Enhancements for Trump Turnberry

By Alistair May 13, 2019 10:34 Updated

Trump Turnberry has unveiled new enhancements to its Ailsa course.

Eric Trump recently visited the resort to view the new changes and said: “The most recent enhancements to the Ailsa, and the wider golf offering at the resort, are a testament to the passion and commitment all of us feel towards fostering Turnberry’s great golf heritage. We aim to ensure it remains a true icon of the sport, recognised and admired all over the world.”

Eric Trump

Ricky Hall, director of golf, added: “It’s crucial that we continue to evolve and stay at the forefront in the world of golf. That is why we have put so much care and attention into the recent investment and improvements. We’ve made strategic enhancements that ensure we stay true to what players love about the course, whilst keeping our edge and offering the very best playing experience possible.

“Our director of courses and estates, Allan Patterson, suggested that there was an opportunity to raise the ninth green slightly and also extend the 11th green site. In the case of the 11th, rough vegetation was removed to expose natural sand areas and rocky outcrops, and a new greenside bunker was added.

“The burn at the 16th hole has always been one of the most memorable features of the course. However, it has also always been problematic, being slow running, particularly in dry spells, choked with silt and requiring constant clearing. The new banking is handsome, the water runs fast over a concrete base and, with the introduction of three stone weirs, there is even the pleasant sound generated by the falling water. Improvements to the bridge itself complete the picture.

“Areas of impenetrable rough have been replaced with either mown edges to the fairways or scraped to expose areas of sand-waste, which is visually pleasing and makes the ball easier to find and play, whilst retaining an element of penalty.”


By Alistair May 13, 2019 10:34 Updated

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