The Postage Stamp voted Scotland’s Best Par 3
Tuesday 25 April 2017
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 and hidden golfing gems.
The poll asked golfers to vote for the best opening and closing holes, a best Par 3, 4 and 5, as well as the best view and a best overall hole from a selection of shortlisted holes across the country. The poll highlighted both what makes Scotland’s famous courses so iconic and invited entrants to support local heroes and suggest their favourite golf holes.
Originally called ‘Ailsa’ due to its stunning views across to the rocky Ailsa Craig, the 8th hole at Royal Troon was renamed when William Park, writing in Golf Illustrated described the putting surface as “skimmed down to the size of a Postage Stamp”. The shortest hole in Open Championship golf, this one is not for the faint-hearted with many of the world’s top golfers coming to misery here on the 8th.
The full results of Visit Scotland's poll can be found at The Best Golf Holes in Scotland.
Royal Troon Golf Club, Tuesday 25 April 2017