Leisure Time at Malin Court Hotel

Malin Court has the luxury of Maidens, a beautiful coastal village with a long sandy beach and Turnberry Golf Course on its doorstep.   Positioned on the coastline Malin Court has beautiful views of the Firth of Clyde down to Ailsa Craig, over to the Isle of Arran and on a clear day the Mull of Kintyre.   The sunsets over Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran are not to be missed!

Over and above the golf at Turnberry Golf Course there is Troon Golf Course which also hosts the Open and Prestwick Golf Course, next door to Prestwick Airport where the very first Open Golf Championship was held. If golf isn't for you there are a host of other leisure activities from walking, fishing, horse riding, pony trekking, and sailing to name a few. And of course being a hotel in Ayrshire we are in the very heart of Burns Country with Robert Burns 'Burns Cottage' in Alloway on our doorstep. Culzean Castle, the crown jewel of the National Trust for Scotland with its stunning castle designed by Robert Adam and beautiful gardens for all to enjoy is only a stone’s throw away.

 

 

 

 

Golf

leisure-1.jpgAyrshire being the home of golf provides no shortage of courses to choose from throughout the area. 2009 marked the 138th British Golf Open at Turnberry in July, with Stuart Cink walking away with the title and wonderful memories still lingering. the atmosphere and history of the game remain as well as the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy on our doorstep. There are twelve local golf courses within a twenty mile radius including Turnberry and Troon ‘Open’ Championship courses. We will be happy to arrange tee-off times for you, when possible.

 

Culzean Castle

leisure-1.jpg To the north of Maidens beach is Culzean Castle and Estate, built in 1777 by the architect Robert Adam, it is owned and maintained by the National Trust for Scotland and is considered to be one of Scotland's treasures.

 

Robert Burns

leisure-1.jpgIf you wish to explore Burns Country and the picturesque South West of Scotland, we are only a few miles from Alloway where Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns was born and schooled and where the Burns National Heritage Park recently opened which includes the exciting Tam O’Shanter Experience and Burns Cottage also owned by the National Trust for Scotland. We are also close to Souter Johnnie’s, the Bachelor’s Club, Mount Oilphant, Lochlea and Mossgiel Farm where Burns, at the plough, composed many of his famous poetry.

 

Walking & Cycling

leisure-1.jpg If you wish a few days away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life, there are many quiet walks close by with sea views which, especially around sunset, are breathtaking. What better way to experience the real Ayrshire.
In 2005 to celebrate the Centenary Year of Ayr Rotary Club a coastal path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie was opened.   A 100 miles along one of the finest coastlines in Scotland, steeped in history and an abundance of wildlife.   The network of paths provides access to a range of environments from beaches to wooded glens, hilltops to riverside strolls. Ayrshire has wildlife and scenery to enjoy from waves breaking on volcanic rocky shores to, wide sandy beaches, deep, green hillsides, lush golf courses, and narrow country lanes. Around every corner you will find evidence of Ayrshire's historic roots, keep fit and see the real Ayrshire in an eco-friendly way - enjoy!

 

Angling

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leisure-1.jpgVenues within 30 minutes of Girvan. The following information has been prepared by Ian McGregor Fishing Guide Services. Do you want to do something different when you are staying in the Girvan area? Ian McGregor will take you fishing. Enquiries from parties and individuals welcome. No experience required. All kinds of fishing can be arranged. Transport and tackle provided. Rates are available for half day, full day and evenings.
Contact: Mr Ian McGregor Telephone: 01465 712214 Email: ian@mcgregor4724.freeserve.co.uk

 

Horse riding

leisure-1.jpgThere is a nearby riding school, which often takes classes down to the beach area. Shanter Riding Centre (www.shanter.co.uk) offers a high standard of riding and horse-manship; they are affiliated to the Trekking & Riding Society for Scotland and also work closely with the Ayrshire and Arran Tourist Board.

 

Pebbles Spa

leisure-1.jpg Can be found 12 miles further down the coast, Pebbles Spa provides an opportunity to relax and be pampered with the backdrop of the sea coming and going, the rocks and seaweed tangled over the pebbles is just perfect for their new marine based Thalgo range of treatments.   Pamper yourself with a varied range of treatments available by professionally trained staff.

Whether your aim is to get fit in our state of the art fitness suite where a professional will help design you a programme to suit you, or relax and enjoy the ambience and therapeutic properties of our aromatic steam room, Victoria sauna and spa, there is something for everyone. Enjoy the level deck 15m pool with a disappearing horizon over the sea to Ailsa Craig and beyond.

 

leisure-1.jpgProfiles Hairdressing Salon

Owner/manager Louise Tripp, an experienced hairstylist has a salon within Malin Court. With a great reputation and busy clientele, she provides a professional and friendly service. To book an appointment call direct on - 01655 331005.

 

 

Great ideas for things to do during your stay

Culzean Castle & Country Park
www.nts.org.uk/Property/97/
Galloway Forest Park
www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark
Robert Burns National Heritage Park
www.burnsheritagepark.com
Ayr Racecourse
www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Blairquhan Estate
www.blairquhan.co.uk
Fly Fishing
www.flyfishingscotland.com
Crossraguel Abbey
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Horseriding
www.ayrequestrian.co.uk
Kelburn Castle
www.kelburnestate.com
Bird Watching
www.ayrshire-birding.org.uk
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk
Vikingar
guide.visitscotland.com
Magnum Leisure Centre
guide.visitscotland.com
Dean Castle
www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Mount Stuart House & Gardens
www.mountstuart.com