Host to a number of tournaments, including the Scottish Amateur Championship, 1972 Curtis Cup, 1964 PGA Championship, and in 2007 was host to the European Men's Amateur Team Championship. This natural links course offers undulating fairways, occasionally interrupted by three meandering burns. Greens that are cleverly located in naturally folded ground, some protected by burns whilst others guarded by sand dunes.
Wind, rain, cold. No caddy. 3-Flight. On our own, equipped with a good (free) Birdiebook in the friendly friendly little Proshop, we go to this ancient Linkscourse. Between the railway line and the Atlantic lies a breathtaking golf course in front of us. The starter gives us tips on how to best play the course in today's wind conditions. The frontnine gegenan, the backnine with tailwind, if not until then has rotated ... ;-) The fairways are fast and loyal despite the declining rain. Everywhere lurk deep bunkers, broom bushes and plenty of heather. The greens wonderfully undulating and super fast. Also some blind deductions and approximations are to be mastered. With proper consideration of the strong wind and the track conditions unusual lengths are to be experienced. Due to the fast greens the roll goes far beyond the flag position. Good tactical game is rewarded very fair here. After a great round we strengthen ourselves in the old stylish club restaurant (lunch included, jeans no go !!!) and sum up a great golfing experience. Absolutely recommendable!
What a hard old links! I have already played about 200 Linkscourse in my life, Western Gailes is one of the best and heaviest! Partly pott bunkers are built around the green which are more than 3m deep! Dramatic nice and Megaschwerer links! Fee invest and play!
Played in May 2018 after 2 weeks of drought. As a result, extremely difficult, as balls jump and are untraceable. A good job, especially in the wind. And it almost always blows. Members and staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth the money. Who is here Rental clubs expected in the wrong club.
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