View towards Bennane Head, Ballantrae

Golfing in South Ayrshire

It is claimed that the modern game of Golf was developed and established in Scotland. True or not the game is very popular across the land and there have been numerous successful national and international golfers who have emerged from this country.
There are numerous local golf courses around the area including the famous Turnberry and Troon courses. Other local courses include Girvan, Maybole and Newton Stewart. Golfing in South Ayrshire

Eating

Most hotels and pubs in the surrounding area do food however closer to home you might look at The Kings Arms , The Spa Bistro, Lendalfoot,The Woodland Hotel (near Girvan) or slightly further afield the Wildings at Maidens.

Walking

Choose from a gentle amble along the beach, a stroll along the Stinchar or more energetic stretches of the Ayrshire Coastal path. Here are some walks around Ballantrae Ayrshire Paths

Historical

Ballantrae and the surrounding district is rich in local history. Visit Glan App Castle, Culzean Castle, Castle Kennedy and many other historical monuments. Ayrshire History

Younger Visitors

Ballantrae has childrens play areas on the sports field and Craigiemains Garden Centre. There is a putting green on the Foreland and Tennis Courts in Arrol Avenue. Culzean Castle also offers Childrens activities. Further childrens activities

Cycling

There are many quiet country roads and off tracks to explore in and around Ballantrea, Farther afield the Galloway Forest offers great cycling experiences. Ayrshire Cycling and Walking

Fishing

Fishing opportunities in and around Ballantrae include salmon fishing on the Stinchar, loch fishing and sea fishing. the Carrick Angling Club based in Girvan offers a wealth of information Carrick Angling Club

Festivals

There are many village fetes, galas and other community events throughout the year. Some local ones are listed here Local Festivals