Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Turnberry is one of several golfing resorts now under the Trump brand. The Scottish venue plays host to the best golf course you will find at any of the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts – the Ailsa Course. There is also the King Robert the Bruce Course, along with incredible practice facilities. A world-class hotel with an amazing spa and wellness facility, along with incredible views west towards the Isle of Arran, and what you have is the Trump Turnberry Resort.  
The Ailsa is a four-time host of the Open Championship, and has undergone significant renovations in recent years to make it a top-five course on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Courses list. It is complemented brilliantly by the King Robert the Bruce Course, which opened in 2017, and the 9-hole Arran Course, along with a pristine driving range and short game facility, which also has an 18-hole putting course outside it. Oh, and it has the World’s Best Halfway House (four years running) as well! 
The Trump Turnberry Hotel provides glorious accommodation for groups of all shapes and sizes. From Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms, and Junior Suites, all the way up to the Four Rooms, Four Suites – in honour of the four Open champions. There are also a range of self-catered two-bedroom cottages for a more secluded holiday. 
In terms of activities, Trump Turnberry has you covered. Guests can enjoy a relaxing day in the Spa at Turnberry, or get active with horse riding, off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting and more. There is also the opportunity for some day trips, with the likes of Turnberry Castle, the Isle of Arran and more in the region. 
Visit the Trump Turnberry website here.  

Trump Turnberry Overview | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

45 Glorious Golf Holes

Trump Turnberry is blessed to have two incredible golfing designs. There is the Ailsa Course, which has hosted four Open Championships in its time. It is complemented beautifully by the new King Robert the Bruce Course, which has been around for less than a decade. There is also the 9-hole Arran Course, which is part of Turnberry Golf Club. 
The venue also has another key thing going for it. The iconic halfway house at Turnberry Lighthouse has won World’s Best Halfway House for four consecutive years, and that is something to look forward to if you haven’t started your round well... 
The Ailsa Course 
Trump Turnberry is host to the Ailsa Course, one of the most well-known courses in all of golf. The course gets its name from Ailsa Craig, a large rock formation which is approximately ten miles off the Ayrshire coastline. The course has played host to the Open Championship on four occasions, most famously for the ‘Duel in the Sun’ between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in 1977. 
The 15th and 16th holes of the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry appear in the book ‘1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die’ by Jeff Barr, showing their class. ‘Ca’ Canny’ and ‘Wee Burn’ provide great tests as you come down the closing stretch on the Ailsa, with the 16th featuring the only water hazard on the property (other than the North Sea of course).  
The Ailsa’s last significant renovation came in 2016, with the creation of the epic par 3 9th hole. The closing hole on the front side of the Ailsa plays across the beach, with the Turnberry Lighthouse framing the hole perfectly. There were also alterations to three holes on the back nine, including the closing 18th. 
However, that might not be the end of the changes to the Ailsa Course. According to new plans, there are going to be significant changes to the 7th hole, with this having the aim of bringing the Open Championship back to Trump Turnberry
King Robert the Bruce Course 
The King Robert the Bruce Course is a very recent addition to the Trump Turnberry portfolio, having only opened in 2017. The course was named after King Robert the Bruce, who was born at Turnberry Castle some 850 years earlier. 
Martin Ebert was the man behind the design of the golf course, and he used the land to his advantage, providing the Trump Turnberry Resort with another world-class layout. Around the turn is where the King Robert the Bruce Course comes into its own. Through holes 8, 9, 10 and 11, there are gorgeous vistas out into the sea, with the 11th hole playing back towards Turnberry Lighthouse.  
The Arran Course 
The Arran is a 9-hole short course, with a mixture of par 3s and par 4s that can test golfers of all abilities. It is a good introduction for beginners to links golf, and the perfect accompaniment to the Ailsa and King Robert the Bruce Courses.  

