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Top 5 links courses near Royal Troon

Top 5 links courses near Royal Troon

Jul 15th, 2016

Royal Troon may be hosting the 145h Open Championship, but it is by no means all that the South Ayrshire area has to offer for the golfer. We’ve had a look at what we think are the Top 5 links courses to play once you’ve taken on Royal Troon.

Royal Troon vote on women membership tonight

Royal Troon vote on women membership tonight

Jul 1st, 2016

The big day has arrived for the members of Royal Troon. The special meeting that was announced two weeks ago in the light of the appalling vote at Muirfield will go ahead tonight. And we are praying for a resounding YES.

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Royal Troon will still be men-only when it hosts The Open

Apr 7th, 2016

Royal Troon Golf Club is set to remain men-only by the time it hosts this year’s Open Championship, despite efforts by The R&A to make the game more open and appealing to women. But has The R&A found a way of avoiding the media flak?

Royal Troon vote yes to women

Royal Troon vote yes to women

Jul 1st, 2016

Royal Troon members have voted "overwhelmingly" at a special meeting to allow women to join the club. Hoorah! Welcome to the 20th century. Which the rest of us left behind 16 years ago...

Royal Troon vote set to go-ahead

Royal Troon vote set to go-ahead

Jun 2nd, 2016

Royal Troon will host a special general meeting on July 1 to consider whether to change its policy, which currently prohibits women from joining. The vote will take place just two weeks before The Open.

Back to back Royals for the Women

Back to back Royals for the Women

Aug 2nd, 2019

The AIG Women’s British Open is now set to follow Woburn Golf Club with back to back regal courses with Royal Troon added to the Championship roster for 2020 and Royal Porthcawl confirmed for 2021.  It seems therefore, that that we are set for some quality golf on iconic courses now that The R&A has taken over the women's home Championship.

Troon Open attendance well down

Troon Open attendance well down

Jul 20th, 2016

Attendance at the Open fells below that of Troon in 2004, and the R&A are blaming bad weather not the £80 entrance fee.

Troon residents to make a killing

Troon residents to make a killing

May 12th, 2016

Accommodation prices are soaring in Troon as the Open Championship looms. So if you haven’t already booked your digs, here are some of the properties that are still on offer.

The Open's Weirdest Ever Moments

The Open's Weirdest Ever Moments

Jul 17th, 2017

The Open Championship is the finest tournament in golf. But it hasn't half thrown up some odd moments over the years. From broken legs, to breaking and entry, here are the weirdest Open moments...

Visit Scotland run golf poll

Visit Scotland run golf poll

Mar 9th, 2017

VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s favourite golf holes from almost 600 courses across Scotland. 

£110 million benefit to Scotland

£110 million benefit to Scotland

Jan 28th, 2017

Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million worth of benefit to Scotland, according to an independent study announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Old and New Stars in the Mix for a Great 2017 Golf Season

Old and New Stars in the Mix for a Great 2017 Golf Season

Jan 3rd, 2017

As great as 2016 was for the world of golf – four different winners of golf’s four major championships, Justin Rose holding off Henrik Stenson in Rio for the gold medal as golf returned to the Olympic Games, and the United States winning the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008 - it’s possible that 2017 could be even better.

Open Champion caddies at Q School!

Open Champion caddies at Q School!

Dec 14th, 2016

Todd Hamilton, winner of the 2004 Open at Royal Troon, was displaying another part of his game this last weekend. He was caddying!

Scottsdale brings golf to the heart of the City

Scottsdale brings golf to the heart of the City

Jul 21st, 2016

To celebrate Open Week, and the launch of their new Canary Wharf store, our friends at Scottsdale Golf have been out and about actively trying to bring new people into the game. Here’s how they went about it.

Final round Open viewing figures drop 75%

Final round Open viewing figures drop 75%

Jul 20th, 2016

It has been confirmed that the peak TV audience for the final round of The Open dropped 75 per cent on last year's figure in the first year of broadcasting by Sky Sports.

GolfPunk Radio: Open Finale

GolfPunk Radio: Open Finale

Jul 18th, 2016

The three golf stooges talk the final day at The Open, as Henrik Stenson put in one of the all time great performances. Plus we catch up with the comings and goings at the Troon Caddyshack this week.

What’s in Beef’s bag?

What’s in Beef’s bag?

Jul 17th, 2016

We’ve been loving the adventures of Beef this weekend. Overnight he has become a modern folk hero.  Check out his 58-degree wedge – it’s 100% beef.

