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An Ayrshire Must-play Experience for Links Lovers


The Links Golf Cup in Ayrshire, known as ‘The Birthplace of The Open Championship’, is on it’s way to become a must-play experience for links lovers.

The event had its inception in 2015. This year it takes place from September 3 to 7. In the time of writing it still has a final few spots available in a field attracting amateur golfers traveling from all over the world. Drawn by the lure of exhilarating links golf on this wild and windy coastline since 

The 72-hole individual Stableford tournament offers golf over four of the finest championship links courses in Scotland. Namely Western Gailes, Gailes Links, Kilmarnock Barassie (the 4th green pictured above) and Dundonald Links.

The event rest day gives an opportunity to play five days of pure Scottish links adding the nearby Open Championship venues of Troon, Turnberry or Prestwick.

Ayrshire courses with a great history

Testament to the quality of the The Links Golf Cup competition courses, all four have staged some of the most prestigious events in golf at some point. Dundonald Links, for example, hosted the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open as recently as 2017 when it was won by Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello.

In addition to providing the opportunity of playing revered courses, The Links Golf Cup Ayrshire gives amateurs the chance to test their mettle against like-minded, international golfers. Making it both a challenging and interesting experience.

At just over £300 per person for four rounds of golf, attendance at the presentation dinner and a goodie bag, The Links Golf Cup Ayrshire also offers great value when compared to the individual green fees rates alone at this time of the year.

The golf event organizers Hybrid Golf launched The Links Golf Cup Ayrshire following the success of The Links Golf Cup East Lothian on Scotland’s east coast. It has now been running for seven years. Andy Bowen of Hybrid Golf comments:

“We have been overwhelmed at how popular The Links Golf Cup Ayrshire has proved to be in just a few years. This is not only down to the event being played over some of the best links in Scotland, but undoubtedly because the competitors also enjoy the social side of meeting and forging new friendships.” 

Tudor Park Golf Club member, Mark Higgins, who has played in both Links Golf Cups, relishes playing in some of Scotland’s top golf courses:

“Having played a wide variety of Open competitions, I can say that both the Links Golf Cup Ayrshire and East Lothian are brilliantly enjoyable as well as offering a great opportunity to play world class courses. I can’t wait for the next one!”

The 72-hole Stableford Links Cup Ayrshire is open to amateur golfers over the age of 18 and with a handicap of 24 or less.

More about Links Cup Ayrshire: The Links Golf Cup


The 6th green at Western Gailes Golf Club.

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