A guide to the tenth hole on the Old Course at Royal Troon ahead of the 145th Open Championship
Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 10
Hole 10 – Par 4 – 451 yards
Named ‘Sandhills’ because of the blind tee shot where players have to trust their line as they hit over the sandhills.
The back-nine begins just as it plans to go along – difficult.
The closing half turns into the prevailing wind back towards the clubhouse and the tenth is a very demanding par-4.
The hole is bunker-less and finding the relatively straightforward fairway by no means guarantees a par.
The plateau green has thick rough left and if you miss right, which most do into wind, you’ll be down below the green at the bottom of a steep slope.
A testing start to the back nine.