Turnberry Hotel and Golf Course, Ayrshire, Scotland


Looks across the wide reaches of the River Clyde to the Island of Arran and the great pudding basin island of Ailsa Craig to the south. The setting is poetic, and this is the birthplace of  that great Scottish bard, Robert Burns.

Built in 1906, the Turnberry hotel was designed to service a growing influx of golf enthusiasts who travelled by train to play the renowned courses of Ayrshire such as Royal Troon and Old Prestwick  The Ailsa course had been laid out some years before the hotel by the Marquis of Ailsa who decided to build a private course on his Culzean Estate. The development quickly grew in popularity and the Marquis finally agreed to its take-over and running by the Glasgow and South Western Railway, who then built the hotel.

Today with a new clubhouse, a 6 million pound Spa and a complete interior refurbishment, the Turnberry hotel has gained some of the world's most prestigious awards.   .

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