Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland

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Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 9LT, United Kingdom   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +44.165.533.1000  

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Kintyre Championship Golf Course

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Kintyre Championship Golf Course

 

Hole 1 of the Kintyre - Overview

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Hole 1 "Barley Rigs"

 

Par 5 | 547 Yards

The par 5 opening hole of the Kintyre championship golf course is a long dog-leg left. Its name refers to the adjacent barley fields planted after the Second World War.

The ideal tee shot should favour the left side of the fairway to avoid the bunkers on the right. A burn winds its way across the fairway in the second shot landing area; therefore, players may have to lay up short to avoid it. The green is surrounded by gorse and a large greenside bunker looms on the right.
 

Perfect Play - Hole 1

This picturesque short par 5 must be played strategically in my opinion. There is a temptation for the longer hitter to take on the hidden green from the tee but you need a lot of luck to avoid the thick rough and to find this small target.