Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6349
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Private
The Portland Course at Royal Troon Golf Club came about in June of 1895, though it was called the Relief Course until 1924. The Portland Course at Royal Troon Golf Club is a links golf course, and it is more sheltered and shorter than the Old Course, with holes that make their way over land covered by gorse and broom and has five par-3 holes. Save some strength for the back nine on the Portland Course at Royal Troon Golf Club: It has the golf course's par-5 holes - all four of them.
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Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6349 yards
Yellow 72 6162 yards
Red (W) 75 5811 yards
Scorecard for Portland
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 9 5 13 7 15 1 11 17 3 16 6 2 12 10 4 18 8 14
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 34 3 5 5 4 3 5 3 4 5 37 71

Course Details

Year Built 1895
Architect Willie Fernie (1895) Alister MacKenzie (1921)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Delta
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Jeans, tee-shirts, training or sports shoes and shorts are not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the Courses.

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Disappointing

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
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Plays Once a month
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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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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