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Monkey Boy:The Directors Cut
02 Apr 16 17:43
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Just spent a pleasant few days there and after walking the course several times have to say the redone Ailsa is just unbelievable in its quality.

I have played Pebble Beach, The Old Course, Royal County Down, Troon amongst many others and the new Ailsa 'trumps' the lot.

Will be back to play it this summer.
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Report Can't Catch Me April 3, 2016 10:14 AM BST
Going there in the first week of September and having played the old Ailsa a few times, I can't wait.
Report par April 3, 2016 11:43 PM BST
best course location anywhere maybe bar pebble
Report Kelly April 4, 2016 12:48 AM BST
Tried to play there one Sunday on the way back from a golfing weekend in Gleneagles , the course was deserted but they refused to let us play .  Went down to Troon , who would have let us play had we had a letter of introduction from our club secretaries . Left us scratching our heads given all 3 of us have played all over Ireland without ever a hitch or a need to produce credentials other than sterling or punts or euros .

Played it subsequently in poorish weather , cant say I rated it as highly as current posts indicate , but maybe there have been improvements .  The tenth tee was a bit daunting , and the setting is excellent , open to question though whether it is inherently as good as some other links . Apart from the golf course and the hotel , there was little else of interest in the vicinity though , I assume Turnberry grew out of an association with the train as did Royal County Down and Royal Portrush , Dr Beeching put a bit of a spoke in that though .
Report Can't Catch Me April 4, 2016 4:20 PM BST
Surprised you rated it so lowly Kelly. Second best course in England and Scotland for me, after Birkdale.

Agree there are quite a few better in Ireland though.
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