The test of golf that Irvine Bogside well-maintained true links course provides is without question and there is a real understated quality about it. The Club has staged Final Qualifying for The Open Championship and has co-hosted The Amateur Championship and the British Seniors Open. Founded in 1887 Irvine is a course that often goes under the radar when people discuss golf in this part of the country and it can therefore rightly claim to be one of Scotland’s hidden gems. I would agree with this sentiment and suggest that a round at Irvine would complement a visit to any of the perceived ‘big guns’ in the area very well.