Architect: Willie Fernie/James Braid
Stats: 6,641 yds, par 71, SSS 73
GF: £175 for one round on the Old Course which includes one round on the Portland Course
Visitor information: Welcome Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only (April-October)
W: royaltroon.co.uk
2010 Ranking: 24 (no change)
Improvements since 2010 Rankings:
Course: New championship tees at the 15th and 16th – new fairway bunker on the right of the 15th

Panellists’ Comments: “Home of the most exhilarating shot in Scottish golf”; “If the wind is up bring plenty of balls”; “Wonderful stretch of par 4s from 9 to 13”; “A fantastic course that is very deserving of hosting the Open.”

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