Starwood Hotel and Timeshare Resort Selling Famed Turnberry Golf Resort

When the 2009 British Open is played at Turnberry Golf Course, it will no longer be a Westin resort property under the ownership of Starwood Hotel and Timeshare Resorts.

Starwood has announced that they are selling the resort, which include the 219-room luxury five-star hotel. A spokesperson for the Starwood Hotel and Timeshare Resorts said in an interview earlier this month, “In line with Starwood’s asset strategy, the Westin Turnberry Resort, Aryshire, has taken the decision to resource an investment partner to realize the development potential of the resort, where there are 300 acres of undeveloped land.”

…hmmmm…300 acres could mean a lot of space for a timeshare resort and fractional ownership property.

Hotels Magazine quoted legendary European Tour golfer, Colin Montgomerie as describing Turnberry golf course as, “one of the best in the world”.

The links at Turnberry have been the site of three previous British Open tournaments: 1994, when Nick Price won there; 1986 when Greg Norman took home the Claret Jug, and in 1977 when Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus battled in the legendary Duel in the Sun, in which Watson eventually claimed the win.

PGA Tour winner Bobby Cole says, “The weather that year during the 1977 Open was atypically mild for a British Open. Watson and Nicklaus were so far ahead of the rest of us in the fourth round, that it was as if they played their own tournament and the rest of us were only playing for third place. The Americans played very well that year. Tommy Horton, a British golfer was the only person to finish in the top twelve spots who wasn’t an American.”

Bobby Cole, who has worn our logo at Sell My Timeshare NOW, when he competes, finished T15 in the 1977 Open at Turnberry.

Starwood Hotels are looking for an outside investor to buy the property and fund a multimillion pound development program, with an asking price of £100 million (GBP), which is more than 200 million US dollars.

I’m just wondering if the new owners can have a timeshare resort completed at Turnberry in time for the 2009 Open.

Just an afterthought: Isn’t it a strange irony that the same time the Turnberry Golf Resort was going on the market for hundreds of millions, Xbox was making the Turnberry Golf Resort a free download for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. It seems that gamers were complaining they didn’t want to give up Microsoft Points in order to get it.

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And here’s one of the most charming YouTube videos about the British Open, Nike’s own special version of Tiger Woods wining at St. Andrews.