Trump Turnberry King Robert The Bruce

Due to a recent overhaul, the second course at Turnberry no longer plays second fiddle.

Trump Turnberry King Robert The Bruce

Ayrshire, Scotland

Overview

On the site of the famous lighthouse are found the ruins of Turnberry Castle. Here, Robert the Bruce was born in 1274! He led Scotland to become an independent country at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.


Golf Course Review

Trump Turnberry King Robert The Bruce is found on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland between Maidenhead Bay and Turnberry Bay. Routed back from the immediate coastline and over the former airstrips, the course has been completely reworked by Martin Ebert.

The Trump Turnberry King Robert The Bruce bunkers received the same treatment as the Aisla next door. Sandy wastelands and a wetland were introduced. Four new holes were added and the eclectic mix of holes now make up the back nine. On this inward nine, there are now three Par 3's, three Par 4's and three Par 5's!

Similar to the New, Jubilee and even the Eden at St Andrews, Trump Turnberry King Robert The Bruce will never attain the recognition it should. That fate is part and parcel of lying beside one of the greatest links in all of golf!

What's in a Name?

The first No.2 course was laid out in 1908. It would be James Braid who would put the course on the map with his 1923 layout. Changes were made in 1926 and the course was christened the Arran.

Suffering the same fate as the Ailsa during WW2, Jimmy Alexander would layout the course again in 1954. In 1998, the course was extended and renamed the Kintyre. 3 years later in 2001, Donald Steel and his young apprentice, Martin Ebert, redesigned the course.

After The Trump Organization purchased the resort in 2014, Martin Ebert was called in and the new Arran was opened for play in June 2017 as Trump Turnberry King Robert The Bruce.

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Ayrshire, KA26 9LS, Scotland

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