Turnberry, Ayrshire KA26 9LT United Kingdom
+44 1655 331000

Ailsa Championship Course


Course Information

18 holes , 7489 yards. Par for course: 71

Designed by Martin Ebert

Phone

+44 1655 333991

Named after the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built, this par-71, 6,474-yard championship course is one of golf’s most storied places. Home to four Open Championships, Ailsa has shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the tournament’s history.

Set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, it is one of the world’s finest golfing destinations. On June 1, 2016, the course reopened after a series of dramatic changes by renowned architect Martin Ebert of Mackenzie & Ebert. Large areas of turf have been moved between all 18 holes to complete the refurbishment.

Golf Course Highlights


All 18 holes have seen changes made with huge areas of turf moved between the various holes to complete the refurbishment.

The 4th Hole
  • The 4th hole enjoys a new tee located close to the sea with the green moved further on and edged towards the coastline.
The 5th Hole
  • The 5th hole has been lengthened to become a par five for general play. The green has been moved back into the wonderfully natural site of the valley behind the old green, creating a great amphitheatre for spectators.
The 6h Hole
  • The 6th hole becomes a much shorter par 3 demanding accuracy played from the dune bank high above the beach to a green perched atop a natural dune.
The 14th Hole
  • The 10th hole has been transformed to become one of the world’s best par fives. The hole will arc its way around the bay posing questions to the golfer for all of the shots. The green has been taken back to the old 11th tee with the rocks and ocean lying immediately behind.
The 14th Hole
  • The 14th is also a new hole, this time a par 5, with spectacular 180 degree sea views and the magnificent Turnberry lighthouse as a focal point.
The 18th Hole
  • The 18th hole gives the course the finish it deserves. The championship tee has been taken back to the dune ridge above the beach, producing a straight par 4 with the iconic hotel as a focus beyond the green.