THE iconic Ailsa golf course at Trump Turnberry has picked up yet another award in its proud history.

The Open course has been voted the best in the UK by readers and editorial staff of golfing publication, Golf World.

The award has been revealed as part of their annual top 100 courses list.

Turnberry’s landmark Ayrshire links course topped the list which was assembled by the judging panel of editors, golf course architects, tour professionals and well-travelled readers.

The South Ayrshire facility moved up two places from last year’s listings, as they claimed the top prize with an average score of 90.6.

They also commended Turnberry for its continued investment into their championship course.

Ricky Hall, director of golf at Trump Turnberry, said: “At Turnberry, we ensure that our passion and love for the sport is at the heart of everything we do, so to be recognised by Golf World is an incredible achievement for us.

“The Ailsa has always been widely acknowledged as one of golf’s most iconic courses.

“When it came to its redevelopment, we did everything we could to create an enjoyable and memorable golfing experience.

“To be considered the best course in the UK following our hard work over the past few years to improve our offering is a huge honour.”

The judges of the competition also praised Turnberry and architect Martin Ebert for the various improvements over the last few years.

Nick Wright, editor of Golf World, said: “The battle for supremacy in the upper echelons of the Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses: GB&I gets tougher every year as the standard continues to improve.

“Martin Ebert’s astute redesign, which restored many of the Ailsa’s original architectural features, transformed an already magnificent course into an outstanding one.”

He added: “There are now no weak holes and the stretch around the ocean has been improved immeasurably to provide an unforgettable playing experience.”


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