Played the Ailsa twice last week. All my three visits to Turnberry have been in good weather - how lucky! The Ailsa's greens were not perfect (the practice putting green was terrible) but they were true and were probably still suffering from being cut so short during the Open last year. The Ailsa ranks alongside Birkdale as my favourite courses. The Ailsa is tough (without being silly), is great fun (even though there is only one par 5) and has surely the best views of any golf course in the world. Our group (4 single figure handicaps) struggled to get the ball out of the bunkers - some of them are nigh on impossible (I will never understand how Westwood reached the green from the bunker on 18). I can't wait to visit Turnberry again (even though it is scarily expensive).
Date: June 08, 2010