The Kintyre is missing something, and I can't think what it is. Turnberry as a venue is world class in all aspects. The condition of the Kintyre is certainly as good as the Ailsa. The staff are always friendly and helpful (the starter was telling us that 34 new bunkers are being added to the Ailsa in time for the 2009 Open). Some genuinly great holes.I loved the 1st, 4th, and 18th. The 8th I could take or leave. The scenery is breathtaking, and I left with a huge smile on my face... but something is missing with this course. My only guess is the exceptional nature of the Ailsa could take the shine off the Kintyre.
Date: October 19, 2005