Turnberry Ailsa

The Ailsa course at the Turnberry Hotel
Length6976 yards

The Ailsa course at Turnberry was once again be the venue for the British Open Championship in July 2009, only the fourth time the famous event has been staged here.

The Turnberry Ailsa course came to international attention as a Open Championship golf course due to the four day 'Duel in the sun' between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in 1977. The event produced some exhilarating golf in blazing sunshine. And it was Tom Watson who had the crowd willing him to win again in 2009.

The Ailsa course is regularly acknowledged as one of Britain's top three golf courses, with consistent rankings in the world top 20.

The average player off the medal tees might find the Ailsa quite generous with wide fairways and benevolent lies, but it demands their full respect when the wind comes into play. The 9th hole, Bruce's Castle, is the course signature hole and probably one of the most photographed holes in golf, with the tee looking over the Bay and the famous Turnberry lighthouse.

The golf course layout received a makeover in advance of the 2009 British Open, including 19 new bunkers and added length. The Championship course measured 7,211 yards for the 2009 event, compared to 6,957 when Nick Price won at Turnberry in 1994.

Colin Montgomerie has stated that "Turnberry offers the best Links golf in the world" while Sandy Lyle has described the Ailsa course as "easily one of the finest courses in the world."

Website - www.turnberry.co.uk

Making An Enquiry

An example golfing package, which includes playing the Turnberry Ailsa course can be seen at our Ayrshire Open Golf Tour.

Visit our enquiries section for more information about a golf break in Scotland with Moss Golf Tours, including playing the Turnberry Ailsa course, or for a quotation for the Ayrshire Open Golf Tour.

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