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South West Scotland
Ayrshire, unquestionably the home of Open Golf, is undoubtedly a haven for beginners and proficients alike and probably the most scenic set of courses in the world. With it's rugged and unspoilt coastline, Ayrshire has some of the best and most scenic links golf courses in the world. Not only is the golf world class but the views across to the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre are breathtaking. The area is famous for it's three Open Championship courses: Prestwick, Troon and Turnberry, but there are other less well known gems that will provide an enjoyable challenge for both experts and beginners alike. South West Scotland is renown for it's mild climate and friendly people, this combined with it's rich heritage and beautiful countryside, really makes it a superb holiday destination for both golfers and non-golfers alike.

Turnberry
Turnberry is a golfer's paradise. It's the very heart of golf country. Picture the world famous profiles of Turnberry's lighthouse and the Ailsa Craig. The wild cliff top crags of the 9th tee. The drama of British Open Championships. Turnberry's links courses have witnessed some of the most spectacular displays of golf in the world. Combine this with the space and privacy of your luxury accommodation at the Turnberry Links Estate and you discover the ultimate holiday destination.

Why settle for anything less?

Getting Here
Turnberry is within easy driving distance of all the major Scottish Airports.

. 05 minute drive from Girvan British Rail station
. 20 minute drive from Prestwick International airport
. 30 minute drive from M74 motorway junction 12
. 45 minute drive from Glasgow International airport

From Ayr take the A77 towards Girvan through Minishant and Maybole. Just on the outskirts of Turnberry take left into Milton Wynd which leads to The Links.

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History
From the earliest towers and dungeons to the elegant grandeur of Culzean Castle, the battle scarred Broddick Castle on Arran, Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran's castles have been the seat of Kings. Although there is little to see now, the castle at Turnberry was the birthplace of Robert the Bruce. He stands as a great figure in Scottish history: crowned King of Scotland in 1306, he spent most of his life fighting to free Scotland from the English. He was the first king to succeed in uniting Scotland in this common cause. The legendary William Wallace also has close links with Ayrshire. Born in Elderslie, he had many supporters in Ayrshire, and many of his early battles and skirmishes took place here. Ayrshire's most famous son - Robert Burns - the ploughman poet and Scotland's bard celebrated annually at Burns Suppers throughout the world. On one hand his life seemed full of wine, women and song. On the other, it was a constant struggle against the grinding poverty of 18th century rural Scotland. Either way, Ayrshire retains many reminders of him and his remarkable life - a testament to his enduring popularity.


 

 


 

 

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