Turnberry Resort - The Ailsa Course
Turnberry Resort, Maidens Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire KA26 9LT
- par: 70
- length: 5.351 m 5.091 m
- par: 70
- length: 5.351 m 5.091 m
- architect:Mackenzie Ross
The Ailsa at Turnberry Resort, on the West Coast of Scotland, is generally considered one of the world’s best golf courses and has been ranked as Britain’s number one golf course. It is the largest course of those at Turnberry. The Ailsa has been host to no less the four Open Championships and its dramatic scenery has shaped some of the most incredible moments in the tournament’s history.
The Golf Club was established in 1902 and came close to extinction twice during both world wars when it was used as an airbase, with a number of holes flattened and turn into huge runways. Philip Mackenzie Ross was the designer who brought the course back to its former glory.
The golf course is based on a craggy headland overlooking the small island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. It also looks across to the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran which makes this and ideal place for golf.
The Turnberry resort is easily accessible from Ayr, 25 minutes away, where there is a railway station, and a bus station which has a direct route from Glasgow. It is within an hour’s drive of Glasgow’s town centre and two airports and within two hours’ drive of Edinburgh International Airport.
The Ailsa course is an 18 hole links course with a par of 70 with a length of 6,599m.
With fewer hours in the day, visitor tee times for this golf course vary depending on the season. Green Fees for this course are excellent considering the prestige and fame of the course and fluctuate with the seasons. They are cheaper when purchased in conjunction with a hotel. Caddies and clubs hire is available from the club.
The resort has not only three golf courses but also a clubhouse and a world class performance academy. Aside from golfing activities, there are also spa and fitness facilities as well as a large range of activities suited both for families and corporate teambuilding. There are also various restaurants and bars throughout the resort which all have their own commanding views of the golf courses and their surroundings.
The course is a challenging one and the typical Scottish weather will often serve to increase that challenge and so increase the excitement for any capable golfer. See our golf packages which include this course here and read reviews of this course from other customers on the left hand side of this page.
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- golftourismvietnamCaddy1 review
Woa, I love sand dunes!28/06/2016this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.LI feel this is one of the so much vital information for me. And i’m satisfied reading your article. But should remark on some general issues, The web site taste is great, the articles is really nice : D. Just right job, cheers
- Bruno PerezCaddy1 review
Exceptional course!26/11/2014this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.LThis championship course blew my mind in so many ways. Firstly, the holes are laid out in such a perfect location to play golf, with stunning views of the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran in Scotland. Secondly the condition of the track is excellent and the greens are immaculate! Finally, the reputation is well founded, as the track itself is a challenge with very tricky obstacles that will require you to plan your shots very carefully. This is a must course for experienced golfers.
- kevhenPlayer9 reviews
Most Spectacular Open Venue22/07/2014this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.LBy a long way the most scenic Open venue, not quite sure how Mr Trump's influence will change things - probably make it even more expensive !? Trouble is, it is worth it !!! You really have to play this one
- pierre pienaar golfPlayer12 reviews
Always spectacular!04/09/2013this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.LThis is an expensive but wonderful experience. To relive the Duel in the Sun, the greatest ever Major, is a wonderful experience. The views, the bagpipe player in the evenings, an an exceptional course - worth every cent and long drive there