Troon Links - Darley

3.9588823529 4.0 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6321 yards
  • Layout

  • Harling Dr, Troon, Scotland KA10 6NF, South Ayrshire
  • +44 (0) 1292 616255
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  • www.troonlinksgolf.com
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Year built: 1910
Type: Public
Style: Links

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: No vests, sleeveless t-shirts, football shirts, torn denim or dirty work wear permitted. Shoes should not damage the golf greens, golf shoes are preferred although trainers are permitted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Men 71 6321 yards N/A N/A
Ladies 73 5681 yards N/A N/A

The first Troon Municipal Darley Golf Course dates from about 1910, though the current one, with its original bogey par of 71 opened June 9, 1951.

Troon Links - Darley plays shorter than Lochgreen, meaning a tight round of golf with heather and gorse clogging the edges of several fairways, and an easy enough start makes the tests between the fifth and 15th holes all the more frustrating.

Shoot straight on Troon Links - Darley, as, in addition to the heather and gorse, there's plenty of whin.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

25 out of 27 reviews


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"This could be amazing!"


t665703980's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a great layout with very good greens! Come on council sort all the rabbit holes and tees!! This has been the same for the 32 years I have been coming down to play this course! Garbage around the course has improved but I would make the high school come out once a week with a work party and pick up all the rubbish they throw on the course! This is such a great layout and is an amazing track let down by rabbit holes everywhere, rubbish and dog Shi*te. Love the new club house!! Tees are also a mess!! Lots of work rebuilding bunkers so the are trying but all the tees need dug up and replaced. Love this course and so sad to see it in this condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Value."


u5248798's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love the Darley. Always a great test and in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Troon Darley"


t557898682's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

What a fantastic day . Course immaculate, like a spring day. What condition the course for 28th December. Can't wait to back try the other 2 courses over the winter period.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day at Troon"


u639657880's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Went to Troon as my own course in Glasgow was unplayable due to fog and cold temperature (winter greens ) as usual when we arrived at Troon the weather was totally fine no fog and no winter greens and no fairway mats . The course was in good condition for this time of year and the greens were great to putt on . The cantina was good the staff are quick, friendly and efficient and the food is tasty and reasonably priced . Definitely worth a visit at any time of the year . The staff are all very friendly and same in the pro shop . I would highly recommend a trip to Troon to play the Darley or Lochgreen I’ve never played the Fullerton but I’m sure it’s also a good experience .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A trip down Memory Lane"


Swingeasy62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having played the Troon municipals as a teenager it was nice to reacquaint myself with an old favourite. Benign weather meant that the course was the challenge alone, and there are some holes where tee shot positioning is critical. For a late November day the greens were in excellent condition and pretty fast too. All in all an excellent day's golf that was a credit to the Links management.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Darley has gone downhiill!"


Johnc17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing Darley GC for many years and I was disappointed to see it in the condition it was in yesterday. On first arrival the course looks great with the newly renovated clubhouse, but the first thing that struck us was how empty to car park was. We'd normally be struggling to find a parking space. It seemed like we had the course to our self with no one in front or behind us.

Out on the course, the greens were okay but it was the condition of the fairways that were the big surprise, very patchy and bare in a lot of places. My playing partner and I commented on how few good lies we had on the fairways.

When we last played the course about 6 months ago, it was very tidy and the course condition was great, but yesterday there was rubbish all over the place, dog walkers seemed to be everywhere (we watched one guy with 4 dogs letting them have the run of one of the fairways right at the 4th green).

Overall really disappointed in the condition of one of my favourite courses!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Paulhemphi's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



t1459775096's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good test of golf"


u767100329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent day at darly golf course, Tee offs has to be accurate or you will be punished


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dangerous Darley!"


t463829129's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course does 2 things....

1 - makes you feel foolish as its very difficult

2 - makes you feel like a tour pro with 1 good shot.

Its a course you will rarely to never find in bad condition. Greens are superb.

Staff are great and welcoming. Members always help rather than criticise. Id pay to play here anytime


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good day"


mikedewar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this round, first time I have played this but would play again. The set up and hospitality were first class and despite some adverse weather late in the round, really enjoyed this experience


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"TEST YOUR SKILL"


t261647146's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

Great course in every way.

Challenging to say the least. 4th hardest course in Scotland to play to handicap.

Every hole is different and a great links layout.

Superb condition considering the time of year.

A credit to the green keepers.

This is a true test of links golf with tight, Gorse lined, undulating fairways,

At a fraction of the price you would pay at the so called big named clubs on the Ayrshire course.

10/10 value for money and quality.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Troon microclimate"


u639657880's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Darley on 2nd of Jan in good weather conditions . It was raining all the way down from Glasgow but by the time we got to Troon the rain had halted ,although it was a bit breezy. A quick coffee and roll and sausage served by the helpful friendly staff in the cantina and then on to the course. The course had full greens on and was in really good condition for the time of year . A bit of run on the fairways and the greens ran pretty fast . All in all a worthwhile experience especially as most of the Glasgow courses will be waterlogged or closed or on winter greens and fairway mats . Cost £20 . Next year I will take out the winter membership deal I think !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great winter day out"


John3547493's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition for time of year. Revamped facilities are lovely and food was very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Darley"


u639657880's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here because my course in Glasgow was iced over and unplayable . Drove down from Glasgow 35/40 mins and couldn’t believe how mild it was and the great condition of all the courses at Troon . The Darley was on full greens , Lochgreen had 2 temporary greens . £21.00 quid each for a great course no fairway mats and full greens ! Superb . The staff at reception and in the busy cafeteria were all pleasant and helpful and it beats Xmas shopping hands down ;)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, excellent condition"


t1132903325's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although I live locally, this is the first time I've played this course. For this time of year the course was in immaculate condition. It was a tough course to play, but enjoyable none the less. Will definitely be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great condition for the time of year."


u182413509's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent value for money Course that was in very good condition (particularly the greens) given the time of year that we played.

Will def play again.

Gary


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Troon experience"


Stefboy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the darly course. Brilliant condition. But very very busy. 4hrs 40 mins. Finished in the moon light


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Still learning"


u030944661's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very challenging course for the golfer who is can still hit a round in the high 90s.

I played this course with two freinds who I think enjoyed it more than me(I still enjoyed it)because they have better control over their driving to keep them out of trouble.

Definitely a course to revisit and put developing skills to the test.

Condition of the course was exemplary to other municipal courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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