Playing the Course
Trump Turnberry has unveiled a new golfing experience on the scenic Ayrshire coast, the magnificent King Robert the Bruce course.
Many people are unaware 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 strong history, leading us to name this new golf course after King 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.
With 18 holes of magnificent golf, the introduction of King Robert the Bruce reinforces Trump Turnberry’s reputation as a true golfer’s paradise.
King Robert the Bruce Course, Trump Turnberry
Martin Ebert, who was the architect responsible for the reborn Ailsa, was commissioned once more to create a world class golf experience to thrill golfers of all abilities.
Breathtaking vistas from the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th holes of King Robert the Bruce delight golfers, along with spectacular views of Turnberry’s stunning coastline, castle ruins and the lighthouse.
The overall design concept for the course introduced fairway bunkers with sand faces and marram grass “eyebrow” faces tempting “risk or reward” shots, whilst greenside bunkers are shaped and neatly rivetted to require perfect recovery shots.