Founded in 1973, the club offers affordable, friendly and competitive golf with regular competitions and events throughout the year. The club has its own clubrooms, exclusive tee times and is affiliated to the SGU. Like many clubs in Scotland, including St Andrews, the golf club is managed independently of the golf courses and our club is attached to the Troon Links complex, owned and managed by South Ayrshire Council and located right in the centre of Troon.
Troon Links offers three golf courses with varying degrees of challenge. Lochgreen is the longest course (Par 74) with five par fives but it is set up for enjoyment with wide fairways and excellent greens. Darley (Par 71) is shorter than Lochgreen but provides a more varied and testing challenge with tighter fairways and gorse to contend with as well as challenging carries across the Darley burn which meanders through the course. Fullarton is the shortest course (Par 64) and is popular with seniors, ladies and juniors but still poses a challenge to all with its smaller greens and some testing par threes. All courses are relatively flat with easy walking and have some stunning views of Royal Troon, the Clyde coast and Arran.
Gents competitions are held on Saturdays and Sundays each week during the winter months with Wednesday competitions every week in summer and once a month in winter. Ladies hold regular competitions on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year and the Seniors section have their competitions on Fridays. There are also Scratch and Senior teams who play in local leagues against other Ayrshire clubs.
The club is proud of its thriving junior section which has introduced countless youngsters to the game, including some of who have gone on to represent their country at international and Walker Cup level and some going on to make a living as teaching, club and touring professionals. The juniors hold their competitions over Fullarton on Fridays between April and September.
The club has a pre-junior section of the club called “Seven Wonders” which is aimed at giving younger children the chance to play for fun on a proper golf course. They play on Friday evenings during the summer over seven (shortened) holes on Fullarton.