Par 71, yardage 6,639. This course, near Irvine on the Ayrshire coast, is regarded as a true Scottish links. Featuring undulating terrain, rolling fairways and some of the thickest links rough in Scotland, it provides an almighty test that should be enjoyed time and again. The narrow fairways demand consummate positioning from the tee, and with so many greens tucked away in little hollows or dells, your patience and concentration is pushed to the limit. The middle section of the course can become increasingly difficult when the wind comes off the sea. Simply keeping your mind on the task at hand amid sweeping winds is a challenge in itself.