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For many people South Ayrshire in Scotland will be associated with poet Robert Burns, and for others it will bring back memories of family holidays by the sea. For those who love their golf however, it has an altogether different appeal, with names such as Troon, Prestwick, and Turnberry, all instantly familiar to fans of the game worldwide.

Set against the rugged coastline on the outer Firth of Clyde, Turnberry has a special resonance, having hosted the Open Championship four times, the last in 2009. A real golfing mecca for anyone serious about their game, there are numerous Turnberry hotels convenient for the resort.

The first Open Championship held at Turnberry was in 1977, won by Tom Watson after the famous 'Duel in the Sun' with Jack Niklaus. Widely considered the finest competition in living memory the event firmly established Turnberry on the world stage.

Remarkably, the last Open in 2009 was also contested by Tom Watson who, at the age of 59, lost out to fellow American Stewart Cink after a four hole play-off. The Open is held on the Ailsa Course and there is a further championship standard Kintyre Course as well as a nine-hole Arran Course, giving plenty of opportunities for keen golfers to sample some of the Turnberry magic.

With so much going for it in visitor sights, activities and attractions, South Ayrshire has a great many hotels. Some are the grand seafront hotels which have long offered guests that classic seaside experience, while others are small family run establishments where a comfortable bed and hearty breakfast form the start point for a reassuringly familiar holiday.

There are country hotels and modern hotels too, and really, for anyone passionate about a visit to Turnberry hotels of any description, anywhere in the area, will do just fine.