A guide to the twelfth hole on the Old Course at Royal Troon ahead of the 145th Open Championship
Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 12
Hole 12 – Par 4 – 430 yards
The 12th is named ‘The Fox’ because of the fox-inhabited woods that once stood by this hole.
The dogleg-right has no fairway bunkers but you do need to avoid the gorse down the right.
At 430-yards into wind it plays long into a difficult green to find.
A bunker guards the putting surface to the right and there is a steep run-off area to the left of this tricky two-tiered green.