Trump Turnberry has unveiled a new golfing experience on the Ayrshire coast, the magnificent King Robert the Bruce course.

Many people are unaware of the fact that the iconic lighthouse, which was built by the family of celebrated author, Robert Louis Stevenson, is situated amongst the ruins of Turnberry Castle. It was in this medieval castle that King Robert the Bruce was born in July 1274. Turnberry is steeped in a strong history, leading us to name our new golf course after the King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, the historical warrior who led Scotland to claim its right as an independent country in the Battle of Bannockburn in June 1314.

Martin Ebert, who was the architect responsible for the reborn Ailsa, was commissioned once more to create what will be a world class golf experience which will thrill golfers of all abilities. Breathtaking vistas from the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th of King Robert the Bruce delight golfers, with spectacular views of Turnberry’s stunning coastline, castle ruins and the lighthouse. The overall design concept for the course has been to introduce fairway bunkers with sand faces and marram grass “eyebrow” faces tempting “risk or reward” shots whilst greenside bunkers are shaped and neatly revetted to require perfect recovery shots. With 18 holes of magnificent golf, the introduction of King Robert the Bruce reinforces Trump Turnberry’s reputation as a true golfer’s paradise.


Hole 1 - Barley Rigs - PAR 5


The opening hole is a long, dog leg left, par 5 and the name refers to the adjacent barley fields planted after the Second World War. The ideal tee shot should favour the left side of the fairway to avoid the bunkers on the right. Two fairway bunkers are well placed at the second shot landing area and must be avoided. The green is surrounded by gorse and a large greenside bunker looms on the right.