ard half of Royal Troon is widely accepted as the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota. Royal Troon has the shortest and longest holes in Open Championship golf. The world-renowned 8th hole, famously nicknamed ‘The Postage Stamp’ and pictured below, measures only 123 yards but is guarded by 2 cavernous bunkers, one of which is named ‘The Coffin’ .. enter in at your own peril! On the other hand, the 6th hole measures 601 yards and is the most challenging of par 5’s… Scottish golf at its finest. A 9-time host of the Open Championship, Royal Troon hosted the tournament in 2016, giving us historic final round between Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson– a two-man race to the finish in one of the most memorable finals since the Duel in the Sun in 1977.