The MacKenzie and Ebert-revamped Turnberry Ailsa course is spectacular in many ways, with the three-hole stretch at the 9th to the 11th able to stand with any three-hole stretch in the game.
Well it seems President Donald Trump’s July visit—his first since the revamp—prompted some notes. Specifically, making the 9th and 11th greens more receptive. The Daily Record’s Stuart Wilson reports on the Presidential tweaks at 9 and 11:
Turnberry members have been told the 11th, where the most extensive work will take place, could be out of action for up to three months.
The President’s son, Eric, told the Ayrshire Post this week: “We will always look to tweak and make things better where we can.
“This is part of the natural bedding -in process of a new course and we’re making the changes in line with the R&A.
“We want every hole to be perfect and if that means making a few changes like this, we’ll do it.”
I’m curious how much input the R&A has had on any post-reconstruction tweaks. Turnberry is not scheduled to host any R&A events at present.