Turnberry Ailsa Course
Maidens Road
Turnberry
Ayrshire, KA26 9LT

Tel: +44 (0) 1655 331000
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Turnberry Ailsa Course

For countless players the world over, Trump Turnberry is simply the finest golfing destination of all. The scene of some of the most remarkable moments in Open history, the legendary Ailsa is complemented by the dynamic challenges of the Kintyre championship course. With the famous hotel on your left, the magnificent Ailsa Craig away to your right and a whole new set of challenges ahead, there are few feelings in world golf to match those experienced at the first tee of either course.



To help you prepare for the Trump Turnberry golfing experience, the Turnberry Performance Academy is situated right alongside one of the most luxurious and extensive clubhouses in the game and the luxurious hotel surely makes Trump Turnberry one of the very finest golf resorts in the World.

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Turnberry is the most recent of Ayrshire’s three Open Championship links to join the rota, with the event first played over The Ailsa Course in 1977 – that famous ‘Duel in the Sun’. The world class resort has undergone a complete transformation with a full refurbishment in time for the 2009 Open Championship and is now truly one of the finest golfing destinations in the world boasting not one but two Championship standard courses.
The venue is a visual treat from the moment of arrival. The hotel on the hill, the wonderful clubhouse facilities, the golf academy and the whole ambience ensure that your experience will be memorable, even if the scorecard is less so.
The Open Championship course, The Ailsa, has been supported for the past decade by the excellent Kintyre Course. The Kintyre included some of the best holes and features of the old Arran layout and is regarded by many visitors as a tougher course to play and, if not straight, the gorse can catch stray drives with impunity. It is itself an Open Championship Qualifying Course and provides a wonderfully appealing addition to its neighbour.
The Ailsa course, host of its fourth Open Championship event in 2009, is deserving of every accolade given to it, set out on land between the sweeping dunes and the gently rising Ayrshire hills. It is also regarded by many as the most picture perfect and instantly recognisable of the Open venues. Not only does it have the magnificent hotel to look up to, it has its own iconic lighthouse and Ailsa Craig, providing the backdrop.
The 9th hole, Bruce’s Castle, with the famous Turnberry Lighthouse to its left, is probably one of the most photographed golf holes in the world with the tee perilously positioned out into the Firth of Clyde.
Even for the most seasoned of golfing travellers it is hard to imagine a finer final green anywhere in the world to hole out at. Replace the flag, look around and just let it wash over you.
Whether you play one or all, you can be sure you will cherish the experience that is Scotland’s West Coast Golf Links.

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Pitch and Putt
A 12 hole par 3 pitch and putt course is available free of charge to hotel guests. Clubs may be obtained through the concierge.

Additional charges
Caddie £40
Clubs £50
Rental Shoes £15
Trolleys £5
Powakaddy £20
Bag hire £10

Please find up to date information on our Green Fees here

For further information and to make a reservation please call +44 (0) 1655 334 032 or email turnberry@trumpturnberry.com

 

The Great Golf Experience

Turnberry is links golf at its most challenging, it's most exciting. And now you can experience it twice over on this special golfing package. It includes:

  • Two night stay in Classic Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • One round of golf per person on both the Championship Ailsa and Kintyre courses
     
  • Rates from £575 per room for two nights

Valid from 1st May until 30th September.

Call +44 (0) 1655 333 991 to book this Exclusive Offer

Visit our website for Terms and Conditions

Trump Turnberry has three golf courses, including the Championship Ailsa course, the Championship Kintyre course and the 9 hole Arran course.

The Ailsa

The legendary Ailsa course is home to four Open Championships, including the 1977 Duel in the Sun. This iconic course will undergo a substantial renovation at the end of the September, with renowned golf architect Martin Ebert, of Mackenzie & Ebert, being commissioned to oversee the changes. Mackenzie & Ebert have completed a meticulous historic study and modern day review of the Ailsa course, and in close consultation with the R&A, have revealed plans for extensive but sympathetic changes many of which have been sought for decades. For further information on the changes, please visit www.trumpturnberry.com/ailsa-course-changes.

The Kintyre

Building on the challenges laid down by the famous old Arran course, the Kintyre is links golf at its exhilarating best. Undulating greens, glorious fairways, magnificent ocean holes, and all with stunning views of Kintyre, Arran, and the famous Turnberry Lighthouse. In 2004, the Kintyre hosted the Open Championship Final Qualifying round. The Kintyre course remains open during the Ailsa course closure from 28th September 2015 – 1st June 2016.

