2023 Open comes to Troon

A century after staging the Open for the first time, Royal Troon will host the 152nd Open Championship in 2023.

The last time The Open was held at Royal Troon was in 2016, when Henrik Stenson triumphed over Phil Mickelson in a head to head battle for the ages. Both players played magnificent golf all week, producing record scores to par during an unforgettable event.

With his win in 2016, Stenson became a member of an exclusive club of Royal Troon Open winners, all of whom winning their titles in memorable style over the past century.

The Swede joined Arthur Havers, Bobby Locke, Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Tom Watson, Mark Calcavecchia, Justin Leonard and Todd Hamilton as Open champions on this classic course.

The world’s best golfers will all be vying for a chance to join that illustrious list in 2023, as they look to write their own piece of history and become Champion Golfer of the Year.

What makes Royal Troon so special?

Set foot on the greens of Royal Troon, founded back in 1878 and considered one of the most challenging links courses in the world, and you can feel the history in every blade of grass. From the epic challenge of The Old Course to the meandering wonders of The Portland Course, Royal Troon has something to offer golfers of every ability.

Signature hole

The 8th – William Park, writing in Golf Illustrated once described its green as “a pitching surface skimmed down to the size of a postage stamp.” The name stuck. One of golf’s most iconic par threes.

a golf bunker at sunset on the coast of Scotland

Fancy planning a golfing holiday?

With over 50 courses – including three Open Championship venues – to choose from, Ayrshire is the ideal place for a golf holiday. Grab our guide to planning an unforgettable golfing holiday here.

The Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry

Other adventures

Looking for more adventures to undertake on your next trip to Ayrshire? Check out our guides to the incredible walking and cycling routes, fantastic food and drink, and legendary golf courses on the doorstep of the Salt Lodge at Troon Yacht Haven!