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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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?

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 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.

35,000 tee time bookings and counting

35,000 tee time bookings and counting

Mar 1st, 2019

More than 35,000 rounds of golf that were played on Troon International courses in 2018 were booked via its new tee time booking app, a service launched to revolutionise the way golfers secure their start times in late 2017.

 Golf in Abu Dhabi Produces a January to Remember

Golf in Abu Dhabi Produces a January to Remember

Feb 1st, 2019

Abu Dhabi was once again at the centre of the golfing world this January; as all eyes turned to the Middle East to watch some of the top golfers in the world descend onto some of the best-conditioned courses on the circuit.

Els Club Dubai set for exciting new changes

Els Club Dubai set for exciting new changes

Dec 20th, 2018

The Els Club Dubai, one of Troon International Division’s marquee destinations, is set to further bolster its already impressive offering following three exciting new announcements.

World Golfing Stars Lead Celebrations

World Golfing Stars Lead Celebrations

Apr 30th, 2018

Ernie Els, Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and stars of the LET were on hand for an historic weekend at Saudi Arabia’s first championship golfing destination.

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...

Ernie Els and Vijay Singh

Ernie Els and Vijay Singh

May 6th, 2017

The Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley Course is celebrating its official opening. It is the creation of a unique partnership between fellow Major Champions Ernie Els and Vijay Singh.

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. 

Golf's Most Powerful Man (P1/2)

Golf's Most Powerful Man (P1/2)

Mar 5th, 2017

Dana Garmany was recently named the Most Powerful Man In Golf. He is founder and CEO of Troon Golf, the largest third party manager of golf and Club operations in the world. But that's not why he's Our Kinda Soldier. He's out to change golf for the better... (Part one of three)

£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.

Chelsea Lynn Pezzola: Sunday Siren

Chelsea Lynn Pezzola: Sunday Siren

Jan 22nd, 2017

Chelsea Pezzola is a University of Michigan graduate gunning for a place on the LPGA!! Here's what she has been up to of late, including her trip to the Omega Ladies Masters in Dubai.

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!    

The Foozler Goes Caddying

The Foozler Goes Caddying

Jul 6th, 2016

They might look like a bunch of ne’erdowells, but these golfing pirates of the Royal & Ancient (i.e. caddies) are the heart and soul of golf. The Foozler investigates  

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.

Monty qualifies for the Open

Monty qualifies for the Open

Jun 29th, 2016

Get in there, Monty!! Big Col will play at the Open for The first time since 2010 after qualifying to play at his home course at Royal Troon. And so has Original GolfPunk James Heath!

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.

Golf's Most Powerful Man (P2/2)

Golf's Most Powerful Man (P2/2)

Jan 30th, 2016

We figured we could learn a lot from Golf's Most Powerful Man. What we didn't bank on was finding a kindred spirit who wants to change golf in many of the same ways as we do at GolfPunk. His name is Dana Garmany, founder and CEO of Troon Golf. We went to meet him at Troon HQ in Scottsdale Arizona.  It was quite a day.

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.

Gareth Bale building his own golf course

Gareth Bale building his own golf course

Nov 26th, 2015

What does Gareth Bale do when he's not growing his hair, wearing Alice bands, playing indifferently at Real Madrid, and waiting on that call from Manchester United? Well he's playing golf. And now he's building his own three hole course.

Twilight Open Tickets

Twilight Open Tickets

Nov 13th, 2015

New ticket and pricing options have been introduced for the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon, including a new twilight ticket and a £10 reduction in the price of an adult daily pass bought in advance. A limited number of twilight tickets will be on offer for the first time at Royal Troon in 2016, giving spectators entry to the course on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 from 4pm onwards for £25.

Uptown Golf Funk

Uptown Golf Funk

Oct 23rd, 2015

Mark Ronson last night played a gig at a golf club. It wasn't the captains annual dinner and dance though. And there was definitely no jacket and tie required. Instead they were playing the first Green Grooves Abu Dhabi concert.

Brandi's Happy Juice

Brandi's Happy Juice

Sep 14th, 2015

Got the Monday morning blues? Never fear, we have a short term solution all the way from the Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale. This'll put bullets in your revolver, Brandi's Happy Juice. Take it away Brandi!