Donald Trump Wins Again! Turnberry Is Our Number 1 Golf Course

Our new Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings are out - guess who has won again!

Donald Trump Wins Again! Turnberry Is Our Number 1 Golf Course
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The new issue of Golf Monthly is on sale from Thursday 24th November and contains our new Top 100 UK & Ireland Course rankings - the only place to see the entire Top 100 and Next 100 rankings is in print with it not being available online until December 7th

Donald Trump Wins Again! Turnberry Is Our Number 1 Golf Course

Golf Monthly’s new Top 100 course rankings for the UK & Ireland hit the newsstands tomorrow - Thursday November 24 - and they will reveal that President Elect, Donald Trump, has capped an incredible year with the Ailsa Course at his Trump Turnberry Resort climbing three places to top spot.

Check out our latest Trump Turnberry Ailsa Course Review

Donald Trump Opens His New Golf Course At Turnberry

Mr Trump arrived to officially open the Turnberry golf resort that had undergone an eight month refurbishment in June 2016 (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The biennial rankings show that the revamped Ayrshire course has taken pole position following its dramatic upgrade. Contributing editor Jeremy Ellwood played the course immediately following its makeover.

Jeremy describes Turnberry “When the course re-opened this summer it was to widespread acclaim, and indeed, wonder. Martin Ebert’s design mind and handiwork have finally allowed the Ailsa to take full advantage of the wonderful Ayrshire canvas on which it is painted. It is quite simply a masterpiece.”

Ailsa Course Trump Turnberry

The par 4, 18th hole of the Ailsa Course at the Trump Turnberry Resort with the hotel in the background. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Ricky Hall, director of golf at Trump Turnberry, says, “The Ailsa has always been steeped in golfing history, but now it’s a modern golfing marvel. The transformation of the course has utilised its dramatic coastline and beachscape and it now offers an unrivalled golfing experience. Such a stunning stretch of seaside holes must be unmatched in the golfing world. We feel very honoured that the course has made it to the top spot in the new Golf Monthly rankings.”

Trump Turnberry

A view as the sun sets of the re-designed green on the new 248-yards par-3, 9th hole of the Ailsa Course at the Trump Turnberry Resort  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The full listings of both the UK & Ireland Top 100 Courses and Next 100 courses  receive in-depth coverage in the January issue of Golf Monthly, which is on general sale from November 24th.

January 2017 Cover

A full 36 pages are devoted to the rankings which, following the comprehensive review process, see six courses making the leap from the Next 100 into the Top 100.

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On the back of this, no fewer than a dozen courses have made it into the Next 100 for the very first time.

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Full details will be loaded onto the Golf Monthly website at - from December 7 which is the date when GM Editor Michael Harris will be hosting a Facebook live broadcast and a Golf Monthly Forum Q&A session with course ranking specialists Jeremy Ellwood and Rob Smith.

Thomas Patrick Clarke
Sports Digital Editor

Tom Clarke joined Golf Monthly as a sub editor in 2009 being promoted to content editor in 2012 and then senior content editor in 2014, before becoming Sports Digital Editor for the Sport Vertical within Future in 2022. Tom currently looks after all the digital products that Golf Monthly produce including Strategy and Content Planning for the website and social media - Tom also assists the Cycling, Football, Rugby and Marine titles at Future. Tom plays off 16 and lists Augusta National (name drop), Old Head and Le Touessrok as the favourite courses he has played. Tom is an avid viewer of all golf content with a particularly in depth knowledge of the pro tour.