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  • Belleisle Golf Club

    Belleisle Golf Club

    KA7 4DP | 3.3 Miles | 12 Mins

    Designed by legendary golf course designer James Braid, Belleisle is located in the picturesque parkland setting of Belleisle Park, Ayr just 3.3 miles away. Opened in 1927, Belleisle – a respected championship course, quickly gained its reputation as one of the UK’s finest inland public courses.

  • Lochgreen Golf Club

    Lochgreen Golf Club

    KA10 7EN | 4.2 Miles | 10 Mins

    Situated in nearby Troon, Lochgreen is predominately a links course, with one stretch – known as the ‘Dovecot Section’ – providing holes of a more parkland character, at 6785yds and par 74, Lochgreen is the longest of the three courses.

  • Prestwick Golf Club

    Prestwick Golf Club

    KA9 1QH | 1.4 Miles | 6 Mins

    Prestwick Golf Club is the birthplace of the Open Championship and welcomes all golfers from around the world to come and enjoy the testing historic Links. It is a must play for any discerning lover of the game and only a 5 minutes drive away.

  • Turnberry Golf Course

    Turnberry Golf Course

    KA26 9LT | 17.2 Miles | 34 Mins

    Beloved since its first formal course was built in 1901, Turnberry’s fairways have been shared by the game’s elite and casual enthusiasts from around the globe.

Local Attractions


  • Culzean Castle

    Culzean Castle

    KA19 8LE | 15.5 Miles | 32 Mins

    With its dramatic cliff top setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions and it is only a 30 minute drive from the hotel. Surrounded by Culzean Country Park, and extensive estate encompassing lush woodland and landscaped gardens, this 18th century Scottish castle couldn’t be a better place for a family day out.

  • Dean Castle Country Park

    Dean Castle Country Park

    KA3 1XB | 15.4 Miles | 25 Mins

    Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family and only 25 minutes drive from the Carlton. The country park, covering over 200 acres, boasts beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tea room and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.

  • Dumfries House

    Dumfries House

    KA18 2NJ | 14.9 Miles | 28 Mins

    Just 17 miles from the Carlton, Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land, this stunning estate and 18th century house with its unrivalled collection of original furniture has something for everyone including an adventure park for the children.

  • Eglinton Country Park

    Eglinton Country Park

    KA12 8TA | 12.9 Miles | 19 Mins

    Immersed in a rich history, Eglinton Country Park gives space and freedom to enjoy a wide range of pursuits offering a variety of different walks. Children will also love the All-Abilities Play park finished off with a hand-made treat at the tearoom. Eglinton Park is less than a 20 minute drive away.

  • Ayr Racecourse

    Ayr Racecourse

    KA8 0JE | 1.6 Miles | 6 Mins

    Enjoy spectacular racing and the finest sporting hospitality at Scotland’s only Grade 1 track within walking distance of the Carlton Hotel. Ayr Racecourse is a VisitScotland 5 star visitor attraction and 2016 Sporting Venue of the Year hosting a variety of Race days and events throughout the year.

  • Heads of Ayr Farm Park

    Heads of Ayr Farm Park

    KA7 4LD | 5.7 Miles | 18 Mins

    Heads of Ayr Farm Park has plenty of exciting activities – Captain your own boat with their amazing bumper boats, soak your family and friends in water wars, try out their electric tractors and diggers, they even have an assault course, playpark, giant sand pit, trampolines, ringo sledging, a giant aerial runway and jumping pillows to keep you amused!As well as all their fun activities they have many different animals for you to meet and learn all about.