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Turnberry resort will rank high on most golfer's bucket lists, having held four Open Championships and steeped in over 114 years of heritage. Trump Turnberry is an iconic destination with arguably one of the most historic landmarks on a course and stunning vistas across some of the World's most famous fairways.
UK golfers are ready to take full advantage of the extra opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the golfing greats at Turnberry this year. Previous Open Championship winners, include Tom Watson and Greg Norman - two of the most iconic golfers in the world.
Overseas travel still faces some obstacles for many this year, which has further increased the appeal for domestic golf trips – especially at one of Britain’s most iconic venues. With increased availability during the peak summer months this year as international guests wait for their opportunity to return, UK-based groups will never have a better chance to test themselves at Turnberry.
It means those golfing dreams can be realised for many this year with a visit to the world-famous Turnberry links – the scene of the legendary ‘Duel in the Sun’ battle between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson on the Ailsa course in 1977.
Turnberry have created a number of fantastic packages that will tick all the boxes and guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.
The Champions Golf package (starting from £369 per night) is a one or two-night stay, including up to two rounds on the Ailsa, daily breakfast and the option to include dinner on one night. Two night packages Only fro months June- September.
For those eager to test their skills on the superb King Robert The Bruce course, the
Legendary Golf package starts from £349 for a two-night stay. Turnberry director of golf, Ricky Hall, said: “During the summer months, we normally welcome huge numbers of visitors from the United States but with the travel restrictions
currently in place, it seems unlikely that will be the case.“It means there is some extra availability this year and it is a fantastic chance for British golfers to make the most of the opportunity.”
There is even more opportunity with the Ailsa Sunset Golf package (3–4pm, £199 Mon –Thurs, £250 Fri – Sun) to play late-afternoon rounds – and a special rate for resident Scots from 11.30am. (Rate available throughout the month of June).
The Triple Crown package (starting from £649) includes a round on both the Ailsa and King Robert the Bruce, as well as the historic links at nearby Prestwick Golf Club but must be booked by calling 01655 334 032. Situated on Scotland’s spectacular west coast, Turnberry’s stunning location is matched by its outstanding combination of golf and lifestyle facilities, making it one of the world’s most desirable golf resorts.
Transformed in June 2016 at the hands of renowned architect, Martin Ebert, The Ailsa regularly places in world rankings, recently as number 10 in Golf Digest magazine’s ‘World 100 Greatest Courses’ and number one in the UK and Ireland with Golf Monthly magazine. Set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, it is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world, while the neighbouring King Robert The Bruce course also hugs the rugged coastline for several scintillating holes, observed from above by Turnberry’s iconic lighthouse.
In addition to golf, Turnberry provides a wealth of outdoor pursuits and is a superb base to experience the west coast of Scotland – as couples, a family or as a group of friends – with accommodation choices including its five-star hotel, cosy self-catering cottages and spacious eight-bedroom villas.
For those keen on some rest and relaxation, the recently-renovated Turnberry Spa – at a cost of £4m – and the launch of ESPA’s Modern Alchemy will have huge appeal, while the five dining experiences all add to the attraction with local Scottish produce in the dining venues, from the signature restaurant 1906, a unique Chef’s Table experience, the elegant Grand Tea Lounge and Bar serving a tantalising Afternoon Tea and the Duel in the Sun restaurant. Situated an hour from Glasgow, 90 minutes from Edinburgh, it’s also the ideal base to explore a region rich in culture and history, Turnberry ticks all the boxes with the nearby Ayrshire Alps (a cyclist’s dream), the historic castles and the local National Trust of Scotland sites, while the historic link to King Robert the Bruce runs through the resort.
For more details about Turnberry’s golf breaks and to book, go to