The view from Turnberry Hotel out across the Firth of Clyde with the Ailsa Craig just off shore and the iconic lighthouse on the shoreline is one which golfers can immediately recognize. It seems that the Ailsa Craig has been for sale for some time and now maybe even more affordable for that golfer who wants to own a true piece of the golf landscape.
The Ailsa Craig has enjoyed an interesting history. It is far more than just a piece of granite clearly visible from one of the Open Championship courses. The expression which so many golfers love to recount from their caddies at Turnberry; “if you cannot see the Ailsa Craig it is raining, if you can see the Ailsa Craig it is about to rain”. Golfers realize this is tongue in cheek but does speak to the variety of weather one expects to experience in Scotland, on any given day.