A 1.5-hour drive from Edinburgh through Glasgow City – Scotland’s largest city, we reach the South Ayrshire Sea, the landmark of the famous Royal Troon golf course that has existed for 138 years.
This is the arena of The Open 2016, the third most prestigious Major of the year and also the oldest and only Major prize to be held outside the United States. In the yard cluster at Troon Golf, there are more than 10 adjacent courts designed as links and we were fortunate to experience a round of golf at the ancient Troon Links Course.
My sense of the difficulty of this yard is the same as the other courses in Scotland, still wind challenges, dense well-bunker and knee-high rough grass. You have to calculate the drop point of the ball within 180 yards of the ball with par 4, 5 or more, the new ball is in the fairway.
There are golf courses where you can risk a ball driver that can be “1 on green”, but if you can’t do it it will be very easy to lead to disaster. Even if you have to do everything yourself from scratching the sand, fixing ball marks, filling divots of fairway blows or cleaning sticks, etc. but these are interesting experiences in my golf life.
Back to The Open 2016, we clearly see the preparation work is detailed to each stage to become the festival of the world graves of the world. There is no better thing for golfers who have arrived here in the week of the wonderful festivals of The Open.
Ending a golf journey full of our interesting experiences is a message to those who love and love this game once in a lifetime to “The Home of Golf”, you will experience the Scotland’s most beautiful golf course, of course, is indispensable for St Andrews, and visits the most ancient cities in Europe that appear across London’s lands to Scotland and the United Kingdom.