Henrik Stenson wins the Open

Henrik Stenson wins the Open

Jul 17th, 2016

Henrik Stenson won his first Major Championship beating Phil Mickelson in record-breaking fashion in an amazing final round of The 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Vote on the greatest Open finishes

Vote on the greatest Open finishes

Jul 14th, 2016

Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. You can watch the final five videos here. The Top 10 have been chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Enjoy the greatest finishes here, and have your say.

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumph

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumph

Jul 13th, 2016

Danny Willett, partnered with newly signed Rangers player Joey Barton, competed in a challenge that mixed golf with football, as the pair won Callaway's pre-Open competition at Ibrox in Glasgow. 

The Greatest Open Finishes

The Greatest Open Finishes

Jul 13th, 2016

Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. You can watch the first five here. We will be posting the next five tomorrow.  The Top 10 have been chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Enjoy the greatest finishes here.

The Open's greatest finishes

The Open's greatest finishes

Jul 12th, 2016

Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. Here are the Top 10, as chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Have your say now and win prizes.      

Faldo on Tiger Woods

Faldo on Tiger Woods

Jul 12th, 2016

Nick Faldo, sorry Sir Nicholas Faldo to us, has weighed into the debate about the future of Tiger Woods, who will be missing yet another Major as he sits out the Open.

9 for Rory on Postage Stamp

9 for Rory on Postage Stamp

Jul 12th, 2016

Rory's been practicing hard for the Open, and he certainly got a lot experience of playing the Postage Stamp. Check out how he got on here.

The Official 145th Open poster

The Official 145th Open poster

Jul 7th, 2016

Here's the official poster for the 145th Open at Royal Troon. We think it's a design classic, and we want one now!    

Great, great grandson of first Open winner speaks

Great, great grandson of first Open winner speaks

Jul 2nd, 2016

As The Open Championship returns to Royal Troon in a fortnight’s time, the great, great grandson of legendary Willie Park junior, the winner of the first Open which was held at nearby Prestwick 129 years ago, has spoken of the impact Troon has had on the world famous event.

Free camping at The Open if you're under 25

Free camping at The Open if you're under 25

Apr 30th, 2016

The next generation of golf fans attending The 145TH Open at Royal Troon this summer will be able to book free accommodation at The Open Camping Village. We think this is a great idea.

Lee and Jamie Qualify

Lee and Jamie Qualify

Dec 13th, 2015

Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson have both qualified for the 145th Open at Royal Troon next year.

New Improved Royal Portrush

New Improved Royal Portrush

Jul 17th, 2019

The course the best in the world will take on this week will arguably be a stiffer test to that which faced Max Faulkner when he won the Open when it was last hosted by Royal Portrush way back in 1951. It will be a slightly tougher test than when a sixteen year old Rory McIlroy took it apart when shooting 61.

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

GolfPorn: Royal Portrush

Jul 12th, 2019

The Open is less than a week away and so what better than a fine bit of Golf Porn from the fantastic links at Royal Portrush. 15th Hole,  Par 4,  426 yards

Troon appointed by Australia's Cape Wickham Golf Links

Troon appointed by Australia's Cape Wickham Golf Links

Nov 19th, 2018

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, has announce its International Division’s latest partnership with Cape Wickham Golf Links, Australia’s premier golfing destination.

Three and easy for Royal Mougins

Three and easy for Royal Mougins

Nov 13th, 2018

Royal Mougins Golf Resort is celebrating a fantastic hat-trick after being named as ‘France’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the annual World Golf Awards for the third year in a row.

Seve's Pont Royal is now a pass master

Seve's Pont Royal is now a pass master

Sep 10th, 2018

Visitors to Provence are now able to enjoy a lot more golf for their euro after Golf International Pont Royal signed up to the Provence Golf Pass, which offers savings of up to 30 per cent of tee-times in the region.

Royal Mid Surrey introduces Associate Members waiting list

Royal Mid Surrey introduces Associate Members waiting list

Sep 7th, 2018

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in Richmond, south-west London, now has a waiting list of golfers under the age of 30 wishing to join as Associate Members for the first time in the club’s long history having reached its capacity of 120 Associate Members.

Golf course upgrade enhances royal experience at Mougins

Golf course upgrade enhances royal experience at Mougins

Jun 4th, 2018

Already regarded among the premier golf venues in France, Royal Mougins Golf Resort has taken its golfing experience to new heights after implementing a comprehensive upgrade of the bunkers and irrigation system on its award-winning championship course. 

