Turnberry Ailsa 18th

Ailsa 18th Strokesaver

Below is a view from the tee of the 461 yard, par four, 18th, Duel in the Sun. This is a dogleg left towards the side of the clubhouse and front of the hotel. The narrow strip of short grass is the line for the 18th fairway. The fairway to the left is the 18th on the Kintyre Course. Just right of the whin cuts the corner but there are bunkers about 265 yards off the tee that catch anything cutting the corner too much. This hole normally plays into the wind or right to left.


Most golfers play their tee shots to end up just short of the bunkers or to the right of the bunkers. This area leaves about 180 yards to the front of the green. Good conditions allow the longer hitters to play over this bunker to shorten the hole considerably. The left half of the green is well protected with a bunker, mounds and rough.


Below is a view from the back of the 18th green. Note the bunker mound with thick rough that discourages long irons from going at the pin when the hole is cut over that side.