South Ayrshire boasts three of Scotland’s 12 courses in Golf Digest magazine’s Top 100 courses to play in the world.

Leading the way in 13th place is the Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry, thanks in large part to changes made to the course by Martin Ebert since the property was bought by Donald Trump in 2014.

Royal Troon’s Old Course sits in 53rd place; established in 1878, it was given its Royal status 100 years later, and was also the site of one of the most dramatic duels in Open history, with Henrik Stenson prevailing over Phil Mickelson in 2016 to win his first major title.

Rounding out the last of the South Ayrshire courses is Prestwick Golf Club.

The Prestwick club was the first golf course to host the Open Championship in 1860 and has hosted 24 championships since then, but none since 1925.

It remains popular with golfers around the world and gives a flashback to when golfers played cross-country without the benefit of crisply mown turf and inviting targets.