The Arran

With the same difficult elements as Ailsa and Kintyre, the Arran has been designed to acquaint golfers with the typical challenges of links golf. Trump Turnberry's PGA professionals at the Turnberry Performance Academy, a world class teaching facility, offer golfers of all levels a range of specialised programmes including links golf technique.

Turnberry Performance Academy

The Turnberry Performance Academy offers a true centre of excellence for all levels of golfers to learn how to play the game, assess the most efficient way to improve an individuals’ own game and most importantly, makes tuition as enjoyable an experience as possible.

 In addition to this coaching philosophy, it also offers a wide range of programmes including swing analysis, links golf technique, specialist club fitting as well as specific tuition for juniors, ladies and seniors. Each student will experience state of the art technology designed to help them learn, improve, and practice in one of the country’s finest indoor and outdoor facilities.

The Duel in the Sun

The Duel in the Sun restaurant is located within the newly renovated clubhouse. Named after the famous 1977 Open battle between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, its menu features a steak and lobster concept, with meats cooked to perfection in our Josper grill.

Dining

Trump Turnberry is home to a selection of memorable restaurants and bars, all featuring breathtaking views and locally produced ingredients.

For more information, please view Trump Turnberry's official website
 

Open Championships & The Winners
1994 – Nick Price
1986 – Greg Norman
1977 – Tom Watson
2009 - Stewart Cink

Greatest Moment
The Duel in the Sun of 1977. That incredible battle of wits and skill between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson remains etched in the minds of golfers the world over. It’s the defining image too of the Turnberry links. A sun drenched Ailsa course, surrounded by cheering fans, providing a stern test of nerve for the world’s best players.
 

Hole
Name
White
Yards
White
Par
Yellow
Yards
Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Red
Par
Red
S.I.
1
Ailsa Craig
358
4
338
9
331
4
9
2
Mark Siccar
381
4
368
13
360
4
13
3
Blaw Weanie
409
4
398
5
390
5
5
4
Woe-Be-Tide
165
3
155
17
114
3
17
5
Fin Me Oot
416
4
394
3
388
5
3
6
Trappie Toorie
221
3
178
15
215
4
15
7
Roon The Ben
475
5
461
1
415
5
1
8
Goat Fell
431
4
362
11
386
5
11
9
Bruce's Castle
411
4
387
7
373
4
7
OUT
3267
35
3041
2972
39
10
Dinna Fouter
429
4
406
6
336
4
6
11
maidens
161
3
145
18
130
3
18
12
Monument
390
4
385
8
354
4
8
13
Tickly Tap
379
4
340
14
329
4
14
14
Risk-An-Hope
401
4
392
2
384
5
2
15
Ca' Canny
169
3
177
16
160
3
16
16
Wee Burn
380
4
368
10
339
4
10
17
Lang Whang
487
5
453
4
394
5
4
18
Ailsa Hame
377
4
372
12
359
4
12
IN
3173
35
3038
2785
36
OUT
3267
35
3041
2972
39
TOTAL
6440
70
6079
5757
75
Hole
Name
White
Yards
White
Par
Yellow
Yards
Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Red
Par
Red
S.I.
1
520
5
490
7
457
5
7
2
159
3
148
13
137
3
15
3
311
4
306
15
301
4
9
4
379
4
363
5
346
4
1
5
446
4
400
1
356
4
5
6
175
3
164
11
158
3
13
7
364
4
354
3
339
4
3
8
298
4
270
17
278
4
17
9
320
4
314
9
282
4
11
OUT
2972
35
2809
2654
35
10
417
4
405
8
329
4
10
11
392
4
367
12
342
4
8
12
174
3
162
16
131
3
16
13
446
4
410
2
362
4
2
14
503
5
496
10
423
5
6
15
422
4
414
6
400
5
14
16
131
3
121
18
110
3
18
17
420
4
408
4
388
5
12
18
499
5
489
14
448
5
4
IN
3404
36
3272
2933
38
OUT
2972
35
2809
2654
35
TOTAL
6376
71
6081
5587
73
Hole
Name
White
Yards
White
Par
Yellow
Yards
Stroke
Index
Red
Yards
Red
Par
Red
S.I.
1
281
4
2
252
4
2
2
91
3
9
83
3
9
3
177
3
5
167
3
5
4
316
4
3
281
4
3
5
415
4
1
402
4
1
6
184
3
7
174
3
7
7
138
3
8
128
3
8
8
268
4
4
258
4
4
9
126
3
6
120
3
6
TOTAL
1996
31
0
1865
31
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