The Remodeled Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

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The new 9th green on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

The PerryGolf team took on the Trump Turnberry team earlier this week over the very recently opened and remodeled Ailsa Course, in what was our 14th annual challenge match.
 
The changes to the golf course driven and made possible by Donald Trump, and under the supervision of renowned links architect Martin Ebert are simply stunning. 

The Remodeled Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry [VIDEO]

There are numerous changes, every single one adding to the overall quality and appeal of the golf course.

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The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry - Starter hut next to No. 1 - PerryGolf.com
Starter hut next to No. 1 on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry - Great stonework for new bridge at the 16th hole - PerryGolf.com
Great stonework for new bridge at the 16th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

The eight hole stretch which now runs without interruption along the famed coastline from holes 4 through 11 can surely have no rival anywhere in the world of golf.

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New 4th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

[VIDEO]: The new 8th green & 9th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

The most eagerly awaited aspects were the change of the 9th hole from a par four into a par three played beside the lighthouse, and the creation of a stunning new par three 11th hole (boastful note – I birdied it!). Both are outstanding.

The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry - New 9th hole - PerryGolf.com
New 9th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry - View of the new 11th green - PerryGolf.com
View of the new 11th green on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

[VIDEO]: The new 11th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

Several driving areas are much better defined, as are approaches to greens. One of the most innovative changes is the re-siting of the par three 6th tee higher into the dunes to create a much more memorable hole with traffic from the 5th green rerouted up through the dunes affording a beautiful view of the stunning coastline…a view which in the previous layout was not enjoyed to the fullest.

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New 6th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

[VIDEO]: Panoramic view from the 6th tee on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

The 5th and 10th holes now become par fives, the former with a cleverly relocated and elevated green, and the latter with one of the most dramatic approach shots in links golf.

The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry - Dramatic approach shot on the new 10th hole - PerryGolf.com
Dramatic approach shot on the new 10th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

[VIDEO]: The new 10th hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

The realigned 14th now becomes a par five taking the green back up to enjoy yet another view of the coastline. The 17th hole is shortened to a par four, and the 18th now a much better defined tee shot with the removal of a wartime bunker and now also boasts a stunning championship tee high in the dunes. Beyond that, every single green complex has been reshaped and rebuilt. The lighthouse also becomes the most memorable halfway house you are likely to find anywhere.

[VIDEO]: Panorama from halfway house on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

[VIDEO]: The 18th Hole on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry

In short, the new Ailsa Course a masterpiece, and one that can only receive rave reviews. There are plenty of opportunities to play it with PerryGolf, so put it on your list!…oh and by the way Turnberry beat PeryGolf – it being their first win in several years! Congratulations to the team led by Director of Golf, Ricky Hall!

The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry - PerryGolf's Colin Dalgleish & Team vs. Turnberry team enjoyed their friendly annual match just after the Ailsa Course renovations in June 2016 - PerryGolf.com
PerryGolf's Colin Dalgleish & Team vs. Turnberry team enjoyed their friendly annual match just after the Ailsa Course renovations in June 2016

You can play the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry with PerryGolf.

Check out the two Sample Scotland Itineraries below which both include golf on the Ailsa Course.

Classic Scotland

Scotland’s West Coast

About the Author: Colin Dalgleish is the Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf, a leading provider of international golf vacations.