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Royal Troon's Michael Smyth wins the 2017 Ayrshire Champion of Champions Trophy

Royal Troon's Michael Smyth wins the 2017 Ayrshire Champion of Champions Trophy

Michael Smyth is the 2017 Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy title winner

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Hornell native returns historic club to Royal Troon

Hornell native returns historic club to Royal Troon

An impulse buy has turned into the story of a lifetime for Hornell native James LaVerde.

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The Byrne Howard Junior Open 2017

The Byrne Howard Junior Open 2017

The prize winners from this year's Byrne Howard Junior Open, played over the Portland Course on Sunday 2 July 2017

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Royal Troon's Michael Smyth wins the Hillhouse Cup

Royal Troon's Michael Smyth wins the Hillhouse Cup

Royal Troon's Michael Smyth claimed victory in this year's Hillhouse Cup

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Sky Sports' coverage of The Open wins BAFTA award

Sky Sports' coverage of The Open wins BAFTA award

Sky Sports has collected another accolade for its coverage of The Open after winning the BAFTA for best sports production.

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The Postage Stamp voted Scotland’s Best Par 3

The Postage Stamp voted Scotland’s Best Par 3

The Postage Stamp at Royal Troon has been voted Scotland’s Best Par 3 in a poll of over 3000 UK golfers to find Scotland's best golf holes.

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Swede Success for Grant at Helen Holm

Swede Success for Grant at Helen Holm

Sweden’s Linn Grant ignited her Junior Solheim Cup hopes by easing to a five-shot success in the Helen Holm Women’s Scottish Open.

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Hillhouse Cup 2017

Hillhouse Cup 2017

Entries are now open for the Hillhouse Cup which takes place over the Old Course and from the Championship Tees on Sunday 21 May 2017

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Economic Benefit of The Open

Economic Benefit of The Open

£110 million benefit to Scotland from last year’s event at Royal Troon.

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New for 2017: Royal Troon Portland now available for booking

New for 2017: Royal Troon Portland now available for booking

Previously offered in conjunction with the Old Course, the ever-popular Portland Course will enable golfers the opportunity to enjoy the Royal Troon Experience for just £85.00 during high season.

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Stenson stuns Mickelson to triumph at Royal Troon

Stenson stuns Mickelson to triumph at Royal Troon

Henrik Stenson has won The 145th Open at Royal Troon to become the 2016 Champion Golfer of the Year.

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The Railway hole lives up to its fearsome reputation

The Railway hole lives up to its fearsome reputation

After the first three rounds of The Open at Royal Troon the fearsome 11th hole, The Railway, lived up to its reputation as the toughest on the course.

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Theres a lot to play for at Royal Troon

Theres a lot to play for at Royal Troon

Most regular golf fans will be well aware the winner of The 145th Open Championship will be presented with the Claret Jug but that is by no means the only prize up for grabs at Royal Troon.

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How the elements came into play during the second round

How the elements came into play during the second round

Contrasting weather conditions between the first and second rounds at Royal Troon played havoc with the scoring statistics at The 145th Open.

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Club pro steps into the breach at Royal Troon

Club pro steps into the breach at Royal Troon

As the professional at Royal Troon, Kieron Stevenson spent most of the first two days of The 145th Open working in the club shop. Now it looks as if he could end up playing the final two rounds.

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Short and sweet: History in the making at the Postage Stamp

Short and sweet: History in the making at the Postage Stamp

With the hole cut just 100 yards from the tee, the Postage Stamp beat its own record today as the shortest hole in the history of The Open.

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A course of two halves: What the stats reveal

A course of two halves: What the stats reveal

They talk about Royal Troon as a course of two distinct halves, so it is fair to say it lived up to its reputation in the first round of The 145th Open.

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A course set up to test the best

A course set up to test the best

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive at The R&A, has congratulated Royal Troon’s greens staff for preparing the course in pristine condition despite the recent inclement weather.

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The Wild Side of Royal Troon

The Wild Side of Royal Troon

Usually a haven of tranquility and peace, the sleepy seaside town of Troon has transformed this week into the epicenter of one of the biggest annual sporting events on the planet – The Open.

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Practice Days 1 & 2 at The Open

Practice Days 1 & 2 at The Open

The first day saw most of the players arrive at Royal Troon and the atmosphere was calm. The course is in spectacular condition, albeit slightly softer underfoot than usual at this time of year but in perfect playing order.

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Club Statement

Club Statement

Members of 145th Open Championship hosts Royal Troon Golf Club have tonight (Friday, 1st July) voted overwhelmingly to admit women members.

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Royal Troon ready for The Open with firm and running links

Royal Troon ready for The Open with firm and running links

Royal Troon Golf Club has completed the most comprehensive preparations it has ever undertaken to ensure The Open Championship is played over firm and running links turf.

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The Open Camping Village to offer free accommodation for next generation of golf fans

The Open Camping Village to offer free accommodation for next generation of golf fans

The next generation of golf fans attending The 145TH Open at Royal Troon this summer will be able to book free accommodation at The Open Camping Village.  The initiative is part of The R&A’s commitment to ensuring the Championship is open to all.

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New starters announced for The Open

New starters announced for The Open

The R&A has appointed two new starters for The Open, David Lancaster and Matt Corker, who will announce the players on the first tee at The 145TH Open at Royal Troon.

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Olivia Returns to Winning Ways at Helen Holm

Olivia Returns to Winning Ways at Helen Holm

Olivia Winning has won the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship at Royal Troon for a second time.

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All ten Open venues achieve gold standard for sustainability

All ten Open venues achieve gold standard for sustainability

All ten host venues for The Open have achieved golf’s coveted global eco-label, GEO Certified®. The certification recognises clubs which have shown a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, resource efficiency and community value.

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The R&A shows its support for nine hole golf with new championship at Royal Troon

The R&A shows its support for nine hole golf with new championship at Royal Troon

The R&A is demonstrating its support for nine hole golf as an ideal way to play golf in less time whilst still doing so competitively and for handicap purposes by introducing a new championship at Royal Troon this summer.

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