Trump Turnberry launches the new King Robert The Bruce Golf Course

Today, on the majestic Ayrshire coast, Eric F. Trump officially opened Trump Turnberry’s newest golf course, the magnificent King Robert the Bruce, in a Grand Opening Ceremony attended by a selection of VIP guests and members.


The iconic Turnberry Lighthouse sits atop the ruins of the 13th century castle of the King of Scotland, King Robert the Bruce, who was born on this sacred piece of land in July of 1274 and later confirmed Scotland’s independence in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Named after King Robert the Bruce, this new golf course has been designed by world-renowned architect, Martin Ebert, who was also responsible for the highly acclaimed changes to the Championship Ailsa Course. The Ailsa officially reopened in June 2016 and has received rave reviews and the highest of accolades.


Eric F. Trump, Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization, said:

“To know that the King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, was born here at Turnberry Castle is something we’re incredibly proud of; therefore, it made sense to name this new course after a legendary Scottish Warrior.


“Turnberry itself boasts an incredibly rich history – from the birthplace of King Robert the Bruce, to the building of our iconic lighthouse by the family of famed author Robert Louis Stevenson, in addition to playing an integral role with the Royal Air Force in both World Wars, Trump Turnberry continues to uphold an iconic legacy. The resort has also played host to four unforgettable Open Championships, with winners Tom Watson, Nick Price, Stewart Cink and Greg Norman, and a series of other memorable tournaments, including the Women’s British Open and the Senior Open.


“There was no question that Martin Ebert was the right person to re-design the amazing King Robert the Bruce. Martin is an exceptional architect with tremendous vision. The final product will be a course which, similar to its famous counterpart, will sit among the ranks of the top courses anywhere in the world.”

King Robert the Bruce will provide visitors of Trump Turnberry with another exceptional golfing experience, complementing the iconic and newly transformed Ailsa Course, at one of the world’s most iconic golf destinations.


Martin Ebert commented:

“Once again, it’s been an honour for Mackenzie & Ebert to work alongside The Trump Organization to create what will certainly be one of the top courses in Scotland and the UK.


“The location of the links at Turnberry, right on such a tremendously rugged coastline, really elevates the playing experience for the golfer and heightens the challenges laid out in front of them.


“As well as creating some spectacular golf holes, we’ve also introduced an ecologically diverse wetland area between the 5th and 13th holes which will become a haven for wildlife as it matures. The wetland will also provide a beautiful visual feature as well as offering a strategic playing challenge for both holes.”


A series of key features are evident throughout the new course. The par 5 1st hole has a split fairway for the second shot divided by central bunkers, with fairway bunkers distinctive with marram grass eyebrows, which will contrast with the manicured perfection of the revetted greenside bunkers found throughout the course.


At the far end of King Robert the Bruce, atop Bain’s Hill, golfers will enjoy a stunning coastal stretch of holes, which provide extraordinary panoramic vistas of Turnberry, Ailsa Craig, Ayrshire, Arran, Mull of Kintyre and beyond. The approach shot to the 9th green is awe-inspiring with the green perched high above the waves crashing onto the rocky coastline.


Completely new golf holes have been created at the 8th and 11th holes, transforming them both into exceptional par 5s with an unforgettable backdrop out to sea. The 11th tee shot now has the famous Turnberry Lighthouse as its focus.


The 18th hole is also a par 5 with a well-protected green and approach. With its location beside the clubhouse, golfers enjoying the hospitality of the Duel in the Sun restaurant now have unrivalled views of this closing hole and will be able to appreciate the outstanding design as players take their final shots.


Trump Turnberry is one of the world’s finest golf and spa resorts. A range of experiences are available for guests, including exhilarating outdoor pursuits within the onsite Turnberry Adventures facility and The Spa at Turnberry. The resort is a convenient 25 miles (20 minutes) from Glasgow Prestwick Airport, 55 miles (one hour) from Glasgow Airport and 100 miles (one hour and thirty minutes) from Edinburgh Airport.


Non-resident green fees for King Robert the Bruce start at £120 per person during the summer months.


For more information, visit or telephone: 01655 333991.



