Evening golf with the Isle of Arran in the background
Evening golf with the Isle of Arran in the background.
1st and 18th holes with the clubhouse to the left
1st and 18th holes with the clubhouse to the left.
Tom Watson, 1982 Open Champion, with the 2nd green
Tom Watson, 1982 Open Champion, with the 2nd green.
The Clubhouse, 18th green and 1st tee
The Clubhouse, 18th green and 1st tee.
Justin Leonard, 1997 Open Champion, with the 3rd green
Justin Leonard, 1997 Open Champion, with the 3rd green.
8th hole &quote;The Postage Stamp&quote;.
8th hole "The Postage Stamp".
Todd Hamilton, 2004 Open Champion, with the 4th green
Todd Hamilton, 2004 Open Champion, with the 4th green.
1st hole from the championship tee
1st hole from the championship tee.

Arnold Palmer 1962

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Tom Weiskopf 1973

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Tom Watson 1982

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Mark Calcavecchia 1989

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Justin Leonard 1997

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Todd Hamilton 2004

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 145th Open Logo

The Open will return to the Ayrshire coast in 2016 when the 145th Championship is played at Royal Troon.

It will be the ninth time that the Championship has been held over the famous links, most recently in 2004 when veteran American Todd Hamilton overcame three-time major champion Ernie Els in a play-off.


Ticket Information

Sunday 10 - Sunday 17 July 2016

To purchase tickets and car parking for The 145th Open at Royal Troon, visit TheOpen.com.

Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship 2015

Ireland’s Olivia Mahaffey claimed the Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship with a final round 75 over Royal Troon, but Scotland’s 15-year-old Shannon McWlliam did herself proud with a third place on a wild and windy day on the Ayrshire coast.
McWilliam, one behind overnight after rounds of 71 and 72 over Troon Portland, moved in front after birdies at the fifth and sixth and she was still one ahead playing the 15th. But the tough finish took its toll and three bogeys in a row from the 15th saw her finish with a 79.
Winner of the Scottish Champion of Champions in March and second in the SLGA Under-16 Open Strokeplay at Strathmore and joint third in the Irish Junior Open this month, it has been a remarkable few weeks for the Aboyne golfer.
The three days at Troon were even more impressive considering she had never seen the courses and hadn’t taken time out for a practice round.
“I didn’t want to take time off school,” said the Aboyne Academy fourth year pupil. “We just drove down on Friday morning and it was the first time I had seen either of the courses. 
“At that stage, I never thought I would finish third. But now I am a wee bit disappointed. But it was the strongest wind I have ever encountered.”  
Mahaffey, a senior Irish international who had won the Irish Junior Open for the third successive year the previous weekend, admitted that it had been a tough final round and patience was the key.
She finished on four over par 220, with French 18-year-old Anais Meyssonnier in second place on 221 after a 78 and McWilliam on 222. 
“The last six holes were brutal,” said Mahaffey, from Royal County Down.  “But I am delighted. This is my first senior international event, definitely the best thing I’ve won so far. 
“In the autumn, I am going to Arizona State University and , eventually, I want to turn professional.”
Linnea Strom, the Swede who led by one going into the final round, had an 82 and was tied for fourth place on 224.
McWilliam had raised hopes of becoming the first home winner since Heather Stirling in 2002 – but the wait goes on for another year.




Royal Troon Golf Club

Hillhouse Cup 2015


This strokeplay competition, open to low handicap golfers from any of the Ayrshire clubs, was played from the blue tees in blustery, cold and heavey showers on Sunday 17th May 2015. Entry is restricted to 60 golfers and this year's cut-off for handicap was 4.7. The forecast was such that 12 entrants did not turn up on the day and only 31 rounds were completed.

The winner, with a superb round of 75, was James Johnston of Ayr Belleisle Golf Club, 4 shots clear of Craig McFarlane of Irvine Bogside. Royal Troon's own Matthew Dargie took 3rd place on countback from three players on 80.

The CSS was 78+ (reduction only) and the results count for the Doc Thom Ayrshire Order of Merit.


The full results can be viewed here.


Glyn Williams, Handicap Convener



Royal Troon Golf Club

The Byrne Howard Junior Open 2015


18 Hole Competition

Played over the Portland Course

on Sunday 28th June, 2015.


The results from the boys section can be viewed here.

The results from the girls section can be viewed here.


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The Old Course

One of the Greatest 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.

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4Th Portland Course

The Portland Course

Shorter & Friendlier But Still a True Links Challenge

The Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. The holes meander through terrain filled with gorse and broom and has a generous helping of Par 3's and Par 5's.

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