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Turnberry Kintyre Course

A links golf course which forms part of the Turnberry Resort in South Ayrshire, the Kintyre course lies furthest from the hotel between the A719 road and Turnberry Lighthouse. Now operated by the Turnberry Resort, it was designed by Willie Fernie (1857 - 1924) and opened in 1909 as the New or No. 2 course. It later became known as the Arran Course but was used as part of an air force station - RAF Turnberry - during both the First and Second World Wars and badly damaged. The Arran Course was re-established in the early 1950s to a design by Mackenzie Ross (1890 - 1974) but redesigned by English golf-course architect Donald Steel to create the Kintyre Course, which opened in 2001. The course is now a par 72 and extends to 6921 yards (6329m). A lesser proportion of the original course went to form a new Turnberry Arran Course.

The Kintyre Course staged the qualifiers for the Open Championship in 2004. The course is now owned by flamboyant American billionaire Donald Trump.


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