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

Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – 422 yards

The ninth is known as ‘The Monk’ as it faces the village of Monkton.

Royal Troon Golf Club

The 9th hole. Credit: ‘Strokesaver’ – Golf’s number one course guide

The final hole on the front nine is a tricky one that will catch many out with two strategically placed bunkers which are both in play off the tee.

This dogleg-right par-4 requires a drive that stays short of the bunkers, although the long hitters can cut the corner slightly hitting it right of the sand.

A good drive will leave a mid-to-short iron in to this two-tiered green.

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