This piece of land with the Ailsa Golf Course inspired local Scots to play the game. Imagine rolling hills, sandy dunes and a breeze from the Ayrshire coast, this this the character of Turnberry’s Ailsa, which needed no designer only nature to manicure the landscape. The duel between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson during the Open 1977 highlighted Turnberry’s claim to be among the best of the links courses. Length is not everything. A true seaside course requires imagination, a golfer who can work the ball both ways and a deadly short game. Age is only a number on a wonderful course such as the Ailsa.