Book your next golf tee time at Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course. I have typically played it as alternate shot after a round on the Old course or as a shamble, so to be fair I have yet to play my own ball on it. The mobile planner is a GPS-enabled planner designed for smartphones and tablets. Respond to above review  However it is a golf course you should play if you are trying to fit in a round of golf before sunset or if you are playing with women or men who do not hit the ball more than 220 yards off the tee. The Old course at Royal Troon is not often lauded by many. Respond to above review  Terrific layout great conditions and a perfect compliment to the Old course. Courses near Royal Troon- Portland Course Description Although a links course, the Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. Troon was founded in 1878 as a five-hole golf course following a meeting in the local pub by a group of golf enthusiasts. It was Charlie Hunter, Keeper of the Green at Prestwick, who laid out the original course and a few of his greens are still in play today.George Strath, Troon's first professional, later extended the course to twelve holes and then to eighteen by 1884. I completely agree with you. Whilst at Troon, the Club received advice from Dr. MacKenzie on remodelling the bunker at the 10th hole of the Old Course. UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers. I am not saying that it is a bad course, in fact, there are some nice holes on it and all the par 3’s are strong, I just find it a bit bland, and I don’t think it is worth it’s £120 day ticket fee. The 2D and 3D planners are full-featured planners designed for laptops and workstations. Darley, Lochgreen and Fullarton play alongside Royal Troon, Portland and Barassie to form a group of six courses that encircle the famous golfing town of Troon. Latitude: 55.532328. Detailed information; Accommodation; Things to do; Nearby courses; A links course designed by Willie Fernie which meanders through gorse and broom. I can honestly say I have played every course in Ayrshire and Portland is in my Top 10. There is nothing particularly wrong with the course but given the price paid I would have expected better. Location. Its second course, the Portland, also an 18-hole layout from 1895, but significantly shorter than the Old Course, was redesigned in 1921 by world-renowned architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.The Portland is also of very high standard. The golf course does lack the bunkers that one would find on a much better course, both along the fairway and surrounding the greens. Was this review helpful? Portland Course, Royal Troon Golf Club Ayrshire, Scotland See all breaks overview The Portland Course, also a links, is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. For me, the proximity of the Old Course and views across the fairways and famous landmarks only improved my enjoyment of Portland. This hidden gem is right up there with its neighbouring Open Championship course. Given that this is course is part of the Royal Troon brand, I was expecting more. Copyright 2020 Golf Advisor. 0 people found this review helpful The 11th is the first of back-to-back par fives on the inward half and is probably the best hole on the course. 0 people found this review helpful You will be making a mistake if you overlook this hidden gem. The Portland Course at Royal Troon Golf Club came about in June of 1895, though it was called the Relief Course until 1924. Respond to above review  Scroll for more View Courses Scroll for more View The Open Scroll for more View The Club Scroll for more View News Was this review helpful? 18 holes, 70 par, 6289 yards. There are some terrific holes such as the dog-leg 3rd, the longish par 5 11th and the par 3 16th, with the 17th being a very tough hole with a ditch running along the left with gorse along the right. Key Features. 0 people found this review helpful The green complexes at 2, 6, 8, 13 and 16 make for compelling holes and the dog-leg third is a beauty too. I am afraid that feeling pervades to it’s wee sister course, the Portland (I say sister because I think it was, and still is, set aside predominately for the lady members). See other reviews from Billy. 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. Royal Troon Portland Course Tel: 01292 311555 Address: Craigend Road, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6EP. The second links at Troon, the “Portland” created by Fernie in 1895 and formerly known as the Relief course, has its moments of excellence too but undeniably plays second fiddle by some margin. All in all Portland is a decent track with some great holes but notably some weak holes, like the 1st, 9th and 12th. We are a growing community that focuses on travelling, exploring and sharing knowledge about the UK. Hurry, our best deals go fast! Great conditioning when I played Aug 2012. I suspect many golf tourists pushed to fit in Prestwick, Turnberry etc. Earn reward points good toward future tee times. If it was a stand alone course it would certainly be rated higher ! Type: Links Length: 6349 Par: 72 Telephone: 01292 311555 . My stand out holes on the front 9 are the 3rd, a tough cookie where an accurate drive to the angle of the dog leg is required if you want to make the green, and the 4th, the first of the par 3’s with a tough to hold undulating green. Longitude:-4.650912. See other reviews from Jim McCann. The best of the golf is away from the area around the clubhouse where the 1st, 9th, 10th, 11th and 18th are located. The Portland Course, also a