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


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


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

4-stars Overlooking the 18th hole of the Royal Troon golf course, the Barceló Premium Troon Marine Hotel was recently renovated to offer luxury on the Scottish coastline. Located close to the Prestwick Airport and only a half hour drive to Glasgow, the hotel boasts comfortable rooms, many with sea views.

Guests can dine at the hotel's Fairway Restaurant which overlooks the golf course, or to relax at the Arran Lounge. Guests seeking a relaxing break can take advantage of the full-service spa, beauty salon or sauna. Other facilities include a gym, squash courts and indoor pool. 5. The Old Racecourse Hotel

2 Victoria Park, Ayr, KA7 2TR

Phone: (44) 1292 262 873

12.09 mi / 19.46 km from Turnberry


Located five minutes from Ayr town centre, the Old Racecourse Hotel is near Ayr Beach, Ayr Pavilion, and Wellington Square. The hotel boasts warm and comfortable rooms as well as a busy bar that entices both guests and locals alike. Guests have access to complementary wireless Internet and private gardens. The town of Ayr also offers a variety of bars and restaurants in addition to having a market and shopping area.

6. Express by Holiday Inn Ayr

Wheatpark Place, Ayr, KA8 9RT1

Phone: (44) 1292 272300 Fax: (44) 1292 272315

14.73 mi / 23.70 km from Turnberry

3-stars The Express by Holiday Inn Ayr offers comfortable rooms with modern designs and amenities including wireless and high speed Internet, dry cleaning and complimentary breakfast. Guestrooms have satellite television and tea/coffee makers. Guests can dine at the Great Room Restaurant within the hotel which offers dinner and breakfast daily. Close to Ayr Racecourse and Burns Cottage, the hotel is also within walking distance of the town center. 7. The Ivy Rooms

11 Miller Rd, Ayr, KA7 2AX

Phone: (44) 1292 262474 Fax: (44) 1292 260 863

12.62 mi / 20.31 km from Turnberry

Having just received a £500,000 makeover, the Ivy Rooms offer luxury at affordable prices. Situated near to Wellington Square, Auld Kirk, and Ayr Pavilion, the hotel boasts comfortable guest rooms, a bar/lounge and conference rooms. The guest rooms have satellite television, complimentary newspapers and tea/coffee. The hotel itself is just a two-minute walk from Ayr town center and close to the Turnberry, site of this year's Open tournament.

8. Ramada Ayr

Dalblair Road, Ayr, KA7 1UG

Phone: (44) 844 815 9005 Fax: (44) 150 644 5721

12.74 mi / 20.50 km from Turnberry


Close to over 20 golf courses, the Ramada Ayr is perfectly located close to Welington Square. The hotel offers its guests modern rooms complete with cable television and sea views.

Guests have access to the hotel's fitness facility, indoor pool and Sebastian Coe Health Club with sauna and full-service health spa. The on-site restaurant, the Arts Grill, serves an array of international dishes in beautiful surroundings. The hotel has also installed a golf simulator allowing guests to play at over 52 courses from five continents.

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9. Swallow Station Hotel

Burns Statue Square, Ayr, KA7 3AT

Phone: (44) 1292 263268

12.71 mi / 20.45 km from Turnberry


The Swallow Station Hotel is the oldest hotel in Ayr and overlooks the historical railway station. Its guestrooms offer comfort and simple luxury providing satellite television, high-speed internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also plays host to the Arran Restaurant which has views of Burns Statue Square as well the Gallery Lounge Bar and newly opened Trax Bar. Not far from over 200 golf courses, the hotel is also close to the beach, Rabbie Burns' Cottage and Ayr Race Course.

10. Savoy Park Hotel

16 Racecourses Road, Ayr, KA7 2UT

Phone: (44) 1292 266112

16.2 mi / 26.07 km from Turnberry


The Savoy Park Hotel's building dates back to the 19th century and offers its guests a luxurious hotel experience with complementary Internet and digital television in all the rooms. Guests can enjoy dining in the Oak Room Restaurant with meals from an impressive menu offering the latest Scottish fare and wines from around the world. The hotel also has a gym, sauna, swimming pool and steam room.