Work starts on Turnberry golf resort

by Caroline Wilkinson | 09 Apr 2009

The £30m refurbishment of the 2009 Open Championship venue Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland, is underway.

The project, designed by Mary Fox Linton in consultation with Historic Scotland, is led by Dubai-based Leisurecorp – which recently bought the site's 113-room hotel and golf course. Half of the 1906 hotel will be refurbished during the first phase of the project and public spaces are being renovated back to their original vision by architect James Miller. Work was originally being undertaken by Miller Construction, but Leisurecorp recently replaced them with Interserve for unknown reasons. Consultancy Gleeds is the project's manager.

The hotel will be reopened in July 2009 ahead of the138th Open Championships as part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts' 69-strong luxury portfolio. So far the course has been host to three Open Championship competitions.

The £30m refurbishment of the 2009 Open Championship venue Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland, is underway. The project, designed by Mary Fox Linton in consultation with Historic Scotland, is led by Dubai-based Leisurecorp – which recently bought the site's 113-room hotel and golf course. Half of the 1906 hotel will be refurbished during the first phase of the project and public spaces are being renovated back to their original
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