Trump Turnberry

A golfing classic on Scotland's west coast

Set against storied golf courses and the rugged Ayrshire coastline, Trump Turnberry offers Edwardian opulence on 800 rolling acres where legendary King Robert the Bruce once had his castle. Upon arrival, you breathe in an often gusty breeze, reminding you both of the acres of impeccably green grass and the windy conditions that have bedeviled even the best golfers.

An exceptional staff, including porters in tartan kilts, blends lavish pampering with traditional Scottish hospitality. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a stately retreat, this is a world-class golf destination. Three links courses wind their way along the majestic coastline, including the 7,489-yard par-71 Aisla, which has hosted multiple British Opens and provides visitors with tough, championship-level holes and generous fairways punctuated with crags and cliffs.

When you aren’t golfing, you can stroll the well-curated gardens, visit local villages with tasteful shopping, go horseback riding on the beach and enjoy teatime on a balcony facing the sea. Or you can remain ensconced in the richly adorned setting, including the iconic Turnberry Lighthouse, a treasured highlight among the 198 rooms, suites, villas and apartments available.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The restaurants and bars afford spectacular views of the Scottish coastline, Ailsa Craig (home of the Curling Stone) and Isle of Arran. Even Ireland can be seen off in the distance on a clear day.

  • The King Robert the Bruce course, named for the first king of Scotland, was unveiled in 2017. At 7,203 yards and a par-72, the grounds provide the best vistas of the castle ruins, where Robert was born.
  • Afternoon tea is a must-do Scottish experience. The expert team in the Grand Tea Lounge and Bar takes note of your favorite tea flavor, provides you with exacting amounts of cubed sugar and cream, along with authentic teatime favorites.
  • Private spots for reading and relaxing abound, with each corner of the Scotland hotel providing boundless views of the bright green countryside and deep blue ocean only steps from the resort.
  • Those weary from travel need only turn to the Spa at Turnberry's ishga massage, set in a calming space overlooking Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. The spa comes complete with a 65-foot heated infinity pool and relaxation suites meant to allow you to drift away after a treatment.

Things to Know

  • The Ailsa's historic links, host of four British Opens, including the iconic 1977 Open Nicklaus vs Watson, was twice converted into runways during the world wars, undergoing periodic renewals to refresh the rolling greens. The latest is by the famed commissioning course architect Martin Ebert, who toughened up the opening holes and provided more dramatic vistas for drives along the terrain.

  • The Turnberry Performance Academy is a godsend for beginners intimidated by the courses and experienced hands trying to up their game. Don’t expect an old-school return to the days when Scottish lords used wooden sticks to hit balls of compressed feathers. A pro is on hand to provide personalized lessons, assisted by an artificial intelligence system that maps your swing and gauges the speed and distance of your strokes.
  • The 1906 restaurant, named for the year of the hotel’s founding, provides its meals from produce delivered daily from the Downhill Farm down the road and delivered fresh daily. Meat and fish are sourced from nearby along the coastline as a nod to the hotel’s sustainability efforts. The cuts mature on the bone for at least 21 days to ensure the best possible tenderness and taste.
  • Trump Turnberry offers much beyond golfing for those seeking adventure in the Scottish countryside. Electric bikes make tours into the rolling highlands a breeze, while clay pigeon shooting, air rifles and paddleboarding provide more chances for outdoor pursuits.
  • There’s lots of history to revisit near the property. Culzean Castle, seen from the links of Turnberry, was Robert Adam’s cliff-top masterpiece rising above a world of woods, beaches, secret follies and play parks. The castle also has the Eisenhower Suite, a hideaway that was the holiday home and Scottish White House of Eisenhower and his family from 1945 until his death in 1969. A few miles farther up the road, you will find Robert Burns Cottage and Museum, which offers a unique encounter with Scotland’s national bard. His poetry and songs are known and loved the world over. No visit to Turnberry and Ayrshire would be complete without a visit to Dumfries House, built in 1759. It was saved by the prince of Wales in 2018 (now King Charles 111), and after being fully renovated, it holds one of the nation's most important collections of Georgian Scottish and English furniture.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
Maidens Road Ayrshire, KA26 9LT GB
PIK (40 min)   GLA (1 hr 5 min-1 hr 15 min)   EDI (1 hr 40 min-2 hr)  
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