The 18 Best Holes in Scotland
The famous Road Hole bunker (the bunker of the 17th hole) has probably ruined more scorecards than any other hazard in the game.
Known as the "Postage Stamp", the 8th at Royal Troon is the shortest hole in British Open golf, combining seemingly innocent distance with calamitous penalty. Its small size, the putting surface surrounded by five bunkers and the masked wind effects are the Postage Stamp's strongest defenses.
Named "Bruce's Castle" after the nearby remains of a castle said to have been used by the great Scottish King, Robert the Bruce. A shot of more than 200 yards across the sea is required to reach the fairway of from the remote 9th tee set on a rocky premonitory on the edge of the sea.
Course famous for its "monster" bunkers (more than 160 of them): deep, with steep turf walls. The 13th hole runs 180° away from the 12th and 14th hole, thus adding to the difficulty.
The subtle 14th is called Foxy because it is considered exceptionally tricky to play, although it does not possess a single bunker.
Well balanced course, with strong par 4's, tricky par 3's and classic par 5's, famous for its bunkers. No less than 10 bunkers protect the 8th hole.
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