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

Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – 209 yards

The fifth is called ‘Greenan’, named after the castle ruins just south of Ayr.

Royal Troon Golf Club

The 5th hole. Credit: ‘Strokesaver’ – Golf’s number one course guide

At 195-yards to the front edge, this is a tough par-3 that will be a long iron for most.

The putting surface is guarded by punishing pot bunkers left and short.

With the prevailing wind coming off the right from the sea, a par three will be a good score.

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