South Ayrshire

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Will newcomers complain about the changes made to the historic Turnberry hotel under Donald Trump's watch? No. Jason Scott Deegan has more from South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Royal Troon Golf Club, a 7,202-yard par-71 course dating to 1878, will host its ninth Open Championship in 2016. Royal Troon features the "Postage Stamp" hole -- the iconic, pint-sized, par-3 eighth -- but the closing stretch is among the toughest in golf. It's here that Open Championships are won and lost. When the wind blows off the Firth, there is no tougher closing championship test.
The Old Course might be the birthplace of golf, but the birthplace of The Open is Prestwick Golf Club in South Ayshire, Scotland.
If you polled the lucky few who have played all nine Open Championship venues, it's likely the Ailsa Course at Turnberry Resort would end up as the favorite links. Few courses can match wits with the Ailsa's magical combination of scenery and tournament lore of four Opens.
One of the world's great links -- the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire, Scotland -- has emerged from an eight-month renovation better than ever.
Fans of British Open history and scholarly disciples of Romantic poetry alike will find their own song along the southwest coast of Ayrshire in Scotland. Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick next door anchor this region for traveling golfers, but there are plenty other links worth visiting while you're here -- enough for a week or more.
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