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Imagine rolling hills, sandy dunes, a stiff breeze blowing off the Ayrshire coast. Before designer courses, before manicured greens and major championships, these lands inspired local Scots to play the game of golf. 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. Even the conversion of its links to runways during two world wars could not diminish the desire to play here, a place made for golf, where countless competitions have been waged that shall never be forgotten.
The Ailsa, named after the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built, this par-70, 7,211-yard championship course is one of golf's storied places. Home to four Open Championships, Ailsa has shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the tournament's history.
The King Robert the Bruce Course, is another exhilarating championship course. Noted English architect Donald Steel has revised the old Arran course, originally constructed in 1909, into a 6,921-yard course that incorporates a set of turbulent swells in elevation. The Kintyre With characteristic undulating greens, tight tee shots, pot bunkers and thick, Scottish rough.
The Arran, a 9-hole par-31 course named after the largest island in the Firth of Clyde-is a fitting introduction to the challenge of links golf. With the same difficult elements as Ailsa and Kintyre, Arran was designed to acquaint golfers with the typical challenges of links golf.
The historic clubhouse, home to four Open Championships, has been lavishly refurbished in its design and decoration, creating an unrivalled destination for golfers and visitors. The renovation has created a richly decorated, well-appointed clubhouse featuring the highest of specifications. Every inch has been improved, including the locker rooms which have been reconfigured to include more lockers without comprising on space and furnished in mahogany and gold. The Duel in the Sun restaurant, named in honour of the legendary play-off between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the 1977 Open Championship. which commands exceptional views over the golf course, has been redesigned with a new food concept using a steak and lobster theme.
Essential Information at a glance, for YourGolfDay
- Coursetype: Three traditional Scottish Links Golf Courses, The Ailsa Course a demanding and panoramic championship course, The King Robert the Bruce Course (formerly the Kintyre Course) is links at its best, The Arran Academy Course testing 9 hole links to whet the appetite
- Number Of Holes: The Ailsa and King Robert the Bruce are 18 holes, The Arran Course 9 holes
- Yardage: The Ailsa Course 7217 yds, The King Robert the Bruce Course 6921 yds, The Arran is an academy course
- Par: The Ailsa Course 70, The King Robert The Bruce Course 72
- Bar/Restaurant: Fine dining and stunning views of the famous granite rock that is Ailsa Craig from the Tappie Toorie restaurant and bar
- Drinks/Snacks: Snack menu available
- Changing Facilities: Yes
- Shower Facilities: Yes
- Pro-Shop: Pro shop fully stocked with branded equipment and a wide range of Turnberry branded gift items
- Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs available to hire, Caddies can be hired but best to pre book
- Buggy Hire: Buggies available to hire for the Kintyre and Arran courses only, no buggies on the Ailsa
- Trolley Hire: Pull trolleys available to hire
- Practice Area: The Colin Montgomerie Links Academy provide state of the art practice facilities
- Putting Practice: Yes
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