Royal Troon will host The Open this year for the ninth time.
One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. With the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom, accurate shot making is essential. Players should make their scores on the outward nine, as the prevailing north westerly wind can make the back nine extremely difficult.
The host of the Open Championship on eight occasions and amongst the winners here are some of the all time greats of golf such as Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. Royal Troon is one of the old, traditional links courses, where time has seemingly stopped, or is barely edging forward.
Nevertheless, Troon is a popular destination for visitors, ideally located on the Ayrshire coast and the par 3 eighth, the Postage Stamp, is one of the most recognisable holes in the world.
Course Information and Facilities
CRAIGEND ROAD, TROON, AYRSHIRE, KA10 6EP, SCOTLAND
Bar and Restaurant
Has hosted the Open on eight occasions. Hosted the British Seniors Championship in 2008 and has hosted the Amateur Championship on 5 occasions.
Driving Range, putting green and short game facilities
Guest Locker Rooms: