Royal Troon

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 there

Getting to Royal Troon from Loch Lomond Waterfront takes less than 1.5 hours by car, via the M77. Get directions.

Stay at Loch Lomond Waterfront

After a busy day of golfing, we have everything you need to relax at Loch Lomond Waterfront. Luxury lodges, tranquil outdoor spaces and private hot tubs with stunning views. Book your break today!

You can find more of our nearby golf clubs here, from local gems to world-famous courses.

Book Accommodation


  • The Lodges are amazing

    'I would like to say that we all had an amazing time staying your lodges at the weekend.  The Lodges are amazing.  Beautifully presented and everything you need within.  Stunning location.  Muy birthday/retirement celebrations were made all the more special at this wonderful location with my friends around me.'
  • Wish we had longer

    'The ducks were very amusing, each day they waddled around the lodges looking for food, we bought some duck food for them in the local village shop. We just wished we were here for longer and hope to return in the future.'
  • We knew it would be perfect

    'From our very first visit to this venue we knew that it was going to be perfect for our reception! The setting is magical, with enchanting views on even the most dreich of days. The staff are fantastic and so accommodating. We loved that we had so much flexibility over our choices, unlike at other venues! There was plenty of space within the private function rooms, which gave our guests plenty of room to socialise while hiding from the wet west coast weather on our big day! It was great not having to share our day with uninvited guests. The...
  • A perfect place to relax

    'Stayed at the Waterfront Lodges for a Fri to Mon short break for our daughters birthday last weekend. Lodge was placed right on the edge of Loch Lomond with stunning views.'
  • Stunning location

    'Stunning location with superb views of Loch Lomond from the private beach shore we had our drinks reception down here and even had a little paddle in the loch to cool down. Excellent venue facilities. There are a few different areas inside to relax in. Main room, bar and conservatory where we had our evening buffet and fancy dress area. The Wedding package was excellent value for money and you can build your own to suit your individual requirements. We had lots of say in what we wanted and were allowed to change stuff to suit our style. 5* lodges...