Trump Turnberry (King Robert the Bruce course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Trump Turnberry (King Robert the Bruce course) Est. 2001

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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.

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Making Contact

Trump Turnberry Resort
Maidens Road,
Turnberry, Strathclyde KA26 9LT
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1655 331 000
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1655 334 032
Fax

  +44 (0)1655 331 706

Email   teetimes@trumpturnberry.com
Website   www.turnberry.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Ricky Hall (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
The Golf Academy at Trump Turnberry
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: 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.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7203 6299 5767
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope
 
At the Same Location:
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).
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How2Get There?

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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-May thru' mid-Oct) (all days): £120. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, combination tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Caddies available.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

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.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 2nd best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (55.315239)
Longitude: (-4.832343)
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Trump Turnberry Resort 5-star
Maidens Road, Turnberry, South Ayrshire KA26 9LT
+44 (0)1655 331 000
www.turnberry.co.uk

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.

Golf at this hotel Turnberry (Ailsa, King Robert the Bruce and Arran courses)
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Belleisle; Prestwick St Nicholas; Prestwick; Royal Troon (24 miles).
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Malin Court Hotel 3-star
Turnberry, South Ayrshire
+44 (0)1655 331 457
www.malincourt.co.uk

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.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Turnberry (Ailsa, King Robert the Bruce and Arran courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Belleisle; Prestwick St Nicholas; Prestwick; Royal Troon.
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