Trump Turnberry

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In 1902, Willie Fernie the Professional at Troon Golf Club was commissioned by the Marquess of Ailsa to lay out a championship course on the links land at Turnberry, which was followed a few years later by the opening of the hotel in 1906. During both World Wars Turnberry was used as an airbase and at the end of each War there was a need to re-build the courses, with the Ailsa Course undergoing a redesign by MacKenzie Ross between 1949 and 1951.

The most scenic of the Open Championship venues, the Ailsa Course was given another major re-design in 2016 as part of a $200million investment to restore and revamp the Turnberry resort. The Ailsa course upgrade included a number of inspiring changes implemented by the golf course architect, Martin Ebert. These included the creation of five stunning new holes plus a range of other alterations covering virtually every corner of the course. Host to four Open Championships, the Ailsa Course has produced some memorable moments in the tournament's history, including the 1977 “Duel in the Sun” between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. It has also hosted many other important golf tournaments, including seven Senior Open Championships, two Women’s British Open Championships, four Amateur Championships and the Walker Cup in 1963. The current investment has also seen a major upgrade to the former Kintyre Course which has been renamed the King Robert the Bruce Course.

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