The Old Course at Royal Troon Golf Club is a links course and includes the famous ‘Postage Stamp’ 8th hole, which at 123 yards long is the shortest hole on any Open Championship course. Troon also has the longest hole in the Open Championship, with the Par 5 6th hole being 601 yards (550 m) long. Royal Troon is to host the British Open Championship again in 2016 !
With the wind coming straight off the sea and with deep rough, this course demands accurate shot making. With the prevailing north-westerly wind the back nine holes are known as being the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota !