The Ailsa Course
Ayrshire & Glasgow, Scotland
Ailsa Course overview
The Ailsa Turnberry Golf Course hosted the resort's first Open Championship in 1977. The competition saw an international duel between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson as they went head-to-head to produce one of the greatest final days in Open history. Around this course, guests will find stunning natural beauty with exceptional coastal views – but do not let its beauty fool you, as it's home to some of the most difficult holes in golf, notably the long par 3 9th.
This Turnberry golf course has long been considered one of the best in the world so it's no wonder that it was chosen to re-host the Open Championship in 2009.
After you tackle the 4th to the 11th, the Ailsa takes you back towards the stunning Turnberry Hotel that sits perched high on the hill overlooking the links. The 15th hole plays from an elevated tee, offering panoramic views of Turnberry Bay, while the dramatic final hole is located on the beachside dunes, taking golfers back to the cosy clubhouse.
Accommodation near The Ailsa Course
Trump Turnberry, Scotland
Trump Turnberry is pure five-star luxury, situated on the stunning Ayrshire coastline. With two of Scotland’s best golf courses to its name and high-class facilities, Turnberry is perfect for relaxing in style after a day out on the course.