Top 10 Hotels for British Open Golf Championship

With the 138th Open Golf Championship beginning in Turnberry, Scotland on July 16, we take a look at 10 of the best hotels in the area.

1. Turnberry Resort

Maiden's Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire KA26 9LT

Phone: (44) 1655 331000

5-stars

This year's Open Golf Tournament will be held at the Turnberry Resort, offering guests immediate access to the course. In existence for more than 100 years, Turnberry's guest suites have been recently renovated. From the hotel guests have views of a lighthouse, The Isle of Arran and Aisla Craig, a dome of granite rising from the sea.

The resort itself offers a variety of outdoor activities such as archery, mountain-biking and clay pigeon shooting as well as a spa with a plethora of massages, wraps and other body treatments. For guests not wishing to stray too far, the resort also offers a bar and restaurant with a tea room soon to be opened. Local attractions include Calzean Castle, Dean Castle Country Park and the Rozelle House Galleries.

Guests can even save up to 20 percent when booking a 3-night stay or 30 percent when booking for 5 nights. Alternatively receive a complementary additional nights stay when booking for two nights, or two additional nights when booking for 4 nights.

2. Turnberry Links Estate

Mylton Wynd, Turnberry, Ayrshire & Arran, KA26 9LG

Phone: (44) 845 331 3585 Fax: (44) 845 331 3586

4-stars

Guests will be within walking distance from the Open's action. Situated on the coastline, the apartments are conveniently located close to a number of golf courses including Ailsa, Kintyre and Royal Troon in addition to outdoor activities such as salmon fishing and riding trails.

The apartments themselves come fully equipped, expertly finished and come with private balconies offering coastal views. Guests also have to option to purchase day passes for the pool and spa at the nearby Turnberry Hotel. A number of historical sites are in the immediate vicinity including Culzean Castle and the Robert Burns National Heritage Park. Alternatively guests can shop in the nearby villages or take the 45-minute drive to Glasgow.

3. Western House Hotel

2 Craigie Road, Ayr, KA8 0HA

Phone: (44) 8700 555 510 Fax: (44) 870 555 515

13.37 mi / 21.52 km from Turnberry

4-stars Adjacent to Scotland's premier race course and only five minutes to the center of Ayr, the Western House Hotel boasts a range of beautiful and luxurious rooms. Guests can dine in the hotel's renowned Jockey Club Restaurant or relax in the bar and lounge.

The rooms themselves are of the highest specification and offer satellite television, tea/coffee and decor designed by some of Scotland's top interior designers. Despite being close to Prestwick Airport, the hotel has a feel of tranquillity and comfort, and has won a number of awards including Hotel of the Year and Customer Care Hotel of the Year.

4. Barceló Premium Troon Marine Hotel

8 Crosbie Road, Troon, KA10 6HE

Phone: (44) 1292 314444 Fax: (44) 1292 316922

16.63 mi / 26.76 km from Turnberry

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