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Trump Turnberry’s Ailsa Course named Golf World’s Best UK course


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Trump Turnberry’s Ailsa Course named Golf World’s Best UK course  

TURNBERRY, UK (April 30, 2020)  The iconic Ailsa golf course at Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, has been voted the best in the UK by readers and editorial staff of top golfing publication, Golf World, in its annual Top 100 Courses list. 

The landmark Ayrshire links course topped the prestigious list assembled by a discerning judging panel of editors, golf course architects, Tour professionals and well-travelled readers based on course design, setting, playability, presentation, memorability and consistency. 

Moving up two spaces from last year’s listing, the Ailsa received an average score of 90.6, and Trump Turnberry was commended for its continued investment into the legendary championship course. The publication cited Turnberry as the second best overall golfing resort, surpassing hundreds of other locations to remain one of Golf World’s highest rated and most sought after locations.

Ricky Hall, Director of Golf at Trump Turnberry, said: “At Turnberry, we ensure that our passion and love for the sport is at the heart of everything we do, so to be recognised by Golf World is an incredible achievement for us.”

“The Ailsa has always been widely acknowledged as one of golf’s most iconic courses so when it came to its redevelopment, we did everything we could to create an enjoyable and memorable golfing experience for players of any skill level, without compromising its unique essence. To be considered the best course in the UK following our hard work over the past few years to improve our offering is a huge honour.”

According to the judge’s notes, the team at Turnberry and architect Martin Ebert were commended for ‘turning the masterpiece into something indubitably superior’ with various improvements made to course in recent years, against the backdrop of ‘the coastal stretch on the front nine unparalleled for spectacular clifftop ocean views.’

The publication also praised Martin Ebert’s keen attention to detail, applauding the inspiration he took from images of the course's previous architect Philip Mackenzie Ross’s 1949 course, with ‘the goal of restoring many of the Ailsa’s original features and the brief of making it more fun to play’. 

Nick Wright, editor of Golf World, said: “The battle for supremacy in the upper echelons of the Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses: GB&I ranking gets tougher every year as the standard continues to improve. Martin Ebert’s astute redesign, which restored many of the Ailsa’s original architectural features, transformed an already magnificent course into an outstanding one. There are now no weak holes and the stretch around the ocean has been improved immeasurably to provide an unforgettable playing experience.” 

The Top 100 Courses GB & Ireland are celebrated in Golf World’s April / May issue, available here

For more information on golf at Turnberry, visit


About Trump Turnberry 
Located on the enchanting Ayrshire coast, with over 100 years of heritage and history, Trump Turnberry® is an iconic destination known throughout the world. A distinctive landmark on the coastline, Trump Turnberry offers far reaching views across some of the world’s most famous fairways. Steeped in history, the surrounding area offers much to explore – from castles to distilleries, from beaches to the birthplace of Robert Burns. All of this just one hour from Glasgow International Airport and two hours from Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. 

Home to three exceptional golf courses, Trump Turnberry is synonymous with this great sport. An Open Championship venue four times over, the legendary Ailsa course has been redesigned and transformed into an even more impressive and beautiful challenge. New to this iconic golfing destination is King Robert the Bruce, another magnificent links golf experience, and the Arran, a nine-hole course which features an exciting mixture of par 3’s and 4’s, which are aimed at every standard of golfer, from the novice to the advanced player. For more information, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Trump Turnberry. 
For further information, please contact [email protected]:  

Shaun Keeney, 01698 787843 
Julie Yeudall, 01698 787845 / 07730415019  
Sarah Ballantyne, 01698 787859 / 07973627150 

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