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The coastal county of Ayrshire and Isle of Arran in the southwest of Scotland is blessed with beauty, culture and history. This area has many five star hotels and places to explore the beautiful coastline, where you can look inside opulently decorated manor houses, walk alone the shore, and even attend patriotic Robert Burns Festivals; all of which makes Scotland an easy part of the world to fall in love with. It is also the birthplace of the Open Championship, which started here back in 1860!
The Ailsa at Turnberry is an Open Championship course that covers a craggy headland that overlooks Ailsa Craig and the Firth of Clyde. Its signature hole is called ‘Bruce’s Castle’ because it takes players past Robert the Bruce’s ruined castle.
Royal Troon is another famous course that was granted royal status by Queen Elizabeth II. Nearby Prestwick is also extremely popular with golfers as it is where the Royal Open first took place! Over on the Isle of Arran, Shiskine is an unusual, but hugely enjoyable links course.
Locals and visitors take advantage of the water sports and adventure that is offered in this part of the country. There are plenty of Royal Yachting Association approved schools that offer tuition and trips out to nearby islets. Other activities to get involved in include dinghy sailing, kayaking, rowing, kite surfing and windsurfing.
After a day on the greens make sure you stay over in luxury by booking a five star hotel using the Expedia search tool.