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Royal Troon Portland Course

Royal Troon's second golf course, opened in 1895, is shorter and friendlier than the Championship course. Gorse and broom frame a challenge that does not let you go without a fight - there are four par-5s on the back nine. The Portland course hosted qualifying for the European Open in 1979.

Although a links course, the Portland is a little more sheltered than the Old Course and, of course, shorter. The holes meander through terrain filled with gorse and broom and has a generous helping of Par 3s, five in all. This is tempered however, with four Par 5s, all of which are on the back nine.

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