Founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts Royal Troon Golf Club has outgrown its purely local reputation and is now known as one of the finest championship courses in the world.
As host to the Open Championship it is on the wish list of many visiting golfers and recently the club have recognised this and opened up tees times in April and October and on Sunday afternoons.
It now also offers single rounds as well as the composite ticket with the Portland course.
The course last hosted the Open in 2004 and in 2008 was the venue for the British Seniors and 2009 sees the return of the Scottish Amateur Championship to the course.
The facilities at Royal Troon have also undergone dramatic changes in the apst few years with new visitor facilities and pro shop being added onto the existing clubhouse building. Royal Troon now offers the history and heritage that you'd expect from such a venerable club with the comforst expected by the 21st Century golfing traveller.
The Old Course
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 Portland Course
Although a links course, the Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. The holes meander through terrain filled with gorse and broom and has a generous helping of Par 3's, five in all. This is tempered however, with four Par 5's, all of which are on the back nine.
The Craigend Course consists of nine par 3 holes and the small greens present a series of tricky targets. The course is utilised mainly by Junior Players and a few elderly Members. It provides a perfect setting for relaxed family golf.
Golfers the world over vie to play Royal Troon's famous courses and we encourage visitors to experience one of the most demanding Championship courses on the circuit.
Royal Troon offers numerous packages that cater to golfers of all tastes and budgets.
The courses are available for play from Monday 18th April to Thursday 20th October 2011 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only.
Both The Old Course and The Portland are available for play from 9.30am. till 11.00am. and 2.30pm. till 4.00pm. With the following exceptions; from September 20th until October 21st times are 9.30 - 11.00am
A current certificate of Handicap must be produced with the maximum allowed for Gentlemen being 20 and for Ladies 30.
It is in Visitors' interest to ensure that vehicles are securely locked and valuables kept out of sight as Royal Troon Golf Club cannot be held responsible for loss or damage. Changing of golf clothing and shoes and partaking of snacks in the car park is strictly forbidden.
Articles of value should not be left in vehicles or in the Locker Rooms as the Club cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.
|Two Round Green Fee||Includes one round on each Course (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday only) From April 16th - September 6th only.||£175.00||N/A|
|Old Course Single Round||One round on the Old Course (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday). From August 17th - September 6th only.||£130.00||N/A|
|Portland Single Round||
One round on the Portland Course (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday). Strictly limited availability.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the cost per player is required within 21 days of booking to reserve a tee-time.
The balance of the fees must be paid 60 days prior to date of play to confirm the reservation.
Non payment on the due dates may result in the reservation being cancelled. No refunds will be given.
Parties in excess of 24 require to be approved by the Committee.
Payment Methods accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro
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It is in Visitors' interest to ensure that vehicles are securely locked and valuables kept out of sight as Royal Troon Golf Club cannot be held responsible for loss or damage. Changing of golf clothing and shoes and partaking of snacks in the car park is strictly forbidden.Articles of value should not be left in vehicles or in the Locker Rooms as the Club cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.
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Troon Golf Club was formed on the 16th March 1878, at a meeting of enthusiasts in a local hostelry - as it would appear most golf club formations did - in this case, The Portland Arms Hotel in Troon.
It wThe first Captain appointed was James Dickie who held office for four years. Dr John Highet held the office of Honorary Secretary from 1878 until 1893.
The Club's first Honorary President was His Grace William John Arthur Charles James who was The 6th Duke of Portland and in 1978, its Centenary Year, the history and heritage was recognised and the Club was proud to receive the Royal Accolade and is, to date, the most recent Club to be ho so honoured.
By 1880 the course had six holes, and eight years later these had been extended to eighteen holes measuring 3 miles, 1 furlong and 156 yards.By the time of the 2004 Open Championship the Course stretched to over 7100 yards.
Over the years the course has been altered and ammended by Willie Fernie, James Braid, Alister MacKenzie and Frank Pennick amongst them.
The Portland Course was opened in June 1895 although it was only in 1924 that the name was changed from the Relief Course. In more recent times, the qualifying rounds for the European Open in 1979 were played over the course.
The first Clubhouse of a substantial nature was completed in 1886 and additions and alterations over the years have provided the Members with a building of character and considerable charm. At that time it was a wooden structure, little more than 300 square feet in area, but it was an improvement on the club's first home which was a converted railway carriage! As the popularity of the game increased, it was considered fitting to erect a stone built property and in 1886 the first stage of the present clubhouse was completed. Further changes took place at the start of the twentieth century when in particular the Smoke Room as we know it and the Dining Room with its distinguished architectural features were added. In the early part of 1970s the Ailsa Room was erected and in the past few years the Clubhouse was redeveloped to provide a fully upgraded and newly furnished Clubhouse.
The old course is most famous for hosting of The Open Championship at regular intervals having hosted the event eight times with some illustrous Champions
Troon however has hosted a host of other events including the British Seniors in 2008, Home Internationals and The Amateur Championship on five occasions.