Turnberry, Strathclyde KA26 9LT
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Donald Steel significantly revised and extended the old Arran course to create the new Kintyre layout (2001). The course was then revamped by Martin Ebert of Mackenzie & Ebert (2016) and renamed the King Robert the Bruce course.
Above distances are for the King Robert the Bruce course. Also at Trump Turnberry is the 18-hole Ailsa Course (par-71, 7489 yards from back tees) and 9-hole Arran course (1,996 yds from back tees).
20 miles S of Ayr
Follow the A77 south past Ayr, direction Maybole. Continue on the A77 through Maybole. After 7 miles turn right onto the A719 direction Turnberry. After approx o.4 miles turn left into golf.
Trump Turnberry (King Robert the Bruce course): In days gone-by, Turnberry's second course (known as the Arran) provided golfers with an interesting though modest "appetiser", prior to embarking on the sterner test of the revered Ailsa course. All that changed in 1999 when Donald Steel was commissioned to transform the layout and give it much beefier championship credentials. Several of the Arran's holes were absorbed into the new course, renamed as the Kintyre. And later still the Kintyre became the King Robert the Bruce course, with another significant revamp by Martin Ebert
Not only did Steel and then Ebert revamp existing holes, but their redesigns took the Kintyre/King Robert layouts seaward and into new territory on Bains Hill. Here new clifftop holes, with three or four commanding breathtaking sea views appeared. The redesigns and extensions retained many of the Arran's original fundamentals, not least the need for accuracy from the tee, and the ability to guide the ball past classic revetted bunkering. The opening and closing sections are still played through flattish terrain, where the fairways are lined with dense gorse bushes - although not quite as tightly as in days of old. The middle "clifftop" section is where the course really comes alive and the sea views abound.
No longer a baby brother to the Ailsa. Nowadays the King Robert the Bruce is a more serious companion, and well worth playing as a great test of golf in its own right.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, combination tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Caddies available.
The King Robert the Bruce course (formerly known as the Kintyre course) has been used as a final qualifying course for major championships, including the Open Championship and British Seniors Open, when they are staged at Turberry.
Turnberry's iconic lighthouse, which was built by the family of celebrated author, Robert Louis Stevenson, is located amongst the ruins of Turnberry Castle. It was in this medieval castle that Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland for 23 years, was born in July 1274. Robert the Bruce led a series of battles against the English between 1310 and 1314, which won him control of much of Scotland. At the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, his forces defeated a much larger English army under Edward II, thus re-establishing an independent Scottish kingdom.
2019 Golf World rating: 51st best course in Scotland; 2nd best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
Maidens Road, Turnberry, South Ayrshire KA26 9LT
+44 (0)1655 331 000Visit website
With a name known throughout the golfing world, Turnberry (now part of the Trump Golf & Hotels collection), enjoys a spectacular coastal setting with breathtaking views of the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Irish Sea. Two unforgettable championship golf courses, a Golf Academy, luxury Spa, top-quality cuisine and many other facilities all contribute to this unforgettable and iconic resort.
Turnberry (Ailsa, King Robert the Bruce and Arran courses)
Belleisle; Prestwick St Nicholas; Prestwick; Royal Troon (24 miles).
Turnberry, South Ayrshire
+44 (0)1655 331 457Visit website
Malin Court is unique in that it combines elderly care accommodation with that of an internationally renowned hotel. The eighteen hotel bedrooms and three-bedroom cottage in the grounds all look out onto Turnberry Bay.
Turnberry (Ailsa, King Robert the Bruce and Arran courses)
Belleisle; Prestwick St Nicholas; Prestwick; Royal Troon.
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
New course opens for play at Barnbougle
Bill Coore designs 14-hole layout with “sporty” holes on dune ridge above Lost Farm.
New links course planned for Scottish Highlands. Landowner aims to appoint a ‘world-class architect’ to work on site next to Cromarty Firth.
New Faldo Design layout in Vietnam set for summer completion. Nine holes of the course at Thanh Lanh are routed across a the lake peninsula.
Dundonald Links Scotland: Construction work is in progress on new practice facilities and course changes at Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland, as part of a £25 million investment by new owners Darwin Escapes that also includes the construction of a new clubhouse with rooms, plus eighteen lodges. Read more ...
R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow.
Look up the Top Golf Courses in Scotland.
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.