Courses

Old Course

One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. With the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom, accurate shot making is essential. Players should make their scores on the outward nine, as the prevailing north-westerly wind can make the back nine extremely difficult.

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Portland Course

The Portland Course, originally designed by the Troon professional William Fernie, winner of the Open Championship in 1883, was opened in 1895 and subsequently redesigned by Dr Alister MacKenzie in the early 1920’s. Although a links course, the Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. The holes meander through terrain filled with gorse and broom and has a generous helping of Par 3s, five in all. This is tempered however, with four Par 5s, all of which are on the back nine.

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The Amateur Championship 2012 - New Course Record

Daniel - Scorecard 2012

In the 2nd qualifying round over the Old Course Daniel Jennevret (Sweden) shot seven birdies to record a new amateur course record of six under par with a fabulous score of 65.
The 22 year old is a student at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
The professional record of 64 is shared by Greg Norman (1989) and Tiger Woods (1997).
Daniel is pictured with Graeme Johnston (Chairman, Championship Committee)