Ah, Royal Troon. We played it four years ago on a day that was so wet, dark and windy, it made it nearly impossible to appreciate. We scheduled it again, hoping for a better day, and we were rewarded with a beautiful day, sunny and mild. The outward nine, in my opinion, is the better half, particularly the beautiful number 7, a par four with magnificent views from the tee, a dogleg right that is stunning all the way through. You follow that up with the revered 8, the Postage Stamp, which might be the shortest hole in championship golf, but it is certainly not the easiest. The back nine I found a bit more mundane, but I'm sure it must be aesthetically more pleasing from the back tees and will provide a great test for next year's Open Championship.
Date: June 30, 2015