- Location: Troon, Scotland
- Open: 1878
- Designer: Charlie Hunter
- Major Course Updates: George Strath, Willie Fernie, James Braid, Martin Ebert & Tom Mackenzie
- Events Hosted: The Open Championship (9 times + 2024), Women’s Open Championship
- Key Rankings: 13th best golf course in Scotland, Top 100 Golf Courses (2022), 59th best golf course in the world, Golf Magazine (2021)
Numerous golfing greats have conquered Royal Troon’s Old course, including Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Tom Watson, and Mark Calcavecchia. In recent years, Hendrik Stenson won the 2016 Open Championship. Interestingly, the course features both the longest hole in the Open rota—601 yards—and the shortest hole in the rota at the 8th, the famed par 3 “Postage Stamp” hole that can wreck both Open championship rounds and visitor rounds alike. In 2024, The Open Championship will return.