The Course

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club is located on the outskirts of Troon on Scotland's West Coast.

We have an extensive history and have been offering golfers a magnificent links golf challenge in Ayrshire since 1887. The Club is always delighted to welcome visitors from all over Europe, the United States as well as all corners of the UK and Ireland.  

Within striking distance of Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry, the course is an Open Championship Final Qualifying venue with a well-deserved reputation for some of the best maintained greens in Scotland. The Club has twenty seven holes with which to test the golfer, complemented by first-rate facilities in the clubhouse and professional's shop. Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club offers everything golfers would expect from a Scottish seaside golf course; challenging fairways and greens as well as a friendly, welcoming membership.

We are sure you'll find what you're looking for and look forward to welcoming you to the challenges of links golf.

Hosting Events

The Club has been proud to have been host to a number of quality events in recent years and in 2016 the R&A Junior Open Championship will be played over the Barassie Links course. Recents events have included the following:

  • Final Qualifying for the 2009 Open Championship
  • Host to the Boys Amateur Championship 2010
  • Host to Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship 2012
  • Final Qualifying Course for the 2012 Senior Open Championship

Course Manager - Brian Finlayson

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club is situated along a special part of the Ayrshire coast that is bustling with quality links courses. Bordering Western Gailes and Dundonald Links, KBGC sits at the north end of the town of Troon, a jog from Royal Troon Golf Club.  Barassie Links is in good company.

The course itself is a mixture of old and new, although the quality of the layout is constant throughout. This unwavering pedigree has helped Barassie secure Open Qualifier status as well as hosting a raft of prestigiousR&A tournaments. This emphasis on consistency reaches its peak on the greens which are among the best playing surfaces you’ll find.

“What we’re looking for is true, consistent greens from the first hole right through to 18,” says Brian Finlayson, Course Manager at Barassie, “and it’s got to last for the full week of the tournament. That’s what we’re trying to achieve and that’s what the Championship Committee is looking for - consistent, firm and true greens.”

To satisfy the R&A’s exacting criteria, Brian and his staff use top quality dressings and techniques to create unfailing surfaces that maximise playability and minimise disruption for members.

A key feature of Barassie is that the course is well drained. Being close to the sea, Barassie benefits from a moderate climate. The course remains playable throughout the year, a major plus for members and visitors alike.

Downloads and Links

Club Scorecards and Layouts  | Links Course Guide