The Ailsa course at Turnberry is another great Scottish links course with plenty of Ocean winds to make your round an adventure. Turnberry is not the longest course, checking in at Par 70, 7204 yes, but it is still quite a formidable challenge. Turnberry originally opened in 1901 and was designed by Willie Fernie. It was pressed into service as a military airfield during both World Wars, and some scars from the concrete runways are still discernible on the modern course. The Ailsa course has hosted 4 Opens. 1977, when Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus fought right down to the wire with Jack sinking a birdie putt from the edge of the green on the 72nd hole. Watson’s birdie putt was from much closer range and gave him the victory. In 1986, the Shark won the tournament, but the real conqueror was the weather. Norman’s winning score was 12 strokes than Watson’s in ’77. In 1994 Nick Price took home the prize, and tied Watson’s course record. Watson was once more the story at Turnberry in 2009 when, at age 59, he came within a whisker of winning his 6th Open title; falling to Stewart Cink in a 4 hole playoff.