Royal Troon Golf Club
Around 60 miles south of Loch Lomond Waterfront, this is a great day trip for golfers during a stay with us. The journey takes less than 1.5 hours by car. Royal Troon is a challenging test of links golf. Home to both the longest and shortest holes in Open Championship golf at 123 and 601 yards respectively. Set on the south side of Glasgow near Prestwick Airport, the courses at Royal Troon are ideal for those looking for a bit of variety. Non-members are welcome at selected times and days, but please check the requirements and book in advance before making a trip.
The courses and facilities
The club formed in 1878 with just 5 holes, but this has grown and developed and it now has two 18-hole links courses, the Old Course and the Portland Course. Royal Troon is a stunning golf club, which has hosted the Open on several occasions, and many other important competitions. There is a pro shop and an excellent clubhouse with catering available. There is also equipment hire, caddies subject to availability and car parking facilities.
The Old Course is the championship course at Royal Troon. When the club hosted its first Open Championship in 1923, this course was redesigned and expanded by renowned golf course architect, James Braid. It is now one of the top links courses in Scotland, remaining very close to Braid’s century-old design.
The Portland Course dates from 1895 and is shorter in length than the Old Course. It is slightly further inland and more sheltered. Although not as famous as the Old Course, it is still regarded as a high-standard course with a good variety of holes.
Booking a tee time
Visitors are welcome at certain times and days and tee times must be booked in advance. There are handicap requirements and golfers must be aged 12 or over. You can book a tee time here and check the playing terms, dress code and other visitor information here.
Getting to Royal Troon from Loch Lomond Waterfront takes less than 1.5 hours by car, via the M77. Get directions.
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