After redesigning the fabled Ailsa course, architect Martin Ebert turned his attention to Turnberry's second course, most recently known as Kintyre. Renovations to 14 holes and the creation of four new ones on Bain’s Hill, the property’s highest point, have greatly increased the variety, aesthetics and strategic options at the newly christened King Robert the Bruce golf course. Newly established sandy waste areas, a wetland installed between the 5th and 13th holes to replace a gorse patch, and a spate of holes that more dramatically interact with the sea are highlights of the revamp.
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. Breathtaking vistas of the stunning coastline and the Turnberry Lighthouse, erected on the grounds of the castle ruins where Robert the Bruce was born are offered from the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th holes. With 18 holes of magnificent golf, the introduction of King Robert the Bruce reinforces Trump Turnberry’s reputation as a true golfer’s paradise.
- Year of Opening - 1909
- Designer - Donald Steele & Martin Ebert
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6920 Yards