links, is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. Royal Troon Portland was named after the Dukes of Portland, whose coal mines and docks made Troon rich during the 1800s. Was this review helpful? Once we head into the heart of the links there is some good golf to be had. See other reviews from Martin Jordan, Respond to above review  Portland Course. Book Hot Deals tee times and receive 100% weather protection at Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course. Possibly the most underrated course in Scotland. Links. Discount tee times are available at Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course. This is a brilliant golf 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. Also at Royal Troon is the 18-hole Portland course (par-71, 6,289 yds from back tees). It is located slightly further inland and further north than the Old Course, with no holes bordering the Firth of Clyde; it has its own clubhouse. The front nine were visually much stronger in my opinion with 3-8 the strongest stretch on the course, but I enjoyed every hole. Course Description. Jeans, tee-shirts, training or sports shoes and shorts are not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the Courses. 1 person found this review helpful The course was in great condition and for much of the course there was good variety between the holes. How to get there: 6 miles N of Ayr. See other reviews from Mark White. Bounded to the south by the Old course and to the north by the Troon-Ayr single-track railway, the Portland is a tad flatter and more compact than the Old course. I’d forgotten about the ditch running diagonally across the 15th hole (it has to be avoided again laterally at the 17th) and promptly drove straight into it – with one of my better drives too! Hole 1 | Danderin' Inn View See hole 2 below Hole 2 | Kyle View See hole 3 below Hole 3 | Whins View See Portland is a good track, although obviously overshadowed by its more illustrious neighbor. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR. Ed is the founder of Golf Empire – click the link to read his full review. The Old Course is the championship layout at Royal Troon. 1 person found this review helpful The holes meander through terrain filled with gorse and broom and has a generous helping of par 3s, five in all. We aim to give you the most useful golf course planners and visualization tools available today. I am always loathed to write negative reviews (I suppose it is all about opinions) so I feel compelled to finish on a positive, the magnificent refurbished clubhouse which can only be described as magnificent. Royal Troon Golf Club's Portland course is a fine links layout that is, unfortunately, totally overshadowed by the championship Old course. The newly refurbished clubhouse across the road is great. Darley – recently tamed, but still recognised as one of the most challenging courses to play to your handicap. 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. Click here to find out where Royal Troon ranks in Golf World's Top 100 Golf Resorts Europe Royal Troon's second golf course, the Portland course opened in 1895 and is more inland than it's Open-hosting neighbour. 0 people found this review helpful No. Portland will always be the “Relief” course for Royal Troon, but that’s not to say that it’s not worth playing, because it is, it’s just that it’s not quite the “Real” thing. Some great holes that are aesthetically pleasing. Steer clear of the gorse and railway line on the early holes, avoid the ditches on some of the closing holes and keep out of the cleverly positioned bunkers all during the round to have a good chance of playing to handicap on a very fair and somewhat understated test of golf. The layout lacks excitement and there are no spectacular holes. Although a links course, the Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. 0 people found this review helpful Try the Royal Troon golf course for yourself and see what real championship golf is all about. A very warm welcome and I would return. Troon’s Portland Course, originally laid out by Willie Fernie in 1895, was redesigned by Dr Alister MacKenzie in 1921 and was used for qualifying in The Open in 1923. Hole number 3 is a real tester as you cannot see the slight left dog leg that the fairway takes from the tee. The scorecard is based on the tee, pin and target positions shown on the map. Sure it has some nice holes (The Postage Stamp is fantastic) and it does have a real aura about it but I feel that there is an element of the Emperors new clothes about it. Dr Alister MacKenzie is thought to have had a hand in reworking some of the holes at this time. The Portland is laid out in two loops of nine holes, each of which return to two clubhouses – one exclusively for ladies – that are separate from the main Royal Troon clubhouse. Troon Portland is firmly amongst the ranks of the toughest courses for girls and ladies anywhere in Scotland. None of them are difficult without facing a strong wind. The Troon Golf Club sprung up way back in 1878 and quickly attracted golfers from all over to the Old Course, then the new golf course, of course, which still provides a real golf exam. Book now and save up to 80% at Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course. The 11th, in my opinion is the best on the course, a genuine 3 shoter where your second shot has to favour the left side if you want to make birdie. Although it's shorter than its sister course and sheltered more inland, Royal Troon Golf Club Scotland provides a satisfyingly testing experience for every golfer. 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