Trump Turnberry Golf Course
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.
Beautiful in sun, exacting in cold and wind, Trump Turnberry Resort's three courses are both part of golf's legacy and part of its future. A round on The Ailsa, The Kintyre or The Arran is the kind of extraordinary experience that changes a player, professional or amateur.
The draw of that experience will keep golfers returning here forever.
The Ailsa: Turnberry's legendary courses have been the venue for many tournaments throughout its history. Since its renovation after the Second World War, The Ailsa course has been the scene of many championship matches.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 Kintyre: The par-72 Kintyre, called so after the long, narrow peninsula lying beyond the Isle of Arran in the Irish Sea, 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 Arran: With characteristic undulating greens, tight tee shots, pot bunkers and thick, Scottish rough, the 9-hole par-31 Arran course-named for the largest island in the Firth of Clyde-is a fitting introduction to the challenge of links golf.Against the backdrop of the timeless Turnberry Lighthouse, novices and advanced players alike can practice a full range of links techniques and shots on Arran's mix of par 3s and 4s.