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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british open 2016

The 2016 Open Championship

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. Sign up to our Newsletter and we will keep you up to date with all the latest news from Royal Troon and the 2016 Open Championship.

The Helen Holm Championship

Scottish Ladies Stroke Play Championship 2014 


Helen Holm 2014

Olivia Mehaffey, Annabel Dimmock, Connie Jaffrey


English teenager Annabel Dimmock shot a final round 73 and scored a start to finish victory with an 11 under par 214 total in the Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship at Troon.

Connie Jaffrey, the Scottish Girls’ Champion and a Troon Ladies’ member, was also in impressive from, closing with a 71 to finish in outright second place and three shots behind on eight under par 217.

Five ahead after rounds of 70 and 71 over Troon Portland, Dimmock, a 17-year-old from Wentworth, had increased her lead to six by the time she reached the turn in two under par 35 in the final round over over the famous Royal Troon.

She then dropped shots at tenth and the long 11th to give Jaffrey a glint of hope. But more birdies at the 12th and 15th helped seal the victory.

Jaffrey, also 17, was delighted with her runner-up finish. “That was my best ever round over Royal Troon and I played really steady today,” she said after her six birdie round. “I went out thinking I had a chance to win and I got close. This rates as the best result of my career.”

Jaffrey will be playing in the Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Prestwick next month and will then defend the Scottish Girls’ Championship at Dumfries and County in May before heading to the US and a golf scholarship at Kansas State University.

Dimmick is currently on a gap year and her goal is to make the GB and Ireland team to defend the Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club in June. A win in the Jones Doherty Challenge Cup in Florida at the start of the year also boosted her hopes.

She has also been inspired by Charley Hull, the 18-year-old Ladies’ European Tour winner who helped Europe win the Solheim Cup in the US last year.

“Charley has been great for girl’s golf and she has proved that there isn’t too big a jump between the top amateurs and the professionals,” she said. “But getting the timing right is the key to turning professional.”

Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down) made it a clean sweep for the teenagers. The 16-year-old had a best of day seven under par 68 on a bright and breezy day and finished in third place on five under par 220.

The highlight of her round for the Irish Open Girls’ Champion was an eagle at the long 15th – a drive, five iron and 12 foot putt. 


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Update: Annabel Dimmock, the recent winner of the Helen Holm Trophy, has been selected to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup to be played at St. Louis Country Club - June 6-8, 2014. Two Scots, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) have also been selected.


Hillhouse Cup 2014

18 Hole Stroke Play Competition

Played over the Old Course on Sunday 18th May, 2014 

This Open strokeplay competition for low handicap golfers from Ayrshire, was played in blustery conditions. The cut-off handicap for the 60 entrants was 2.8.

The winner by 2 strokes was Stuart Robin from Prestwick St Cuthberts G.C with 73. John Shanks for Irvine G.C was second on 75 and George Robertson from Ravenspark G.C took third place on countback from 4 players on 76.

The CSS was 78 (reduction only) and the event counts towards the 2014 Doc Thom Ayrshire Order of Merit.

The full results are available here


G R Williams (Handicap Convener)


The Byrne Howard Junior Open 2014

18 Hole Competition

Played over the Portland Course on Sunday 29th June 2014


Entries were invited from boys and girls aged 12 and under 18 on the 1st January 2014 who hold an official handicap.

Boys Byrne Howard Trophy 2014 (Scratch)
Winner R Clelland (Helensburgh) 74
Second E Kick (Helensburgh) 76
Third C Taggart (Eastwood) 77
Boys (Handicap - Aged 12 - 14)
Winner S Murray (Irvine Bogside)  65
Second J Orr (Ballochmyle)         70
Third E Ferguson (Turnberry)       71
Boys (Handicap - Aged 15 - 17)
Winner J Duffy (Eastwood)           70
Second C Robertson (Strathaven)            70
Third L Caddell (Drumpellier)       72


Girls Byrne Howard Trophy 2014 (Scratch)
Winner           E Hale (Troon Ladies) 71
Second           E O'Conner (Bothwell Castle) 80
Third           M Richmond (Strathaven) 81
Girls (Handicap)
Winner           L McClymont (Dumbarton)   72
Second           E Bryce (Strathaven)         76
Third           L Duncan (West Kilbride) 79


The full results (Gross Scores) can be found 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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