Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)

Royal Troon Golf Club

Craigend Road,

Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6EP

  • Office

    +44 (0)1292 311 555
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1292 310 063
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1292 318 204
  • Golf pro

    Kieron G. Stevenson (Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links course. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Willie Fernie

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6349
6162
5811
Par
72
72
75
SSS or slope
71
70
75

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Portland course. Also at Royal Troon is the 18-hole Old course (par-71; 7208 yards).

Location

Latitude:

55.532318

Longitude:

-4.647405

How to get there:

6 miles N of Ayr

From the A78 south-east of Troon, follow direction Prestwick Airport on the A79. After o.2 miles turn right onto the B749 direction Troon. After 2 miles turn left into Crosbie Road. After 100 yards turn right into golf.

Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1895

Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course): Laid out on the landward side of Royal Troon's world-renowned Old Course, the Portland is a fine links golf course in its own right. Bounded to the south by the Old course and to the north by the Troon-Ayr single-track railway, the Portland is a tad flatter and more compact than the Old course. Like its grander sibling, several holes are lined with a scattering of gorse bushes, while unforgiving fescues lie in wait beyond the not overly wide fairways.

Three short par-5s and a couple of short par-4s provide the best scoring opportunities. However, these are balanced by several longer and more testing par 4s, not least the two opening holes, both with out of bounds on the left. The five par-3s are delightful. All are well-bunkered with smallish greens demanding accurate iron-play if par or better is to be recorded. Where better to prepare for the Old course's infamous "Postage Stamp" par-3 8th hole.

The quality of greens, tees and bunkering on the Portland course are up their with its more illustrious neighbour. You'll get the chance to compare and contrast the two layouts; for most of the year the Royal Troon visitor fee covers a round on both the Old and Portland courses.

List of courses: Ayrshire & Arran
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)
  • Photo of Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on Mon, Tues and Thur; limited availability on some Sundays.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-April thru' Sept) on the Old Course £250; on the Portland Course £85. For 36-holes (one round on each course) £290.

Credit cards accepted (not Amex or Diners). Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, day tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Caddies available if requested in advance.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Royal Troon's Portland course was established in 1895 as a "relief" course to the Old course, which was becoming overly busy by the 1890's. The name was only changed from Relief Course to Portland Course in 1924.

Queen Elizabeth II conferred the Royal prefix on Troon GC in its centenary year (1978). By royal prerogative, 10 Scottish golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Aberdeen, Royal & Ancient (St Andrews), Burgess, Dornoch, Duff House, Montrose, Musselburgh, Perth, Tarlair and Troon.

Published ranking

Portland course:
Scotland: 78th best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Marine Hotel4-star

    Crosbie Road, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6HE

    +44 (0)1292 314 444

    Visit website

    Located alongside the opening and closing holes of Royal Troon, the refurbished Marine Hotel provides excellent quality accommodation, combined with superb sea and golf course views. An ideal base from which to explore the many wonderful and historic golf courses on the Ayrshire coast.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Royal Troon (Old and Portland courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Kilmarnock Barassie

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine; West Kilbride; Belleisle

  • Lochgreen House4-star

    Monktonhill Road, Southwood nr Troon KA10 7EN

    +44 (0)1292 313 343

    Visit website

    This beautiful country house hotel in Troon is set in thirty acres of woodlands and beautifully manicured gardens. Lochgreen House Hotel is also home to an award-winning restaurant, thirty one elegant, spacious en-suite bedrooms and one bedroom lodge house. The Lochgreen Spa offers a unique spa experience with the serenity of a relaxation lounge and calming treatments.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Troon (Old and Portland courses); Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Kilmarnock Barassie

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine (Bogside); West Kilbride; Belleisle; Turnberry (25 miles).

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).

Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

Latest Golf Course Updates

Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).

New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

What is the Golf World Top 100?

Woking Golf club