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Donald Trump handicap looms over reborn Turnberry

The US billionaire’s political exploits have complicated the reopening of his golf course in Ayrshire, which has undergone a £200m transformation

Where the ninth green and the 10th tee meet on the Ailsa golf course in Turnberry, on the south Ayrshire coast, is one of the most stunning vistas anywhere on the planet where this old game is played.

Rising from the rough grass on this clifftop is a white Victorian lighthouse, the landmark that lends this golf course its most enduring characteristic. Built in 1873, it stands as a memorial to the remains of the 13th-century castle of Robert the Bruce, Scotland’s greatest king. But for how much longer?

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