Where to Stay: Where to Stay: Trump Turnberry Golf Resort
King Robert the Bruce Golf Course History
Robert the Bruce was raised as a boy in Turnberry Castle, now where the lighthouse stands. In 2017 Martin Ebert was given the task of redesigning the old Kintyre course. This previously sat alongside the Ailsa golf course and had its fair share of incarnation. Therefore with four brand new holes perching on and around Bain’s Hill and a complete overhaul of every remaining golf hole, many regular clients were dubious. It was never going to be an easy task renovating a course that sits directly next door to one of world golf’s most loved and highest-ranking golf courses. However, it would be fair to say that King Robert Bruce’s new layout does hold up incredibly well to support its more illustrious sibling.
Playing the King Robert the Bruce Course
Take in the view when you reach the summit of Bain’s Hill, after a quick climb from the 7th green. Marvel at how the added elevation has enhanced the vista’s in every direction. The new layout of the 8th hole plays like a fantastic par five that plays towards the lighthouse, and a reliable drive is required. You will be pin seeking to a green that now sits above the 12th fairway of the Ailsa.
Ultimately, this new layout has divided opinion with those that enjoyed the blind tee shot required on the old 8th layout short par 4. We believe that actually, the re-works enhanced the dramatic views you would expect from playing at Turnberry. The course now offers both breath-taking views from the 8th-11th holes of Turnberry’s stunning coastline, castle ruins and the lighthouse, and clever design and a complete joy to play.
Turnberry now provides a 36 hole destination of real substance and is one of the very best golf resorts worldwide.
If playing bucket list golf and staying in basic luxurious accommodation is what you are looking for on your next Scottish golf break, Then Trump Turnberry is undoubtedly the cream of the crop.