• Both the Ailsa course and hotel are closed for nine months
• Tee times still available to play the Kintyre course
Trump Turnberry has officially closed the doors to its hotel building and Ailsa course as the Trump Organisation starts its £200m renovation of the resort.
The highly anticipated upgrade of the historic 1906 hotel includes a complete renovation, restoration and remodelling of all guestrooms, suites, corridors, restaurants and public spaces, as well as the addition of a 500-person grand ballroom.
Changes to the Ailsa Championship course are also underway, starting with the dramatic renovation of the ninth hole into what is anticipated to be one of the greatest par-3s anywhere the world.
"Trump Turnberry will be the most luxurious hotel anywhere in the UK and beyond" - Eric Trump
“My father and I have assembled a world-class team consisting of the best architects, contractors and restoration specialists,” said Eric Trump, executive vice-president of development and acquisitions for the Trump Organisation. “When completed, Trump Turnberry will be the most luxurious hotel anywhere in the UK and beyond. Having already completed vast renovations to the magnificent golf clubhouse and select public areas, we are thrilled to move into the second phase of our major renovation.”
Trump Turnberry is working with Fife-based project management company, Hardies, and has appointed ISG PLC, one of the most prestigious contractors in the UK, to carry out the renovation. ISG has an impressive track record and was carefully selected by the Trump Organisation from a record number of bidders.
The Turnberry Lighthouse will also undergo dramatic and exciting changes with the creation of the highly anticipated Presidential Suite, which will provide stunning views of Ailsa Craig and the Firth of Clyde. The brand new halfway house, located within the lighthouse, is said to become the most iconic in all of golf upon its completion.
Throughout the nine-month renovation, the brand new world-class golf clubhouse, unveiled in June 2015, is open for business along with the Trump Villas and the Spa at Turnberry. The resort is expected to reopen in full in June 2016 and, in the meantime, tee times are available to members and guests on the Kintyre.
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