• Ailsa (Named after the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built):
• Kintyre (Called so after the long, narrow peninsula lying beyond the Isle of Arran in the Irish Sea): 6921
• Arran (Named for the largest island in the Firth of Clyde): 1996
• 12-hole pitch-and-putt course (Across the road from the 18th of the Ailsa at the bottom of the slope up to the hotel)
72 - 71 - Par 31
Open to all-members, visitors and groups. Individuals and small groups may request tee times.
Winter - Ailsa: H / Kintyre: G / Arran (9 holes): D
Summer - Ailsa I / Kintyre: I / Arran: E
The first formal course was built in 1901.
Ailsa - MacKenzie Ross
2009 modifications- Martin Ebert/Tom MacKenzie
Kintyre - Steel
Troon Golf Academy
18m S of Ayr on A77
• Golf Academy
• Caddies available
• Corporate hospitality days available
• Conference facilities available / Weddings
• Luxury self-catering accommodation, Spa
"Over the years, Turnberry's Ailsa course came to welcome, challenge, disappoint and thrill some of the most illustrious players of our time and their devoted fans in a variety of tournaments which culminated in the hosting of The Open for the first time in the late 1970s. Four of the most spellbinding Opens have been played at Turnberry: the 106th in 1977, the 115th in 1986, the 123rd in 1994 and the 138th in 2009.
But its not only the worlds best that can enjoy a round here. Every year, thousands of golfers of all abilities enjoy the thrill of playing an Open Championship course thats open to all. Naturally, our guests benefit from preferential tee times on both the Ailsa and our other superb championship course, the Kintyre."
Exc. From Club's Website
Ailsa Course Changes
The Ailsa Championship Course, venue for the 138th Open Championship, 2009
To combat advances in technology, six new tees extended the Ailsa Championship Course by 250 yards, 23 bunkers were added and dunes and hollows created. The 16th (Wee Burn) is now a risk-and-reward hole where the fairway was rerouted; driving the ball as much right as possible now opens up an approach to a raised green protected by a deep burn.
The new tee at the 17th (Lang Whang) stretches the hole to 560 yards making it a proper par 5.
Taking the 10th tee (Dina Fouter) to the rocky shoreline has created a spectacular drive and two central bunkers as well as one on the right were added which leads to the players having to make brave decisions as to which route to take. The drive now demands a 200-yard carry over the bay.
Spent a weekend as part of a mixed-handicap group sampling
the delights. Fantastic accommodation, great facilities, breathtaking golf - approaching the lighthouse is like walking through a film set. Not an ounce of arrogance and the warmest welcome. Put a couple of rounds on your list of things to do before you die - now!!!
Ian Buckingham March 1, 2005