Scotland's only final Open qualifying course until 2017, Gailes occupies a marvellous stretch of links land between Troon and Irvine on the Ayrshire coast. Gailes lies in the heart of Scotland's Ayrshire Golf coast with several celebrated courses within easy driving distance.
At 6903 yards long from the championship tees with a par of 71 Gailes Links Ayrshire is a great test of golf whilst the kinder medium tees provides a fine test for players of all abilities. It is simply traditional links at its best.
The challenge starts with a steady stream of four consecutive par fours followed by the signature hole, a par five dog-leg with out-of-bounds to the right and a treacherous green that's guarded by strategically placed sand traps. It then lets up with a neat par three, only to bite back with another demanding run of five par fours. With its undulating fairways, fine greens and subtle qualities, it is an honest test of golfing skills in true links fashion.