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

Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – 377 yards

The third is named ‘Gyaws’ which comes from the old Scottish word for drain, which is the name of the burn that runs across the fairway.

Royal Troon Golf Club

The 3rd hole. Credit: ‘Strokesaver’ – Golf’s number one course guide

From the back tees, the burn is 280-yards to reach so most will hit a long iron which has to avoid the two menacing pot bunkers down the left.

A good 2-iron should leave the players around 120-100 yards in depending on length to a large green guarded by three bunkers.

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