Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon Scotland

Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon Scotland Highlights

Of course you come to Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland, the 2016 Open Championship venue, to play its Old Course and especially the famous Postage Stamp 8th, a flip-wedge of a par-3 to a green set on a tiny shelf in the dunes, where Gene Sarazen scored an historic ace in his return to the Open at Royal Troon Golf Club in 1973, 50 years after his first visit. He followed up his ace with a 2 out of the bunker in the second round, giving him a “par” 3 for the two days! The “Railway” 11th at Royal Troon Golf Club, tight against the stone boundary, is almost equally famous. Don’t overlook the rest of Royal Troon Golf Club though! Site of other memorable Open heroics by the great Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, and Tom Watson, as well as some Greg Norman heartache when he drove into a bunker thought out-of-reach on the 18th in the 1989 Open playoff, Royal Troon Golf Club is championship golf at its finest in an historic, traditional setting. The finish at Royal Troon Golf Club, including the par-3 17th with the ancient Marine Hotel overlooking the green, and the 18th with the green hard against the wonderful old Royal Troon clubhouse, makes for an atmosphere that is everything you could possibly hope to experience on your Scotland trip. A second 18 on Royal Troon Golf Club’s Portland Course is included with your green fee, a free round that not enough people take advantage of, as this is a fun and challenging links as well!  Pair up the two rounds with lunch and tea in the clubhouse in between 18’s and a day at Royal Troon Golf Club is as memorable as it gets on your Scotland golf pilgrimage!

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