Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland

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Golf - Ailsa Course - Hole 17 Perfect Play

Ailsa Championship Course

Hole 17 - Perfect Play Explained

017 Ailsa

A good drive up the left hand side of the par 5 hole is required from the tee. A well placed bunker is waiting to gather any tee shots that lean right. Only the largest of drives will offer the opportunity to go for this green in two shots and the strength of the prevailing wind, which will be into your face, will definitely be a factor. If you do go for the green in two shots you must be supremely accurate as two extremely severe pot bunkers lie some 40 yards from the putting surface offering no real chance of even making the green. Another four bunkers, two right, one left and one short strongly guard the green itself. If you can’t reach the green in two then a sensible shot to play would be a mid iron shot keeping it short of the fairway bunker that lies 100 yards from the centre of the green at the foot of the hill. The green itself slopes from back to front with more subtle slopes both left and right. There can be some difficult pin positions on this green which can lead to missed birdie chances.