Walk in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus, as this is the course where he qualified for his first ever Open Championship back in 1962 at Royal Troon. While he did not win it that year, the rest is history. Such is the legacy of the upland links Troon Lochgreen Golf Course that will test you all the way. Opening with a 473-yard par four it will either jumpstart your round or put you right on the back foot. Either way, it's a memorable start.
Lochgreen is said to be the best (and the longest) of the trio at Troon Links, running parallel at points to Royal Troon and with several holes that are reminiscent of its royal neighbor. The 5th in particular would do justice to any championship test. It is predominately a links course, with one stretch - known as the 'Dovecot Section' - providing holes of a more parkland character. The dogleg at 16th sweeps to the right with punishing gorse and pines to negotiate and arrives at a green guarded by strategic bunkers.
- Year of Opening - 1905
- Designer - Willie Fernie & James Braid
- Par - 74
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6785 Yards