A guide to the second hole on the Old Course at Royal Troon ahead of the 145th Open Championship

Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – 390 yards

The second at Troon is named ‘Black Rock’ due to the reef that lies between the 2nd green and 3rd tee.

Royal troon Golf Club

Hole 2. Credit: ‘Strokesaver’ – Golf’s number one course guide

The tee shot here is a tricky one as there are three bunkers around 250-275 off the tee that are all in play.

The left-hand trap is 252 yards from the back tees and the two on the right are 264 and 274 from the backs.

The play for some may be to hit a driver to take them out of play where from there it’s a short wedge into the green.

The putting surface is guarded at the front on both sides with two pot bunkers.

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