Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Golfing in Troon (part 3)

This is the 3rd part of our 4 part series focusing on the golfing town of Troon in Ayrshire.
In this blog we will be taking a look at Barassie Links (Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club) on the outskirts of the town.
The club was formed in 1887 before finally setting ground at the current location in 1894. It has 27 holes and has hosted many championships over its years including Open Qualifying, Scottish Ladies Amateur & European youths to name but a few.

The Barassie links measures 6484 yards and is a par 72 from the traditional visitors markers.
This classic links course has it all, humps, bumps and hollows, cleverly placed bunkers, blind shots and stunning greens, all that you can expect from a Scottish links golf course.

The clubhouse has been recently re-modeled inside and acts as great 19th hole for members and visitors alike. The club is also a pitching wedge from the local rail station which links up to the city of Glasgow, perfect for a round if in Glasgow on business, with hire clubs available at their well stocked Professional shop.

Any visitor round at Barassie will have the option to play their 9 hole course for free subject to availability adding value to an already great golfing experience.
 

Some of the stand out holes on the course are the par 3 4th with a bunker front right and a raised green with railway sleepers running down the left side (very apt with the rail links so close) See below....


Another we like here at Ayrshire Golf is the par 4 2nd hole which requires a good tee shot with strategically place bunkers both left and right. A long hole so early in on your round and with bunkers right and left at the green two good shots are required to find this tricky par 4 in two.
See Below...


To sum Barassie Links up, it is what Ayrshire Golf is all about, a friendly club that give the up most welcome to visiting golfers, a great mix of links style holes, easily accessible with great links by car and train and value for money is second to none for a day out on the Links.

For more information visit Barassie Links

Join us shortly in our last blog on Troon where we will take a look at places to stay and of course the 19th hole.... Until then, It's Our Golf, Your Way!

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