The R&A has appointed two new starters for The Open, Read more “New Starters Announced for The Open at Royal Troon”
Royal Troon Golf Club hosted its ninth Open Championship in 2016, a tradition that began with its first in 1923. Found five miles north of Prestwick on Scotland’s west coast, the club was founded in 1878. Read more “Royal Troon Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland”
It has been announced by the Royal and Ancient that the 2016 British Open will be held at Royal Troon. The event was last held there in 2004 when Todd Hamilton shocked the golfing world to edge out Ernie Els in a playoff.
The 2016 Open is due to play a big part in four very high profile years for Scottish golf with the 2013 Open being held at Muirfield, the 2014 Ryder Cup being held at Gleneagles and the 2015 Open being held on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
For details on how to attend the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, onboard the fantastic Azamara Quest – including 5 rounds of fantastic golf in 3 different countries – please click here.
The Barceló Troon Marine Hotel has appointed Robert MacGillvray as their new head chef in its Fairways Restaurant. It’s the first time in 42 years they’ve had to appoint someone to the position, so it’s bound to add an exciting and new aspect to the hotel’s restaurant. Kevin has been in the industry for 30 years and has a wealth of experience; having worked in some of Scotland’s best kitchens (including Lochgreen House and Ballathie House). He focuses on traditional Scottish flavours with a modern twist and has twice been voted Scottish Chef of the Year (2000 & 2002), as well as being the President of the ‘Federation of Chefs Scotland’…so it’s a move which can only be a good thing for the hotel.
The restaurant itself is in a spectacular location within the hotel; overlooking Royal Troon Golf Club, with great views over to the Isle of Arran; it’s the perfect place to enjoy the sunset and a fantastic evening meal after a day on one of the area’s great links courses. If you’d like to make a reservation in advance of your trip to Scotland, please don’t hesitate to contact your Golf Travel Specialist, who will be happy to do so.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.