Over the years, Turnberry’s Ailsa course has come to welcome, challenge, disappoint and thrill illustrious players and their devoted fans in a variety of tournaments that culminated in the hosting of The Open.

One of the most memorable sporting contests of modern times, the 1977 Open Championship, saw Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, by many considered two of the best players in the history of golf, battle for the title in front of record-breaking crowds in what become known as the ‘Duel in the Sun’. Turnberry went on to host The Open in 1986, 1994 and most recently in 2009.

Turnberry is also home to the highly acclaimed Kintyre Course and the Turnberry Performance Academy.


In addition to world class golfing facilities, Turnberry also boasts sophisticated hotel accommodation, an award winning spa and a range of dining options ranging from traditional afternoon tea to the Escoffier inspired cuisine in its signature restaurant,1906.


Ailsa Course (18 hole)
Tournament Tees:
5937 m, C.S.S 73, SL 127, Par 69
Trophy Tees:
5578 m, C.S.S 71, SL 125, Par 69
Ladies Tees:
5305 m, C.S.S 75, SL N/A, Par 75

Kintyre Course
Tournament Tees:
5900 m, C.S.S 72, SL 127, Par 71
Trophy Tees:
5664 m, C.S.S 71, SL 125, Par 71
Ladies Tees:
5160 m, C.S.S 73, SL N/A, Par 73
M: 5928 m, CR 71,6, SL 12
W: 5247 m, CR 73,2, SL 1

Green Fee:

18 hours in £
Hotel Residents £ 175
Non-Residents £ 250
Sunset Rate £ 99 after 3pm
(selected months, bookable in advance)

In general:

Proper golf attire required.
Soft spikes only.


Maidens Road
Turnberry Ayrshire KA26 9LT


Tel.: +44 1655 331 000
Fax: +44 1655 331 706


Director of Golf Operations: Richard Hall

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