Turnberry’s iconic lighthouse has won the ‘World’s Best Halfway House’ award at the 2020 World Golf Awards.
The restaurant and bar, King of Scots – situated between the 9th and 10th holes of Turnberry’s Ailsa and King Robert The Bruce courses – landed the coveted title at the ceremony hosted at the Park Hyatt in Dubai.
Launched in 2014, the World Golf Awards have quickly risen to be regarded as one of the most prestigious awards programmes in the golf tourism industry. But Turnberry is the first to win this inaugural award, which honours the most outstanding mid-round refreshment locations.
Standing at 24 metres tall, the Turnberry Lighthouse has marked the stretch of Ayrshire coastline for almost 150 year since it was built in 1873 and has become a halfway house unlike any other since 2016.
It is now a memorable spot to take stock with a drink and a light bite in a fabulous setting. It is a structure steeped in history as the foundations stand in what was the moat of Turnberry Castle, thought to be the birthplace of Robert the Bruce in 1274.