Ayrshire is one of best links golf destinations globally with top links courses including Turnberry, Royal Troon and Western Gailes. The first Open Championship in Scotland took place at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860, and the towns of Troon and Prestwick provide golfers with a selection of pubs and restaurants to enjoy fine local produce and of course a ‘wee dram.’
Lochgreen is part of a collection of courses owned by the Troon Links.
In 1962 When the Open Championship was held at neighbouring Royal Troon, Jack Nicklaus qualified for the Open at Lochgreen.
The Lochgreen course is a bit of a monster at Par 74 that varies between traditional Links golf and has various holes that somewhat resemble a classic heathland.
With a good number of golf holes that are reminiscent of Royal Troon, this is a very traditional and fair golf course. A par 74 will allow higher handicapped golfers the chances of scoring well with several very scorable Par 5’s. Therefore we recommend Lochgreen is well worth a visit whilst on a Golf Tour in Ayrshire.
4th Hole | Par 4. The 4th hole is a traditional-looking par four with is drivable for the big hitters at just under 300 yards. With a raised green set up on a ridge and protected by bunkers just short of the putting surface which may distract you from taking the big stick.