Previously used as an Open Championship qualifying course, where in 1962, Jack Nicklaus qualified for his first Open at Royal Troon.
Lochgreen is said to be the best of the trio at Troon Links, running parallel at points to Royal Troon and with several holes that are reminiscent of its royal neighbour.
Lochgreen is predominately a links course, with a small stretch of holes of a more parkland character, at 6785 yards it is also the longest of the three courses.
The Lochgreen has also been used as an Open Championship qualifying course, where in 1962, Jack Nicklaus qualified for his first Open at Royal Troon.
Ratings taken from R&A Course Rating
|Tee||Gender||Par||Course Rating||Slope Rating||Front 9||Back 9|
|White||Male||74||72.5||122||37.2 / 125.0||35.3 / 119.0|
|Yellow||Male||74||71.1||120||36.5 / 122.0||34.6 / 118.0|
|Red||Male||70||69.3||116||35.6 / 118.0||33.7 / 114.0|
|Yellow||Female||76||77.1||136||39.7 / 140.0||37.4 / 131.0|
|Red||Female||75||75.3||133||38.7 / 137.0||36.6 / 128.0|
I played Lochgreen twice in sunshine last week and that was my best golf experiences ever. Extremely well maintained fairways and greens. Nasty (good) bunkers. Good tees and overall a very good golf atmosphere. Very good views over the Royal Troon and the famous clubhouse on the 5 – 8 holes. Very challenging holes and the overriding feeling of playing a course which is something special.