Royal Troon Golf Clubwww.royaltroon.com
"Tam Arte Quam Marte – As much by skills as by strength"
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.
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. Venue of The Open Championship
Location: Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland
Year founded: 1878
Courses: Old Course (7175 yards), Portland Course (6289 yards
Architect: Old Course: Willie Fernie (1909), James Braid (1923)
Hole #6 - 601 yards par 5
The longest hole in Open Championship golf.
Hole #8 - 123 yards par 3 - Postage Stamp
Postage stamp - the shortest hole in Open Chamionship golf.
Course played: Old Course
Date played: 13th October, 2011