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Royal Troon Old

Though a relative latecomer to the Open Championship circuit, Troon has hosted the famous championship seven times. The aura of history at Troon is matched by its list of champions — Bobby Locke, Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Tom Watson and Mark Calcavecchia - each one a legend and a worthy match for this superb venue.

A classic links course in every respect, the golfer is eased into the challenge with each hole appearing to get progressively tougher. Narrow fairways lined with trouble make tee shots critical, its bunkers are punishing and Troon's small greens require touch and imagination. Running straight out and back along the coast, Troon often changes dramatically from front nine to back. 

Though boasting many superb holes, there can be little argument about Troon's most famous hole. At 126 yards, the par 3 eighth "The Postage Stamp" may be the shortest hole in British Open golf but it has certainly notched up its fair share of victims.

The severely trapped green is conducive to the golfing equivalent of Ping-Pong and has borne witness to a triple bogey by Tiger Woods in 1997 and an amazing 15 by a certain Open contender in 1950. 

A 'must have' course on any itineray to the west coast of Scotland, the Royal Troon Old Course will satisfy even the most picky golfer.

Technical data

Founded
1878
Type
Links
Architect
George Strath
Holes
18
Par
71
Length back
7,175
Length mid
6,641
Length front
6,201
Length ladies
5,135

Facilities

Fife

St. Andrews Old, Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Kingsbarns, Crail, Fairmont Torrence

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Ayrshire

Turnberry, Preswick, Machrihanish Dunes, Royal Troon, Western Gailes, Dundonald Links

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East Lothian

Muirfield, Gullane, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Haddington, Dunbar, Cragielaw, Longniddry

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Highlands

Trump International, Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Cruden Bay, Royal Aberdeen, Nairn, Boat of Garten

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