Irvine Golf Club

4.8183666667 4.8 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6594 yards
  • Layout

  • Irvine Golf Club, Bogside, Irvine, KA8 8SN,
  • +44 (0) 1294 275979
  • theirvinegolfclub.co.uk

Year built: 1887
Architect(s): James Braid
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Training Shoes, Denim Jeans, Shell Suits, Collarless Shirts are not permitted either on the Golf Course or in the Clubhouse. Shorts (only Tailored) are permitted on the Golf Course and in the Clubhouse.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6594 yards 0.0 0
White 71 6415 yards 0.0 0
Yellow 70 6116 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 72 5661 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 25 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"A good time was had by all!"


jsm1946's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

On behalf of our BDO (Big Daz Oot) group from Erskine GC I would like to thank everyone for the very warm welcome we received on Monday morning to your course. A Past-Captain was on hand to meet us who detailed a brief history of the club during a short tour of your clubhouse - a nice touch.

The course itself was in excellent condition and offers some challenging holes. Unfortunately the green staff were embarking on their winter programme of hollow tining but this didn’t in any way detract from our course experience as the ball still ran well and true.

During post-game bar meals we all agreed that it had been a most enjoyable outing and one which we certainly wish to repeat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/31/2017

Appreciate your comments which I will pass on to the staff involved. Glad your group enjoyed and look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Bogside"


Zodiac95's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great experience playing Bogside during my first trip to Scotland. Having played nine different golf courses I can steadily say that Irvine provide us the warmest welcome we've had on a golf course, not only here but anywhere I went to play golf all over Europe. I need to thank the Captain and the Pro to make me feel I was a daily member of the club.

The course is not very long, but definitely tricky, biting you whenever you hit errant tee shots. It was immaculate, with the best greens we've seen on our Ayrshire trip. Lovely lunch too. Really looking forward to come back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 10/31/2017

Sorry I have taken so long to respond. Thanks for leaving such a glowing review.

Hope you will return again in the future.

Andy Arnott



idamah's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2017

Exactly the level of service we try to provide. Thanks for leaving such a great review.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Excellent course"


Danbrae's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Myself and friends won a four ball at Irvine and headed down on Monday morning to be met by Jim who took us in hand and introduced us to the professional. We were booked in about an hour after our arrival but but were very accommodating and allowed us to tee off early. Jim showed us all the facilities and wished us a good round. Course was in great nick with the greens very slick and true. Stray off the fairway and it's most likely a lost ball as the gorse bushes gobble up off hits. Would definetly reccomend the course to friends and other gowfers who like a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/16/2017

Glad you enjoyed your day and thanks for leaving the review.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Really Enjoyable day"


t1150793320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great day at Irvine Bogside, right from arrival we received a warm welcome from the professional then got a tour by Jim a past captain, place is steeped in history.

The course was excellent, I've played on links courses all over Scotland and these are the best I've putted on, very true and quick. The course requires good strategy off the tee which caught us out once or twice but really enjoyed the challenge.

Afterward we went in for lunch which was top class. Will definitely be back.

Graeme


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/11/2017

Not sure if you are aware that by leaving a review you were entered into a draw for a four ball voucher. Delighted to inform you that you have won it and I would be delighted to post it out to you.

Either phone or email the club with your address.

Congratulations.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary

The Irvine Golf Club


Commented on 08/16/2017

Just catching up with recent reviews since my return from holiday.

Fantastic comments on the course and the welcome you received from James and Jim.

Hope to see you again.

Andy

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Impressed!"


t1332108068's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Irvine. Course was in top condition. Greens with good speed. Lots of variety in the course. Impressive!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/25/2017

Thanks for leaving a review of the club and the course. Delighted you enjoyed the experience.

Hope we see you again some time?

Andy Arnott

Assistant secretary


"Wet & Windy introduction to Ayrshire"


AndyWhitton's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Very accommodating staff allowed us to delay tee off time due to conditions.

Marvellous clubhouse. Met personally by the Club Secretary & given a guided tour of a very historic clubhouse.

Considering the wet & windy weather the course was in remarkable condition. I would certainly like to play it again but perhaps not in a gale


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/25/2017

Andy,

Just glad you managed to play and enjoyed the day. The road from the bypass was closed for a 5 week period. The course is terrific even at this early stage of the season.

Come back and visit us again soon and thanks for leaving such a positive review.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"First class!"


lamps24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I highly recommend Irvine bogside gc.

It's a joy to play and some very good holes.

I wouldn't hesitate to play this course again!

Top drawer from Start to finish!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/05/2017

Thanks for your great comments.

Come back and see us again soon.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Superb!"


t1433537739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing Irvine today - seriously impressed!

We were delayed/rerouted by some local roadworks so didn't have time to check out the facilities but managed to squeeze in a friendly welcome and chat with the club captain who met us in the car park.

Course was in top condition with some great views around the 6th/7th. Greens running true and very quick. Enjoyed every hole, lots of variation. Some tough long par 4's - make sure your driving is in good shape!

Look forward to returning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2017

Glad you managed to get here on time and enjoyed your round.

The course is looking great for the time of the year and we hope you and your friends come back and see us again.

Regards

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Great Course"


craigsti1977's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great day today, course and greens in fantastic condition for April. Staff and officials v. friendly too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2017

Much appreciated.

