?
The Alps Hole (5th), Prestwick
Misconception?
The food, it’s actually great!
Equipment Option/Advice?
Take a caddie!

Visit Ayrshire Golf Scotland for more information on golfing in Ayrshire.


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If you have a question about this episode or about golf in Scotland generally email: question@scottishgolfpodcast.com

 

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