Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 17

The long par-3 17th plays into wind and is known as 'Rabbit'

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A guide to the seventeenth hole on the Old Course at Royal Troon ahead of the 145th Open Championship

Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 17

Hole 17 - Par 3 - 220 yards

The 17th is known as 'Rabbit' due to the number of rabbits and hares in the area.

This long par-3 plays around 220-yards into the prevailing wind.

Royal Troon Golf Club

The 17th hole. Credit: 'Strokesaver' - Golf's number one course guide

There are five bunkers guarding the putting surface - two short-left and three short-right - which are all below the level of the green which drops down on either side.

A very tricky hole and a birdie here come Sunday could clinch the Claret Jug.

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