Trump Turnberry Hotel

The hotel building at the Trump Turnberry Resort has been around for more than century, and it now provides the perfect place for guests to stay during their time on the west coast of Scotland.  
There is a stunning range of accommodation on offer at Trump Turnberry, starting with the Deluxe Rooms. These are the standard rooms at the hotel, but still offer luxury and comfort. Deluxe Rooms with Ocean Views are also available, along with Family Rooms and Junior Suites, for those groups looking for a bit more space.  
The Four Rooms, Four Suites are an ode to the four Open Championships that have been held at Trump Turnberry. Named Watson, Norman, Price & Cink, these four suites feature a large living room and king-sized bedroom, all with sea views out to Ailsa Craig. 
Finally, there are some self-catering options as well. There is a range of two-bedroom cottages for slightly larger groups, with each cottage coming with a living room and fully equipped kitchen along with the two bedrooms. Guests enjoy access to all the resort’s amenities, including residential prices on golf. 

The Spa at Turnberry

Perfect for relaxation, the Spa at Turnberry offers the opportunity for guests to take a break and to unwind during a stay at the Trump Turnberry Resort.  
The Spa has a large infinity pool with wonderful views over to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. There are also relaxation rooms for both men and women, with each featuring steam rooms, saunas and a sensory shower. Rituals and treatments are also available for guests to enjoy during their time at the Spa at Turnberry, including a golfer's massage, perfect for those who have spent the afternoon on the course. 

Activities On Offer

Away from the golf course, there are plenty of other activities for guests to enjoy during their stay on the western coast of Scotland. From Turnberry Adventures – including off-roading, archery, and clay pigeon shooting – to horse riding, falconry and more. 
The region that Trump Turnberry is in also offers some wonderful days out. The city of Ayr is close by, while guests can visit the ruins of Turnberry Castle. There are also day trips available to the Isle of Arran, which can be seen from the resort. 

FAQs about Trump Turnberry

Where is Trump Turnberry?  
Trump Turnberry is situated on the west coast of Scotland. It is in the county of Ayrshire, and Ayr itself is the nearest major city to the resort. Ayr is around 15 miles to the north of Trump Turnberry, while the city of Glasgow is just over an hour away by car. 

What is the nearest airport and station to Trump Turnberry?
Girvan holds the nearest train station for visitors to Trump Turnberry, but even that is around five miles from the resort. There is a bus stop near the course, about a five-minute walk from the resort itself.  
Glasgow Airport is the nearest major international airport for visitors to Trump Turnberry. It is 55 miles to the north of the resort. The airport serviced almost 10 million passengers prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with those numbers starting to come back once more. easyJet, and TUI Airways all have hubs at Glasgow Airport, with plenty of daily flights to most European countries and beyond. 

What golf facilities does Trump Turnberry offer?
Along with stunning golf courses, Trump Turnberry also has some incredible practice facilities as well. Firstly, there is an 18-hole putting course and a Martin Ebert-designed short game area, perfect for honing those skills before taking on one of the trickiest Open Championship venues. 
The driving range at the Trump Turnberry Golf Academy aims towards the Turnberry lighthouse, providing a stunning backdrop for the facility. There are plenty of technological advances used at the Golf Academy, including swing path recognition, TrackMan and Gasp, which uses three slow-motion cameras. There is also a designated room for practicing putting, with technology aimed at improving the putting abilities of golfers that walk through its doors. 
Trump Turnberry also has a glorious pro shop, one of the largest in Europe, which was extensively refurbished in the mid-2010s. There is also the ‘Duel in the Sun’ restaurant in the Clubhouse, an ode to the incredible battle between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the Open Championship and Turnberry back in 1977. 

Does Trump Turnberry offer golf lessons?
Lessons in a range of forms are available at Trump Turnberry – from the bog-standard swing tips to a full video package sent to your email. Coaching and tuition at the Golf Academy at Trump Turnberry ranges from introductory lessons for beginners, all the way through to advanced lessons for those playing at an elite level. 
What are the green fees at Trump Turnberry?  
The price of a green fee at Trump Turnberry changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at Trump Turnberry, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Trump Turnberry?
There is an incredible array of accommodation on offer at Trump Turnberry. From Deluxe Rooms to Junior Suites; to the Four Rooms, Four Suites in honour of the four Open Championships held at Turnberry; and the self-catering cottage options. There truly is accommodation for all people and parties at the Trump Turnberry Resort.  

What other resorts are nearby?
There are plenty of golfing havens on the west coast of Scotland, with Dundonald Links being the closest venue on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts to Trump Turnberry. Dundonald is around 25 miles to the north, with Mar Hall around 60 miles away, just outside the centre of Glasgow. 
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