June 1st 2016 – the newly redesigned Turnberry Ailsa Course will be unveiled
An exciting new chapter is unfolding at the historic Turnberry Resort on the West Coast of Scotland; both the Turnberry Hotel and the Ailsa Course have been closed since 28th September 2015 to allow extensive refurbishment and remodeling of this prestigious resort.
Renowned golf architects Mackenzie & Ebert were commissioned to craft the proposals, in consultation with the R & A, and now those plans are becoming reality.
The literature available states:
“. . . the result will be a course where not only the views take the breath away but also the shots which everyone will enjoy playing to a level as never before.”
See below video of the proposed course revisions.
The changes to be expected include major landscaping of the 9th, 10th and 11th holes, moving them even closer to the ocean. An impressive 8-hole stretch along the coast is being sculpted to enhance the already intimate relationship golfers have enjoyed with the Irish Sea, invigorating and exhilarating all at once.
The new 9th hole, playing from the existing tees to a green across the bay at Turnberry Point, will become a par 3. The Championship tee at this hole will require a minimum 200-yard cross bay shot to the newly positioned green, with the iconic Lighthouse providing a breathtaking backdrop. At this particularly striking coastal point, a new halfway house will be created in the Lighthouse, with plans for a terrace, grill and refreshment area and toilet facilities. An option to enjoy an exceptionally luxurious experience comes with a new Presidential suite being constructed in the Lighthouse.
Following a halfway refresh players will be faced with a newly extended 10th hole, lengthened at both tee and green to create a challenging par 5. Those who dare may take the direct line over the bay, a whopping 280-yard shot. To add a further test the famous doughnut bunker will be restored and positioned up the hole posing an even more significant threat on the way to the green.
The coastal theme continues at the new 11th hole with a cross bay carry to the newly positioned green. The 14th will become a tough par 5 with the green providing a 180Â° view of the sea. The 17th hole will be shortened to a par 4 and the Championship 18th hole will be straightened from its previous dogleg configuration.
If you are interested in exploring the all-new Turnberry experience later this year feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
The Bonnie Wee Golf Team