Discover some of Scotland’s Best Hotel Cheese Boards

International and UK guests are often surprised (and delighted) by the number of Scottish cheeses available on the cheese boards at the Luxury Scotland restaurants and hotels. They expect to find mostly French and English cheese not realising that in Scotland, cheese lovers are spoilt for choice. Here is an opportunity to discover some of Scotland’s best hotel cheese boards

Scotland produces some of the world’s finest soft and hard cheeses from cows, goats and ewes. Many of the local cheesemakers welcome visitors and cherish the opportunity to educate them. Very often they are part of a family making cheese for generations. It’s a skill passed on from parents to children, their family history intertwined with the history of cheese production in Scotland.

Diners can enjoy exceptional cheese boards at all the Luxury Scotland hotels.  As well as supporting local producers, choosing Scottish cheeses reduced food miles and carbon emissions which reflects the ideals of many of today’s travellers . We have chosen a selection of Luxury Scotland hotel cheese boards which feature some of Scotland’s delicious artisan cheeses as well as some classic European flavours.

The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Aberdeen




Inver Lodge Hotel & Chez Roux, Sutherland

The scrumptious cheeses you will find on Inver Lodge Hotel & Chez Roux’s cheese board are French and Scottish:

Bleu d’Auvergne: Blue cheese with soft texture from Auvergne ( A.O.C. Auvergne 1975) made from unpasteurized cow’s milk.

Livarot: French soft cheese from the Region of Normandy ( A.O.C. 1975) made from cow’s milk.

Isle of Mull Cheddar Cheese: Scottish cheese with hard texture and very sharp flavours, made from unpasteurized cow’s milk.

Morbier: French Blue Cheese from the small village Morbier has a semi-soft texture and a strong aroma, made from cow’s milk.

Brie de Meaux: French soft cheese from the town Meaux in the French Brie Region (A.O.C. 1980), made with cow’s milk.



Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow

One Devonshire Gardens sources cheese through George Mewes, a renowned Glasgow based cheesemonger who often brings some of the fresh, rarest and most interesting cheeses available to the restaurant at One Devonshire Gardens. Their selection varies from French, Italian, Spanish, Scottish and English. They are delicious.


Cromlix, Perthshire

Chez Roux’s restaurants in Scotland are all about showcasing the best of local produce without forgetting their French origin. You will find both French and Scottish cheeses on the cheese board of all Chez Roux restaurants. At Cromlix, there is also a new cheese available, which has just been launched in Comrie. The cheese is called The Strathern and is produced by the Strathearn Cheese Co
(Strathern cheese is the third one in on the left hand side in the picture).



The Torridon Hotel, Wester-Ross

Having enjoyed the first four courses of your meal at The Torridon created by Chef Bruno’s two rosette kitchen, you could be faced with one of the most difficult decisions of the day: will it be one of pastry chef Emma’s wonderful desserts or a Torridon’s selection of gourmet cheeses? We don’t want to influence you, but the Torridon cheese experience is not to be missed!

At The Torridon you will receive a selection of five cheeses and accompaniments from their inspired larder which might include Clava Brie, Cerney ash, Isle of ewe cheddar, Lincolnshire poacher, Blue murder, Spiced pear and saffron chutney, Oat cakes, Black sesame crackers, Poppy Seed lavash and Truffle honey

If there is any particular cheese you would like to try during your visit to The Torridon, let them know in advance and they will source it for you.



Kinloch Lodge Hotel, Isle of Skye

Prepare to be surprised by Kinloch Lodge Hotel’s cheeses. Their cheese board comprises of top French and Scottish quality cheeses.
Looking at the picture and going clockwise is you find:
Epoisse, Brie de Meaux, Camembert Le Rustique, Petit Livarot and Roquefot

And the Scottish from top, going clockwise is:
Lanarkshire Blue, Morangie Brie, Strathdon Blue, Blairliath Tain Cheddar, Isle of Mull Cheddar, Orkney Light Smoked Cheddar

These are some of the best cheeses you are ever likely to eat!

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Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux, by Muirfield Golf Course

Another award-winning Chez Roux restaurant showcasing both of the best Scottish and French cheeses.  See a description of the cheeses and their names below.



Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux, Inverness

From left to right:

Manchego – Takes its name from the dry plateau of La Mancha, south of Madrid.  Made from sheep’s milk and is aged between 60 days and 2 years. Firm and buttery with herbal notes.

Northumberland Nettle – A soft, smooth, creamy cheese made in England. During the process nettle leaves are added to make the resulting cheese sweeter with a tangy aftertaste.

