Facilities at Westin Turnberry, Venue of the Open Championship

The Ailsa is one of three links golf courses that are part of the famed Westin Turnberry Resort situated on Scotland’s Atlantic coastline and if golf is your favoured past time, then look no further, as apart from the golf courses, one of Scotland’s favourite golfing sons, the indefatigable Colin Montgomerie, has a links golf academy there too!

The Golf Courses – Ailsa, Kintyre & Arran

The Ailsa has hosted the Open Championship on three previous occasions, but if championship courses are a bit overwhelming, then the less intimidating par 72 Kintyre Course, or the less challenging Arran Course may well suit better. All three courses have magnificent views across the ocean to the nearby mulls and in typical links fashion, many of the holes run adjacent to the sea and are at the mercy of the tempestuous sea winds and mists that roll in at times.

The Calming Atmosphere of the Spa

As with all reputable resorts in and around Europe, the five star Westin Turnberry has a glittering array of both indoor and outdoor facilities including an elegant spa where bone weary travellers and the less accomplished of golfers can rejuvenate their dwindling spirits with a range of treatments. There is a twenty metre swimming pool en site but if the chilly waters don’t entice then head for the sauna or the warmth of the spa itself.

Ideal for Dog Lovers

‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ may not quite be the right adage to use for the warm welcome our four-legged canine friends enjoy at Westin Turnberry. The owners have in fact gone right out of their way to make your dogs feel royally pampered, so much so, they even provide ‘Heavenly Dog Beds’ along with a whole range of free gifts for the hirsute boarders including:

  • A Welcome Kit containing a list of services available at the Concierge’s desk for your fury friend, waste bags (presumably for the doggie doo) and latex gloves that may make the ‘pick-up’ slightly more pleasant for you!
  • The Heavenly Dog Bed or a comfortable, outsized cushion for the weary woof
  • Custom made food and water bowls and a Westin Floor mat for those sullied paws
  • An ID tag for the wandering woof and a ‘Dog-in-Room’ sign for the less intrepid!