Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Royal Troon Golf Club (Portland course) Est. 1895

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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.

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Making Contact

Royal Troon Golf Club
Craigend Road,
Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6EP
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1292 311 555
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1292 310 063
Fax

  +44 (0)1292 318 204

Email   info@royaltroon.co.uk
Website   www.royaltroon.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Kieron G. Stevenson (Head Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links course.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Willie Fernie
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

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].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on Mon, Tues and Thur; limited availability on some Sundays.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.
Caddies available if requested in advance.
Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (55.532318)
Longitude: (-4.647405)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Marine Hotel 4-star
Crosbie Road, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6HE
+44 (0)1292 314 444
www.themarinetroon.co.uk

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.

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Golf within 5 miles Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Kilmarnock Barassie
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Golf within 20 miles Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine; West Kilbride; Belleisle
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Lochgreen House 4-star
Monktonhill Road, Southwood nr Troon KA10 7EN
+44 (0)1292 313 343
www.lochgreenhouse.com

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
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Golf within 5 miles Royal Troon (Old and Portland courses); Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Kilmarnock Barassie
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Golf within 20 miles Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine (Bogside); West Kilbride; Belleisle; Turnberry (25 miles).
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