Royal Troon Golf Club - The Portland Course

3.5714285714 3.6 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6349 yards
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Jeans, tee-shirts, training or sports shoes and shorts are not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the Courses.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Delta

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6349 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6162 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 75 5811 yards N/A N/A

The Portland Course at Royal Troon Golf Club came about in June of 1895, though it was called the Relief Course until 1924.

The Portland Course at Royal Troon Golf Club is a links golf course, and it is more sheltered and shorter than the Old Course, with holes that make their way over land covered by gorse and broom and has five par-3 holes.

Save some strength for the back nine on the Portland Course at Royal Troon Golf Club: It has the golf course's par-5 holes - all four of them.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 1.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer


waynerepton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Given that this is course is part of the Royal Troon brand, I was expecting more. There is nothing particularly wrong with the course but given the price paid I would have expected better. The layout lacks excitement and there are no spectacular holes. There are better courses for less than half the price as part of Troon Links.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I don't recommend this course

"Surprised and impressed"

t2058806511's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had read reviews on line that suggested that the course lies in the shadows of it big brother. For me, the proximity of the Old Course and views across the fairways and famous landmarks only improved my enjoyment of Portland. The course was in great condition and for much of the course there was good variety between the holes. The front nine were visually much stronger in my opinion with 3-8 the strongest stretch on the course, but I enjoyed every hole. A very warm welcome and I would return.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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