Trump's dream comes alive

Donald Trump bought over the Turnberry Resort in 2014 and now, a year on, the plans for the Iconic Course are revealed. Across the course, the yardage from the championship tees will be stretched by around 150 yards to 7,357 yards. In total, five new holes will be created at the 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 14th while "sympathetic" alterations will be made to all other holes including new tees, new greens and the reshaping and re-positioning of a number of bunkers. The iconic lighthouse will be renovated and used as a halfway house, providing a breathtaking and unique resting point to re-charge the batteries before taking on the final 9 holes.

Mackenzie & Ebert are the golf course architects working with Donald Trump and the R&A on this massive project. The director, Martin Ebert said "The key is to make these changes blend in and make it look like they have been here for years". As you can see from the video clip, these alterations have been brought to life through our FLYthru technology produced, I am proud to say, by us at Strokesport. We have also created additional FLYthrus of some of the individual proposed hole changes for you to enjoy.

The icing on the cake for Mr Trump would be to bring The Open Championship back to Turnberry. The earliest an Open could be held at Turnberry again is probably 2020. The resort is due to close at the end of September and work will commence on the various alterations and additions. It is expected to re-open for business in June of 2016.


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