The Golf Road Warriors arrived in Ayrshire last night and didn’t get a lot of sleep in their new hotel, but If you’re playing golf in Ayrshire – or visiting for any reason – The Marine Hotel Troon is one place you should consider staying. This hotel overlooks the rippled fairways of the Royal Troon Golf Club and is close enough to the ocean to hear the sound of the surf breaking in your room. The Marine offers comfortable accommodations in rooms and suites that make you feel right at home. The hotel has a boutique spa, extensive fitness facility, and a large swimming pool that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Best of all is the hotel restaurant, where elegant dishes from the hotel’s super-talented culinary team will change your mind about hotel dining.
From the hotel, you can walk to the first tee at Royal Troon in, oh, two minutes. The great courses at Dundonald Links, Western Gailes and Prestwick are within 20 minutes from the hotel, as are Barassie and Prestwick St. Nicholas.
If you can, book a suite with an ocean and golf course view – especially if the Open is at Troon. Or if the Golf Road Warrors are playing nearby. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter them after a day’s battles relaxing in the bar.