Turnberry - Ailsa Course

Home of four Open Championships, the legendary Ailsa course has hosted some of the most iconic names in golf. Reborn in June 2016 at the hands of renowned architect, Martin Ebert, the transformation makes the Ailsa the number one ranked golf course in the UK & Ireland. Set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, it is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world. 

Named after the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built, this par-71, 6,474-yard championship course is one of golf’s storied places. Home to four Open Championships, Ailsa has shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the tournament’s history. Set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, it is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world.

The Ailsa is one of the world’s most loved golf courses and has had the privilege of hosting the Open Championship four times, including the unforgettable 1977 Duel in the Sun.  Since acquiring the resort in 2014, The Trump Organization and famed golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert have completed a meticulous historic study and modern-day review of the Ailsa course, creating a true masterpiece.

A selection of inspiring changes has been implemented including the creation of five dramatic and stunning new holes plus a range of alterations covering virtually every corner of the course. Since these changes have been made, the Ailsa has been ranked by Golf Monthly as the UK & Ireland’s number one golf course. The Ailsa was also named ‘Redevelopment of the Year’ by Golf Inc Magazine, stating it as “an iconic property that has been restored immaculately without losing the proud history created over hundreds of years.’

Turnberry – Ailsa Course


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Christie Austin September 2022

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Just returned from a magical golf trip to St. Andrews, Scotland. After 2 years of Covid related cancellations, Graeme managed to arrange an incredible array of golf for the 8 of us, including a last minute booking of 2 helicopters to transport us to Muirfield! Everything went smooth as silk, with Graeme and Ewan serving as our drivers and tour guides through the week. Thank you both for making our trip so effortless, it was perfect! We especially want to thank you for arranging glorious and dry weather the entire time. If you haven’t used St. Andrews Golf Travel to assist you with your trip you NEED to!! They’re experts in everything Scotland and Ireland and have now expanded to Australia and New Zealand.

Sherry Schafer September 2022

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We began planning our Ireland golf trip with Marc at St. Andrews Golf in 2019 .... he expertly navigated us through the required cancellations. We have just returned from our 10 days and were so happy with all arrangements and planning. Our driver was with us throughout and made the transfers so easy while noting so many landmarks and history of the beautiful countryside. We will look forward to our next opportunity to use St Andrews Golf Travel and will wholeheartedly recommend.

Mark Marchetti September 2022

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I can’t emphasize enough how much I enjoyed, without exaggeration, the golf trip of a lifetime! The professionalism exhibited by Marc and Graeme, along with their attention to detail, and excellent customer service, was totally first class. Two great guys, accomplished golfers, who get it! If you’re considering a trip to the home of golf, I highly recommend St. Andrews Golf Travel!!

Chris King September 2022

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Graeme and his team put together a trip that was 100% successful, right down to the weather-no rain during golf for 6 days. Ewan shared great stories while driving us to world class golf, and the prearranged dinners were all very good. Personal attention from the team with good recommendations for our non golf days made the trip a total joy.

Craig McQuillen September 2022

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We’ve just completed a visit to St Andrews arranged by Graeme over 3 years ago and delayed by Covid. Graeme could not have been easier to deal with in the time prior to our trip and on the ground, both he and Ewan our other driver were professional, Friendly, Helpful and a great deal of fun. No stone was left unturned, our accommodation at The Fairmont was 1st class, the courses we played were tremendous & Graeme even helped a few of our party secure both Old Course times through the Ballot & a tee time at Prestwick post our official time with them. I couldn’t recommend their business highly enough, they knew all the little things that a self arranged trip may miss and never know! Thanks guys!

Mitchell Song September 2022

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Graeme helped my group for almost three years due to the delay caused by Covid-19. He was very responsive and helpful throughout. The experience at St. Andrews was exceptional, which would not have been possible without his assistance. I will be his unofficial salesman in Korea

Robert Niehaus September 2022

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Marc and Graeme did a superb job in organizing and executing on our recent 8 man golf trip to Scotland. The hotel accommodations at the Old Course Hotel and the Links House in Dornoch were quite good, and Marc and Graeme are well known at the top Scottish golf courses, and ensured that we had terrific caddies. They arranged an extra morning round for several of our players on short notice, and also arranged a golf cart at the last minute for one of our players who developed a medical issue during the trip.They are both quite professional, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. We will be using them for our next golf trip to Scotland and highly recommend them to others.

Michael Martin September 2022

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Words can not describe how amazing this trip was. Graeme and the rest of the team took what would have been a good trip and made it fantastic! Graeme's attention to every detail of golf, transportation, dinner reservations and their insights to get the most out of the experience is what made the difference. 100% spot-on on every aspect of this trip. I can't wait to go back and wouldn't think of going without Graeme there to lead us the way. BRAVO guys, BRAVO! (insert golf clap here).

Brett Beckman September 2022

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Wonderful experience working with St Andrews Golf travel to attend 150th Open. With Covid interruption I worked with Graeme over 3 years setting this trip up. He was always responsive to my questions and helpful in making our trip low stress and enjoyable. I was initially concerned sending large amounts of money overseas to a company I’d never heard of before, but I can assure you are in good hands. For example, with Covid and delays their costs went up but they honored our original price from 2019. I would use them again in heart beat for any golf trip to Ireland or Scotland.

Kerry Ross August 2022

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Graeme went above and beyond to make our trip a success. We like many others were victims of the Covid trip reschedule. He set our week up to optimize our opportunities in the lottery for the Old Course and when that failed had an open date for Thursday with the greatest number of potential walk up slots. We were successful after getting up at 2 am to get in line but we’re still 30 people deep on the list. He rescheduled restaurants and tours through the week as we needed a few times as well. Our favorite courses other than the Old Course were Kingsbarns and Royal Dornoch. Whatever your particular desires Graeme will go out of his way to make them possible. I can’t recommend them more highly.
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