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July 11, 1274. King Robert the Bruce was born in Turnberry Castle. Now, 750 years later, his birth town’s famous golf resort is offering you the chance to celebrate in the best possible way.

The superlative Trump Turnberry is hosting something of a party for the former King of Scots, who reigned from 1306 until his death in 1329, over its King Robert the Bruce course.

For just £240 for a team of three, you and two friends can join the Stableford competition on Thursday July 11, 2024.

What better way to celebrate the birthday of a national hero?

To enter, visit the Trump Turnberry website and follow the instructions.

King Robert the Bruce course
The King Robert the Bruce course offers some stunning scenery, including this from the par-5 8th of the island of Ailsa Craig. (Credit: Getty Images)

About the King Robert the Bruce course

When the Trump Organisation announced plans to rip up the old Kintyre Course at Turnberry and, effectively, re-do it, it’s fair to say there was some concern. The Kintyre, after all, was a beloved track. Not on a par with the Ailsa but a formidable and fun challenge in its own right.

The concerns, as it turned out, were misplaced. In the King Robert The Bruce Course, the Ayrshire resort now has a course that is – as far as many are concerned – the equal of the Ailsa and worthy of staging the biggest championships.

Designed by Martin Ebert, the brains behind the reborn Ailsa, it occupies mostly the same footprint as the Kintyre but makes far better use of the land at its disposal.

In particular, the four completely new holes that have been introduced atop Bain’s Hill – in particular, the dramatic ninth – are as good a stretch of holes as you will find anywhere in Scotland.

It is, without much doubt, a modern masterpiece built on ancient and historic land. Stunning.

You can read our full review of the King Robert the Bruce course at Trump Turnberry in our travel section.

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