Fancy playing Royal Cinque Ports, Princes & Royal St Georges?

Fancy playing Royal Cinque Ports, Princes & Royal St Georges?

Apr 15th, 2018

If you are looking for something a bit different on the golf holiday front this year, we have discovered this amazing house in Deal which you can rent, which is right on the doorstep of Royal Cinque Ports, Princes and Royal St Georges. 

Royal Dornoch helps hold back the tide

Royal Dornoch helps hold back the tide

Apr 14th, 2018

A world-renowned golf club is supporting a pioneering project that will help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion by rebuilding natural defences.

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Royal Dornoch Visitors tee up £20,000

Feb 15th, 2018

International golfers drawn to Royal Dornoch’s famous links have helped provide a £20,000 cash boost to a number of the club’s neighbours.

Royal County Down retains title

Royal County Down retains title

Jan 14th, 2018

For only the third time ever, Golf Digest have released their World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses rankings, and at Number One it is again Royal County Down.

Troon International partners with Pravets Golf Club

Troon International partners with Pravets Golf Club

Dec 5th, 2017

Troon International has announced its latest partnership with Pravets Golf Club in Bulgaria. The 18-hole, par 72 Championship course is regarded as one of the best clubs in the country, nestled amongst the most dramatic landscape.

Troon International's new Australian project

Troon International's new Australian project

Nov 23rd, 2017

Troon International, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing has announces its latest appointment; to provide full golf course management services to the semi-private Gold Creek Country Club, in Canberra, Australia.

Record breaking crowds at Royal Birkdale

Record breaking crowds at Royal Birkdale

Jul 23rd, 2017

The R&A has  announced  that 235,000 spectators attended this year’s The Open at Royal Birkdale, making it officially the largest crowd for an Open staged outside of St Andrews.

   Amazing Grace makes Major history at Royal Birkdale

Amazing Grace makes Major history at Royal Birkdale

Jul 22nd, 2017

The golfing history books have just been rewritten at Royal Birkdale as Branden Grace shot a sensational 62 at The Open Championship to break the record for the lowest round at a Major Championship.

Changes at Royal Dornoch

Changes at Royal Dornoch

May 16th, 2017

Royal Dornoch Golf Club has completed a number of course changes in a drive for continuous improvement, and has been recently named as one of the Top 10 courses in Scotland.

Alligator battle royale

Alligator battle royale

Apr 25th, 2017

A 12–foot alligator and an 8–foot alligator battle it out on the 18th hole of Panthers Run at Ocean Ridge Plantation. This one gets ugly! 

Royal Norwich GC completes sale

Royal Norwich GC completes sale

Mar 26th, 2017

Royal Norwich Golf Club has completed the sale of its land to developer Persimmon for £17m, and with it goes a little bit of golf history. 

Royal St George's to host 2020 Open

Royal St George's to host 2020 Open

Feb 20th, 2017

The R&A has announced that the 2020 Open Championship will be staged at Royal St George's, the scene of Darren Clarke's victory in 2011.

 Royal Dornoch Golf Fund

Royal Dornoch Golf Fund

Jan 19th, 2017

The internationally–renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is continuing a drive to help its neighbours by seeking new community projects to support.

Vandals strike at Royal Musselburgh

Vandals strike at Royal Musselburgh

Dec 15th, 2016

One of the world’s oldest golf courses has been damaged by vandals who deliberately tore up one of the greens in a car. Utter cretins we say! 

Golf Voodoo at Royal Dornach

Golf Voodoo at Royal Dornach

Nov 9th, 2016

Golfers at Royal Dornach are being given spiritual advice by a Chaplain to Her Madge the Queen. Tampering with the Golf Gods is a dangerous game as we all know, so we have offered our own golf scriptures into the bargain...

Troon to manage 4ORE! Golf

Troon to manage 4ORE! Golf

Nov 2nd, 2016

Troon has been selected to manage 4ORE! Golf, a 52,000-square-foot golf and entertainment facility located in Lubbock, Texas. 

GP's Troon Course Guide

GP's Troon Course Guide

Jul 11th, 2016

Caught in a storm, GP's Editor is +13 after 9... can he pull it back on the treacherous back 9? Don't bet on it...

The last time GolfPunk took over Troon

The last time GolfPunk took over Troon

Jul 7th, 2016

GolfPunk last took over Troon at 2004's Open.  We are doing it again this year.  Here's what went on last time.... WARNING: Disturbing content.

