Long regarded as one of the finest courses in the world, the Ailsa came to international prominence with the famous duel between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson over the four days of the 1977 Open.
Polls now regularly acknowledge the Ailsa as one of Britain's top three courses which gives it eminence worldwide, with regular rankings within the world's top 20 courses. It's no wonder that Colin Montgomerie says: "Turnberry offers the best links golf in the world." Signature hole: Ailsa Course: Ninth (454 yards, par 4) - The championship tee is perched out on a promontory of cliff with a sheer drop of 50 feet. Not for someone suffering with vertigo. The medal tee is some 40 yards further on but still a spectacular tee shot.
It takes a 200-yard drive from the championship tee just to reach the fairway and a white stone marker shows you where to aim for. If you are on this line, playing from the medal tees you will have a shot of about 180 yards to a large green untroubled by bunkers. Ailsa - 18 holes, 6,976 yards (6,440 yards medal tees), par 70 (69 medal). Professional record 63. Amateur record 70.
- 18 holes
- Regarded as one of the finest courses in the world
Building on the challenges laid down by the famous old Arran course, the Kintyre is links golf at its exhilarating best. Undulating greens, glorious fairways, magnificent ocean holes, and all with stunning views of Kintyre, Arran, and the famous Turnberry Lighthouse. Kintyre - 18 holes, 6,827 yards, par 72
- 18 holes
- 6,827 yards
- par 72
Kintyre Championship Course
- Outdoor activities
Located on the stunning Ayrshire coast just 55 minutes from Glasgow Airport and 30 from Prestwick, Turnberry is recognised as one of the world’s finest resorts delivering a myriad of unrivalled facilities, including an award winning Spa and variety of outdoor activities.