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Royal Troon Golf Club

One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability

Royal Troon Golf Club

This prestigious club came into being in 1878, when twenty-three members from Prestwick went their own way and built this splendid links course. Today it is one of the great Open venues, having last hosted the event in 2016. It is favoured for its quirky greens and long holes that can make for low scoring or quite the opposite! Royal Troon has the shortest hole of all the Open venues: the 126-yard eighth hole - called ‘the Postage Stamp’ because of its tiny green. Miss a green at Troon and, quite simply, you drop a shot. Troon is surely one of the world’s great golfing shrines.


Caddies available: Yes (Request in advance through Links Golf)

Pullcarts available: Yes

Practice facilities: Practice area 1/2 mile from 1st tee. Putting green

Electric buggies available: Not available

Dress code: No denim, collarless shirts or sports/training shoes. No waterproofs or headware in the clubhouse. Smoke Room - jacket and tie required.

Location: View location map