Turnberry, Kintyre Course

Ayrshire, Scotland
Overall Rating
Course Information
  • Links Course
  • Opened in 2001
  • Designed by Donald Steel
  • Course Reviews
  • Read Reviews
  • Submit Review
  • Score Card
  • Course Rating
    Difficulty Rating
    Championship
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • Yards 6861
  • White Tees
  • Par -
  • SSS -
  • - Yards
  • Yellow Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 6504 Yards
  • Red Tees
  • Par 73
  • SSS -
  • 5559 Yards
  • Facilitiess Rating

    The Ailsa is one of Scotland's premier Open Championship venues while its junior neighbour, the Kintyre, formerly the Arran, is still establishing its reputation. The Arran course was opened in 1909, just like the Ailsa it was rebuilt by Mackenzie Ross after World War II. The Kintyre course opened in 2001 designed by Donald Steel it is more or less a new course with only a remnants of the old Arran upon which it was built.

    Building on the challenges laid down by the old Arran course, the Kintyre is links golf at its finest. There are large undulating greens, sublime fairways bordered by thick rough and magnificent ocean holes, all with stunning views of Kintyre, Arran, and the famous Turnberry Lighthouse. With a par of 72 and a length of 6827 yards the Kintyre course is certainly challenging for golfers of all abilities. The view that greets you from the brow of Bain's Hill is just one view amongst many you'll want to savour.

    The Kintyre Course at Turnberry is by no means a second course having hosted the 2004 Open Final Qualifying. The redevelopment of the old Arran course has resulted in an extremely tough course that threads it's way through gorse over the first 7 holes. Position off the tee is crucial here as any mis hit shots head for a prickly landing, or one of the many strategically placed fairway bunkers. Holes 7 through10 are the change from links to more parkland.

    The course is marginally longer and in part more elevated than the Ailsa so the wind, which is always a factor on the Ailsa is of even more significance on the Kintyre. The holes 8 through 11 are especially high and open to the elements. The signature 8th hole, Kintyre's Cove is just 306 yards on the card, a short Par 4 but it's one of the best risk and reward holes in world golf. The fairway drops 50 feet to a green which is enclosed in a sheltered cove.

    You don t have to be a golfer to enjoy Turnberry the Spa provides you with the perfect place to relax and chill out. The facilities include a Swimming pool with loungers and a separate children's pool. There are three saunas and a jacuzzi and for the more energetic a gym and squash courts. The Spa also has a beauty Salon offering a large range of treatments for both men and women.

    Within the 800 acres of the Turnberry resort you can also take part in Quad and mountain biking on a purpose built cross country course. You can experience 4x4 off road driving on a specially designed course with 45 degree slopes and a challenging track. Horse riding is always popular with guests of all ages, you can go riding along the beach or a more challenging ride trekking up the surrounding hills. The local lochs and rivers are excellent for trout and salmon fishing. The resort also provides facilities for a range of other sports such as archery, clay target shooting and falconry.

    Contact Details
  • Turnberry Hotel golf club, Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 9LT
  • +44 (0)1655331000
  • www.turnberry.co.uk
  • Location Map
  • Weekday Green Fees
  • £130 per Round Peak Season
  • £60 per Round Off Peak
  • Weekend Green Fees
  • £130 per Round Peak Season
  • £60 per Round Off Peak
  • Day Rates
  • Not Avaliable
  • Play the Course
  • Book Tee Times
  • Book Accomodation
    Discount Vouchers Accepted
  • 2-Fore!-1 Vouchers
  • Open Fairways Golfer's Passport
  • Green Free Vouchers
  • Total Golf Green Fee Card
  • Visitor Information
  • Local Weather Reports
  • Advanced Booking Required
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Visitors to be Accompanied by a Member
  • Handicap Certificate Required
  • Handicap Maximum: Men 28/Women 36
  • Dress code: Normal golfing attire
  • Memberships
  • Societies Welcome
  • Days Open to Visitors:
         Mon   Tues   Wed   Thurs   Fri   Sat   Sun  
  • Club Facilities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bar Snacks
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Club Bar
  • Changing Facilities
  • Locker Room
  • Hotel
  • Weddings
  • Tennis Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Conference Rooms
  • Course Facilities
  • Pro Shop
  • Online Shop
  • Trolley Hire
  • Electric Trolley Hire
  • Buggy Hire
  • Club Hire
  • Caddies
  • Tuition
  • Video Tuition
  • Driving Range
  • Floodlit Driving Range
  • Practise Putting Green
  • Short Game Area

  •            The content of this site is Copyright ©2007 Golf Course World.co.uk