Cuddy’s Cave – Also from Northumberland, England. Named after the local cave, where it is said St. Cuthberts body was hidden to escape the Viking invasion. It is made with only summer milk and aged for 2-5 months.

Isle of Mull Cheddar – A hard, crumbly cheese with garlic and onion notes. Made in Scotland from unpasteurised cow’s milk. One of Chef Roux’s favourites, so is used in the Souffle Suissesse in all of the Scottish properties.

Stilton – Named after the place from which it was made famous, rather than where it was originally made. Rich, spicy butter tastes with hints of cocoa on the finish and sometimes (depending on the maker) a touch of walnuts.

Blue Murder – Made in Tain, Scotland. Just north of Inverness where our hotel is situated. It has a soft and creamy texture with a mild yet spicy taste. It is the only blue cheese in the world finished in a cubed shape.

Reblochon – Was first produced in the Thones and Arly valleys, in the Savoy region of France. It is said that in the 13th century farmers would only ‘half’ milk their cows. The other ‘half’ would be used to produce this soft, very strong, herbal and nutty cheese. This helped farmers avoid a larger tax bill from landowners.

Brie de Meaux – Nicknamed ‘King of Bries’ due to it’s popularity worldwide. Produced north of Paris in the ‘Brie region’ of France. Soft cheese with a white unpressed rind. Famous for it’s strong herbal flavours.




The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Scottish Borders

We thank Roxy the Roxburghe Hotel’s teddy bear for introducing the hotel’s cheese board to us!

On the left slate you will find:

Delicade cremiere, Paddys milestone, Goldeb cross, Epoisse

On the right slate:  Eildon blue, Isle of mull cheddar, Chevington, Cornish Yarg




Crossbasket Castle, near Glasgow

The 5 cheeses in the back row from left to right are:

Lanark Blue, Fourme D’Aumbert, Bonnet, Gran Jura, Lincolnshire Poacher

The 2 in the middle row are:

Ragstone then Petit Langlees

The 4 in the front row are:

Ailsa Craig, Tunworth, Epoisse and finally Isle of Mull



Luxury Scotland Newsletter – June 2017


Video delivers an exciting travel experience and at Luxury Scotland we are collecting and creating some stunning videos which help convey the splendour and beauty of Scotland and our member hotels.

I hope this month’s selection will whet your appetite for a short break or a vacation here is Scotland. With the summer months just a few weeks away golf is the focus of several special offers from our Luxury Scotland hotels. Greywalls can arrange golf on the famous Muirfield course. You can enjoy championship golf and gourmet dining at Roxburghe Hotel.

And, if links golf is your preference, you can enjoy three of Scotland’s famous courses with Lochgreen’s ‘Stay & Play’ package.

Whatever you do, enjoy Luxury Scotland and the month of June.

Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.

Crinan Hotel

Stunning sequence of aerial shots captures the magic and serenity of Crinan Hotel and the wonderful landscapes to be explored around the Crinan Canal.

Airds Hotel

Mouthwatering video clips of the gourmet experience that is Airds Hotel. Castles, walks, luxury accommodation and afternoon tea in the perfect setting at Port Appin.

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

A majestic 19th century castle perched on a lochside setting. One of Scotland’s finest country hotels with sumptuous intesriors and award winning cuisine.

Glencoe House

The Bell Tower Suite is the latest in several fabulous additions to the wonderful all suites accommodation at this amazing mansion house over looking Loch Leven in Glencoe.

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

An introduction to the luxury rooftop pool and spa, fine dining, amazing guest rooms and historic location that is Edinburgh Sheraton Grand & Spa.

The Gleneagles Hotel

An evocative sequence reflecting the detail and preparation at Gleneagles hotel that insures the very best of hospitality and a wonderful Luxury Scotland experience.

Don’t miss the latest online VIDEO posts on Luxury Scotland’s Facebook channel



Luxury Scotland Brochure


Packed with new content, the 2017 Brochure showcases our 29 members in style.

New photographs, an illustrious forward, our iconic map and articles on the North Coast 500 and the rise of Scotland’s artisan gin distilleries all provide a fresh overview of Scotland’s best hotels and luxury destinations.

To ensure you have instant access to this 25th anniversary edition we have created an online virtual brochure for you to enjoy at your leisure.