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.
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.