Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 18

The final hole at Troon plays 458 yards into wind to the green which sits right in front of the clubhouse

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

Royal Troon Golf Club Hole by Hole: Hole 18

Hole 18 - Par 4 - 458 yards

The finishing hole is named 'Craigend' which is an old farm which Troon now sits on.

The key to the tee shot is to avoid the three bunkers down the left by playing your drive towards the one down the right at 312 yards which shouldn't be reachable into wind.

Royal Troon Golf Club

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From there it's about avoiding the five pot bunkers surrounding the 39 yard-long green which sits right in front of the clubhouse.

Don't be long here otherwise you'll be O.O.B.

A truly testing final hole.

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV