West Scotland, Royal Troon Golf Club and the town of Troon will play host to the world of Golf as host of the 145th Open Championships.
Once again, the best Golfers in the world will congregate in Ayrshire as the Royal Troon Golf Club host the competition for the ninth time in its history. Last held in the town in 2004, Troon Yacht Haven was buzzing with motorboats, superyachts and keen onlookers as the world’s superstars and media descended on the marina.
Commenting on the events in 2004, Marina Manager Stephen Bennie said, “It was quite surreal that our picturesque town suddenly takes centre-stage with camera crews, helicopters, blimps and super yachts all becoming Troon residents for the week!”
Royal Troon Golf Club lies less than two miles south of the marina with regular busses running from the harbour along South Beach. The marina will no doubt be another popular location for accommodation and boats during the competition week of 14th – 17th July 2016. With approaches available at all states of the tide, Troon harbour is easily accessible by boat or ferry. Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Glasgow International Airport are both within 30 minutes travel by road and rail, thus making Troon one of the most accessible marinas on the west coast of Scotland
How to get to the marina
Similarly to 2004, marina berths and accommodation in Troon are expected to be fully booked by the end of 2015 with fans, professionals and the media all hoping to be in the best location for the golfing week. Troon Yacht Haven has 400 berths all fully serviced with water, electricity and free Wi-Fi. The marina can accommodate boats and super yachts up to 50m LOA.
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History of the Open Championships in Troon
2016 will be the ninth time Royal Troon has hosted the Open Championship having first hosting in 1923. The stunning yet challenging links Old Course has played host to all the major golfing greats over the years, but only a selected few have won the event including Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Mark Calcavecchia. Of the current era, Phil Mickelson finished an agonising 2nd place in 2004 in Troon before eventually winning the competition nine years later at Muirfield. Despite winning the competition at other venues, Rory Mcilroy and Tiger Woods are yet to conquer Ayrshire’s finest golf course and are fully expected to play the 2016 championships.
Spectator information, including ticket prices, timings and gate opening times will be published on the Royal Troon 2016 Open website later this year.