Come back and see us again.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Fantastic, Fun course!!!"


gippy78's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

On arriving at The Irvine Golf club we were very helpfully advised and welcome by the club professional. We were then greeted by a past Captain (cannot remember the gentlemans name). He told us about the club and its history and some of the major events that the club has hosted. As we approached the first tee and subsequently drove off, he wished us a good game. This was a very nice touch and made my partner and I feel very welcome. The course itself was fantastic and in very good condition for the time of year-particularly the greens. All in all we had a great day and will most definitely be back. Thank you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2017

Thanks for leaving such a good review which helps future visitors and ourselves in maintaining high standards. Delighted you enjoyed the course and that you received a warm welcome which is so important.

Hope we see you again in the future.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Great"


Cleekek's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Well now !! Very impressed by the friendliness of everyone we met at this course. We were sat waiting on our rolls when a past captain introduced himself to us. His name was Jim, he told us a bit about the history of the club & gave us a tour. This is a nice touch. After we got changed, he came out to the first tee. Telling us more about the course & took a photo for us. ( not many clubs do this )

The course was in good nick for the time of year !

The clubhouse is lovely, good food. The toilets & showers are very nice indeed ( towels provided & soap in the showers )

Shower was needed to warm us up, very cold day !!

If you get the chance give it a go. You won't be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/03/2017

Glad you enjoyed your day with us.

Hope to see you again during the season when the course will be at its very best.

Jim is a great ambassador for the club and a Past Captain who gives up a lot of his time to be part of the meet and greet team.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary



jamesmacdavidson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


GregAivaliotis's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great experince and amazing course in perfect condition. Will play this course again soon and highly reccommend to all


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/14/2016

Greg,

Thanks for posting your review and I am delighted you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you again

soon.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Irvine: A must play on the Ayrshire coast"


Jmwh70's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

A simply outstanding course. Even in calm benign conditions this brilliant course will challenge. Throw in some Scottish weather and you'll need to buy extra balls. The staff are wonderfully hospitable. Thanks for a great day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2016

Glad you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for leaving such a great review.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"All Round Excellence"


rankis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

From the arrival, where Past Captain Jim was waiting to greet me by name, to the clubhouse staff and pro shop, the Team at Irvine provide the end to end experience that is hard to beat. Nothing was too much trouble and all were keen to showcase their course and clubhouse where the members were also kind and engaging with us on the course. I cannot recommend Irvine highly enough and look forward to returning for many years for my special golf outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2016

Delighted to advise you that you have won the Four Ball Voucher. Thanks again for your review which was very complimentary.

Please contact me at the club and I will arrange for the voucher to be posted.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


Commented on 08/31/2016

A fantastic review which is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your day with us and look forward to seeing you next time.

I will pass on your comments to Jim and the rest of the team who are all doing a great job of making our visitors feel welcome.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"All round brilliance"


alfiehenighen's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played Irvine Golf Club with 3 friends. We are all members of Glasgow Gailes Golf Club so are familiar with links golf. We were met on the practice putting green by committee member Jim (sorry I don't remember Jims surname) who very warmly welcomed us to the golf club. The professional was extremely courteous and helpful too. Nice touch. The course was in absolutely superb condition and the greens fast and true. All you could ask for. I would highly recommend a visit to Itvine Golf Club as you will not be disappointed in your welcome or the course. We will definitely be back. Thanks Irvine for a great experience.

Alfie Henighen


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/19/2016

Alfie,

Thanks very much for your review. The course has been in terrific condition this year and I am delighted you enjoyed your day with us. I will pass on your comments to all of the staff involved.

Regards

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Beautiful Course"


williejohnneil's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

What a brilliant course! From the warm welcome given to us in the car park by a past captain to the excellent facilities and superb course it was a top quality golfing experience from start to finish. The course was in brilliant condition, the greens were fantastic and the fairways and tees were maintained to a very high standard. The staff in the clubhouse were extremely friendly and helpful, and the toilets and showers were stunning! A great day out and would highly recommend a round here for any keen golfers. Some brilliant holes with a good mixture of lengths and levels of difficulty! Superb!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/19/2016

Thanks for the giving us such a glowing review. Delighted that you and your friends enjoyed it so much.

Andy Arnott

Assistant Secretary


"Must play course!"


Barryrknights's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

After visiting the open at Troon over the weekend my son and I wanted to enjoy a good links course. We couldn't have chosen better! After being met at the Pro shop by Jim we were given a very friendly welcome including a tour of the clubhouse and its facilities and history. Who would of thought we would be following the footsteps of Harry Vardon. Jim took us to the first tee and ensured we fitted in with the waiting members who were very accommodating. What a super course with 18 very different holes all a good test of golf. Ensure that you are on your 'A' game as the fairways are tight fringed with heather and gorse and punishing any wayward shots. The bunkers are as good a test as I have seen anywhere, well maintained with plenty of sand. Thankfully I only found two! We played in fine weather with only a light breeze, I wonder what its like when the wind really blows? I cant recommend the club and course highly enough, a great afternoon out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A joy to play"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played the course mid pm early evening. Millionaires golf. Great weather, quiet course in excellent condition with good greens and well maintained fairways. A good test of golf. Traditional clubhouse which celebrates its history. Hospitable members and staff. Will recommend to my fellow golfers as a must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed