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What we say...
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Strong points: You're playing on classic linksland, with great turf, and it's hard to believe you can play for less than a tenner mid-week with 2-Fore!-1. Weak points: Some parts of the course were not in the best nick. And because it's extremely popular, it's extremely busy. Star hole is the long par-4 5th, You're firing into an undulating green impressively framed by pine trees.
Course: 71 par
Course Style: Links
Green Fees: Mon-Fri: £20 (round). Sat-Sun: £25 (round)
Course Length: 6,360 yards (5,815 metres)
Difficulty: Medium 11-20
Course Membership: Municipal
- Buggy Hire
- Trolley Hire
- Driving Range
- Dress Code
- Practice Green
- Club Hire
- Pro Shop
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If you are the kind of golfer who relishes a challenge then Darley is the course for you!
Darley is a true links as in the wildcat variety. It has feline ferocity and abounds with the renowned Scottish hazards of heather, gorse and whin. Although not as long as Lochgreen, it is a tough test of golf, demanding the most accurate of drives.
The original Darley course seems to date from around 1910 and the present course with an original bogey (par) of 71 was opened on June 9th 1951. The course was recently rated as the fourth most difficult in Scotland to play to your handicap on if you score well here you have played very well indeed.
What Golf World says...
Some on the panel felt Troon was fortunate to withstand the claims of North Berwick and Castle Stuart and hang onto its top-10 status. But that it did, with others hailing the holes around the turn – where the Postage Stamp is the most famous – among the dunes, gorse and alongside the railway line.
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Can't believe this is a municiple