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The Open Golf Championships is nearly here!

Everything you need to know about The Open in Troon

Troon weekender golf championship claret jug

06 July 2016

If you're visiting Troon for the 2016 Open Golf Championship, then here is an overview of everything you'll need to know including the course, the championships, the local area and travel advice!


Troon is easily accessible by air, road, rail and sea. Prestwick Airport and Glasgow International Airport are both less than an hour from Troon. Trains run from Troon train station to Ayr and Glasgow Central multiple times per hour. During the week of the golf, there are car restrictions around the town but public parking for cars, mini buses and motorbikes is provided. Please follow the event signs accordingly

Read our guide to getting to Troon

The Course

Royal Troon Golf Club is at the southern end of the town, overlooking South Beach. Founded in 1878, the 2016 championships will be the ninth time the club has hosted The Open. The course is a pleasant ten minute walk from Troon Yacht Haven along South Beach.

Find out more about The Open

Around Troon

There is much more to Troon than just the golf. While visiting Troon, you'll find stunning scenery, fascinating history, great restaurants and beautiful country parks everywhere you look. 

Read our Local Area Guide

So who will win?

The world's best golfers will be playing in Troon and any number of players could be this year's winner. Rory McIlory, Jason Day, Jordon Speith and Dustin Johnson will all be in Troon along with the winner of The Open 2015 in St Andrews Zach Johnson. The last time Troon hosted The Open in 2004, little-known American Todd Hamilton beat Ernie Els in a play-off to win the trophy.

How to watch

Tickets are available to watch all four days of the championships from the course. There are also discounted tickets for the build-up days (Sunday 10th - Wednesday 14th July), twilight prices and grandstand seating.

Buy tickets

If you're unable to attend the golf in person, Sky Sports will be broadcasting the entire event live.

Photo of TV studio credit Rhodri Price