Turnberry, Scotland

Turnberry and the Ailsa course is another Open course that I was looking forward to playing. I spoke to several people who played the course both before and after the redesign by in 2016 by Martin Ebert. They all appreciated the transformation and had positive appraisal of the course. We stayed at the hotel that also had undergone a renovation and it was really good. The rooms were nice and the dinner at night overlooking part of course and sea was a great experience.

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View from hotel
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Hole 1, Par 4
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1st green with the well shaped and deep bunkers
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My approach shot to 5th green, not chance of getting on
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Good looking par 3 6th
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Hole 9, Par 3

Probably the most iconic hole and most well-known. It is a really good challenge and pretty intimidating, especially from the back tees.

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The iconic light house where the half way house is located
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Hole 11, par 3

Another well designed hole. It just seems like the green has been there forever.

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The narrow tee shot on 17th hole par 4
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Tee shot on 18

The challenging finishing hole. It visually looks narrower than it is, but that’s easy to say after you have played the hole.

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The famous duel
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18th green

We had a great day with nice weather. The stay and play experience is good, even though it is a pricey one. It is understandable that this course is well renowned,  but to me the best part are the holes running by the sea. Overall the course doesn’t rank amongst the best I have played and therefore not the first place I will return to again.

 

 

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