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Royal Troon Golf Course - Scotland

Royal Troon Golf Course
Royal Troon is home to one of the best links courses on the west side of Scotland and is steeped in golfing history, notably several dramatic Open Championships since 1923. The Open will be held there again in 2004. The club was awarded its Royal Charter in 1978 to celebrate it's centenary.

Visitors must have a handicap of 20 or less and a handicap certificate and letter of introduction to prove it.

Course Name: Old
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7097
SSS: 74

Created in combination with the best of links course ingredients and the expertise of Braid, McKenzie and Pennick, the Old course is an exceptionally demanding one and recognised as one of the sternest tests on the Open Championship rota. This course is perhaps most famous for its par 3 8th hole, the Postage Stamp, where veteran Majors champion Gene Sarazen got down in 1 and 2 on subsequent rounds of the 1973 Open Championship - a dramatic display of golf watched by millions on TV.

The course is undulating in the classic links fashion but danger lurks in the guise of wind, rough and bunkers. This is a course which demands courage and a test of the mental aspects of golf. Course record of 64 is held by Greg Norman from the 1989 Open.

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