The Gailes Hotel
Marine Dr, Irvine KA11 5AE

The Gailes Hotel

Golf Hotel


The Gailes is a long-established, luxury resort hotel surrounded by some of Ayrshire finest courses.

Gailes Links (formerly Glasgow Gailes) is one of Ayrshire's true gems and remains one of the Open Championship Final Qualifying venues and is next door to The Gailes Hotel. Less than one mile away is Western Gailes, another links gem. Dundonald Links, Scottish Open venue, is just across the road!

The Gailes is popular with golfers with a range of top-class golfing facilities at the hotel, including a nine-hole course, floodlit driving range, resident PGA professionals (available to book lessons) and retailer Affordable Golf.


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The Gailes Hotel

Guest Rooms

The Gailes Hotel offers distinctive modern accommodation with 41 well-appointed bedrooms plus the magical Gailes Penthouse.

The Gailes offers modern, contemporary accommodation to ensure you a most enjoyable stay. All rooms offer en-suite bath and shower facilities, flat-screen TVs, Scottish toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities plus complimentary Wifi, which is available throughout the hotel. Choose the SimpsInns network.

Family rooms also have additional beds to accommodate two adults and up to two children aged 16 years and under.

The Gailes Penthouse really is a little bit of luxury and indulgence where guests can enjoy the private spa and Jacuzzi, lounge area, rooftop garden and conservatory.


Zest Restaurant at The Gailes offers great food and service with a wonderful, relaxed ambiance. The stylish interior of warm walnut and quality soft furnishings creates a modern, contemporary look.

When the sun is shining there is no better place to be than relaxing in the comfortable soft seating area of the outside terraces - perhaps with a nice glass of wine or cold beer.

Our aim is to provide you with the perfect environment to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. All products reflect our commitment to quality, with ESPA as our chosen principal treatment partner.

Leisure Facilities

The Gailes Hotel is an outstanding sport and leisure complex offering a wide range of gym and spa treatment options for all the family. State-of-the-art gym, comprehensive class timetable, fitness assessments, sauna, spa and Jacuzzi available.


Par: 72

Length: 7300 yards

Course designer: Kyle Phillips

The newest addition to Loch Lomond Golf Club is Dundonald. Designed by Kyle Phillips, one of the game's top architects, Dundonald is recognised as one of the best new courses in the world (Robb Report 2004). Situated by the sea near the town of Troon, Dundonald's soil and climate conditions, as with the other courses in the area, make it suitable for year-round play.

"My desire was to create a championship Ayrshire-style links course that felt and played as though it was an old rediscovered course." - Kyle Phillips, course designer

Gailes Links

Gailes Links

Par: 71

Length: 6903 yards

Course designer: Willie Park

Venue: British Open Qualifying

Gailes Links

One of the world’s truly great tests of links golf” – Sandy Lyle, Open Champion 1985 and Masters Champion 1988.

Gailes Links lies on a marvellous stretch of links land between Troon and Irvine on the Ayrshire coast. With its undulating fairways, fine greens and subtle qualities, it is a classic links layout. At 6,903 yards long from the championship tees with a par of 71, Gailes is a tough test but medium tees provide a fine test for players of all abilities.

Former Open Champion Willie Park designed the course and kept his designs simple. He wasn’t a believer in creating greens with dramatic slopes, did not much favour “blind” shots, and particularly in the case of Gailes, left the glorious heather and gorse untouched. He always believed Gailes to be one of his best creations.

The course is home to the Glasgow Golf Club, founded in 1787 and the ninth oldest club in the world. It frequently plays host to Open Championship qualifying and will be the venue for the 2012 Home Internationals.

Golf Monthly rates Gailes Links in the top 100 courses in the UK.

Western Gailes

Western Gailes

Par: 71

Length: 6714 yards

Course designer: James Braid

Venue: British Open Qualifying

Western Gailes

Western Gailes is a quality links golf course and challenge, with deep rough and bunkering interspersed with gorse, accurate shot making is essential. Players should make their scores on the outward nine, as the prevailing north-westerly wind can make the back nine extremely difficult. Water features (burns) also await wayward approach shots.

Royal Troon

Royal Troon

Par: 71

Length: 7150 yards

Course designer: George Strath, Willie Fernie

Venue: British Open

Royal Troon

The Old Course at Royal Troon is one of the world’s great links courses. There is the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom, so accurate shot making is essential. There are all the classic challenges of links golf with bumps, hollows and pot bunkers.

Players should make their scores on the outward nine, as the prevailing north-westerly wind can make the back nine extremely difficult. The most famous hole is the 8th - the Postage Stamp – a short par three played to a tiny green!

Troon has played host to the Open Championship on many occasions with past winners including the great Tom Watson. There was plenty of drama in 1989 when American Mark Calcavechia triumphed over Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady in a play-off after Norman had fought his way back on the final day with a course record 64.

Prestwick GC

Prestwick GC

Par: 71

Length: 6544 yards

Course designer: Old Tom Morris

Venue: British Open

Prestwick GC

The course at Prestwick is famous for its first hole which runs parallel to the train line, just yards from the fairway. Prestwick GC also shares its boundaries with Royal Troon and is just 20 minutes from Turnberry, with Open final qualifying courses such as Kilmarnock Barassie, Gailes Links, Western Gailes and Irvine Bogside all within just 5 minutes drive. Prestwick was the first course to hold the Open Championship.

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What's included

  • Double/Twin Room, Daily Breakfast, Golf as listed

What's not included

  • Flights, Lunch, Dinner, Buggy, Transfers

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Payment terms
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More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
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35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
7 to 2 days prior to departure
90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
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£30 Per person per change
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