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

The Open 2016: GolfPunk's Unique Troon Course Guide

Jul 3rd, 2016

We asked them if we could play at The Open. They said “Don’t be ridiculous.” “But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .” “We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.” “Fine,” we said,“be like that.”

Kirsten Royal:  Swingin' Siren

Kirsten Royal: Swingin' Siren

May 18th, 2016

A Texan, living in Florida, who swings it like John Daly. Say hello to your latest Swingin' Siren, Kirsten Royal.

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch

May 5th, 2016

Here's a fantastic shot of the 17th at Royal Dornoch taken on Tuesday by Getty Image's famed snapper David Cannon. 

Breaking the glass ceiling at Royal Norwich Golf Club

Breaking the glass ceiling at Royal Norwich Golf Club

Mar 24th, 2016

The Royal Norwich Golf Club has taken a major step forwards to making the sport more inclusive as they have appointed women to their four key roles. I don't know why anyone should be surprised in the wider world, but this is still golf.

Birthday time at Royal Dornoch and Brora GC

Birthday time at Royal Dornoch and Brora GC

Mar 1st, 2016

This year Royal Dornoch Golf Club is celebrating 400 years of golf being played in the town and it is also 125 years since Brora Golf Course was founded. Here’s how they are celebrating together.

Royal County Down Wins

Royal County Down Wins

Jan 6th, 2016

Congratulations to Royal County Down, which has just won a prestidgeous award for being the best course in the world.

Iconic Hotel in Troon

Iconic Hotel in Troon

Dec 4th, 2015

One of Scotland’s most iconic hotels has been sold in a multi-million pound deal that sees The Hotel Collection hand over the reins to ambitious new owners. The Marine Hotel is located on the edge of the 18th hole of the famous Royal Troon Golf Course, which will host next year’s Open Golf Championship.

Royal Portrush to hold 2019 Open Championship

Royal Portrush to hold 2019 Open Championship

Oct 20th, 2015

One of our favourite links courses, Royal Portrush is set to return to the Open Rota later today. The R&A are set to name it as the course for the 2019 Open Championship, for the first time since Max Faulkner won there in 1951.

Ex-Royal marine steps in to help raise money for the homeless

Ex-Royal marine steps in to help raise money for the homeless

Jul 21st, 2018

Aaron Moon, a former Royal Marine commando who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan, now a golfing pro hoping to become the first amputee to play on the European Tour, is joining S&G Response in their One Million Yards golfing challenge, raising money for Street Support.

Royal Mougin offers golf, glitz and glamour

Royal Mougin offers golf, glitz and glamour

Mar 26th, 2018

Golfers with a taste for the finer things in life can enjoy the many delights of the French Riviera when they stay at the exclusive Royal Mougins Golf Resort this spring.

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

A club reborn - a new history of Royal Mid Surrey

Jan 17th, 2018

‘The flames of the clubhouse fire at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in 2001 consumed not only the members’ lockers, golf clubs and dozens of prized trophies and memorabilia, but also the traditional golf club way of life.’Now its tranformation has been captured in   new book.  

La Manga granted Royal Status

La Manga granted Royal Status

Oct 28th, 2017

Spain’s five-star La Manga Club is celebrating its 45th anniversary in style after joining a select group of courses in Spain to have been granted royal status by the Spanish royal household, the ‘Casa Real – Royal House’.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal

Montgomerie Maxx Royal

May 3rd, 2017

Golfers have awarded The Montgomerie Maxx Royal with the title of Best Golf Club of Turkey in 2017, with an average rating of 8,47. 

Royal Norwich GC sells up

Royal Norwich GC sells up

Jun 15th, 2016

Royal Norwich Golf Club’s sale of its course so that 1,000 properties can be built on it is set to go ahead as planning permission has now been granted.

The Great British Open Challenge

The Great British Open Challenge

Oct 16th, 2019

Take one bike, one set of clubs, 14 different Open venues and one complete nutter and you have the ‘The Great British Open Challenge’. London-based PGA professional, Luke Willett, he with a famous golfing namesake, is to pedal his way between all the Open venues playing 18 holes at each and cycling with his clubs on his back!

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Sep 30th, 2019

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend!

Walker Cup 2019

Walker Cup 2019

Sep 9th, 2019

In near perfect conditions at Royal Liverpool, team USA showed their class in turning an overnight deficit of two points into a resounding victory by a score of 15½ to 10½. Having clinched the morning foursomes by 2½ to 1½, the American crushed the home side in the singles 8-2.