Par 71, yardage 7,150. This private club was founded in 1878 and has hosted the Open Championships on a number of occasions. Royal Troon features holes like the original Postage Stamp (No.8) where Tiger Woods had so much trouble in 1997. One of the great 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. Players should make their scores on the outward nine, as the prevailing north-westerly wind can make the back nine extremely difficult. The No. 13 hole has proven to be the most difficult to par during the Open Championships.
Maximum handicap: 20 men, 30 women.