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Ailsa Course, Turnberry

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  • Turnberry Ailsa Course Package

    What's included:

    • 4 nights B&B at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
    • 3 rounds of golf at Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Troon and the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $2155 USD pp

  • Turnberry Ailsa Course Package

    What's included:

    • 7 nights B&B at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort 5*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Trump Turnberry Ailsa Course, Prestwick, Royal Troon, Trump Turnberry King Robert the Bruce Course and Western Gailes
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $3285 USD pp

  • 18 holes, par 70, 7217 yards. Links.

    The Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry is considered to be one of the most picturesque Open Championship golf course. Located in Ayrshire, Scotland, it sits on the rugged Ayr shoreline with fantastic views over the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre. The coastal scenery between holes 4 and 11 is fantastic, with the signature hole (9th) proving to be particularly special.

    In 1977, the Ailsa hosted its first Open Championship which turned out to be one of the most exciting competitions in golf history. This particular year saw an international duel between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson as they went head-to-head to produce a truly memorable final day. As a result, the famous 18th hole where Watson clinched was named the ‘Duel in the Sun’, a fitting name for such a heroic battle.

    Since then the Ailsa has gone on to host 3 more Open Championships, 4 in total, with the most recent being in 2009. More recently, in June 2016, the course reopened after a six month course renovation program which has seen significant improvements to many of the holes especially the iconic coastal stretch from the 4th to the 11th.

    This truly is a fantastic course and one that has become a firm favorite with professionals and visitors alike. It tests both shot accuracy and length off the tee, with the wind often coming in to play to make things even more difficult. You will not be disappointed with this world-classic Scottish golf resort.


    • Practice range
    • Tuition
    • Putting greens
    • Club hire
  • Tee Times

    We suggest you book your tee time well in advance before travelling to Trump Turnberry. If the courses are busy then there is a chance that you will get paired up with another group, although Tralee will try to avoid this whenever possible.

    Attire in the Clubhouse

    Smart golf wear. Tailored shorts are allowed, however sportswear and jeans will not be.

    Caddies and Carts

    Golf carts are not available on the Kintyre Course. You can also hire electric trolleys and pull trolleys.

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    (9.7 out of 10)
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    Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 30 reviews
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Ailsa Course, Turnberry, Maidens Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 9LT