Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course
|Red (W)||75||5811 yards|
|White M: 71.2/132||462||427||352||194||349||409||368||147||420||3128||154||494||485||353||214||498||155||311||497||3161||6289|
|Yellow M: 70.3/130 W: 72.6/121||445||403||347||191||347||400||368||147||415||3063||149||489||466||342||185||476||149||306||477||3039||6102|
Given that this is course is part of the Royal Troon brand, I was expecting more. There is nothing particularly wrong with the course but given the price paid I would have expected better. The layout lacks excitement and there are no spectacular holes. There are better courses for less than half the price as part of Troon Links.
Surprised and impressed
I had read reviews on line that suggested that the course lies in the shadows of it big brother. For me, the proximity of the Old Course and views across the fairways and famous landmarks only improved my enjoyment of Portland. The course was in great condition and for much of the course there was good variety between the holes. The front nine were visually much stronger in my opinion with 3-8 the strongest stretch on the course, but I enjoyed every hole. A very warm welcome and I would return.