King Robert the Bruce Course
South West Scotland, Scotland
King Robert the Bruce Course overview
Golf at Turnberry started in the early 1900s with the No.1 course becoming known as the Ailsa at some point between the two world wars, and with a second course called the Arran arriving in 1954. Almost 50 years later, golf architects Martin Ebert and Donald Steel redesigned part of the Arran to form the new Kintyre course. Trump then acquired Turnberry in 2014 and appointed Ebert to oversee the wholesale redesign of both courses.
The King Robert the Bruce course was officially opened in June 2017, named in honor of the man who was raised in Turnberry castle (where the lighthouse now stands) and became King of Scots in 1306. Significant modifications were made to the old Kintyre course creating an excellent second links course at Turnberry measuring just less than 7000 yards off the tips and a challenging par-72.
Never easy to play second fiddle to the Ailsa, but the King Robert the Bruce course has now turned Trump Turnberry Resort into a 36-hole golf destination of real substance.
Holes 8 through 11 are the best on the course by far, with number 9 rivalling any of the top holes on the Ailsa. A testing drive followed by a long iron over sandy wasteland to the green. A great par-4 with spectacular views of the Irish Sea to your left.
Did You Know?
In front of the hotel is a really cool little 18-hole pitch and putt course called ‘The Wee’.
Accommodation near King Robert the Bruce Course
Trump Turnberry, Scotland
Trump Turnberry is a 5-star luxury resort situated on the stunning Ayrshire coastline, with two of Scotland’s best golf courses onsite including the world-famous Ailsa Open Championship course.
Troon Marine Hotel
Located on the beautiful Ayrshire coast, with spectacular views of the Isle of Arran. This 4-star hotel provides the perfect base from which to explore the West coast of Scotland.