Royal Troon Golf Club Archive Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3486 RTGC
  • Dates of Creation
      1878 - ongoing
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      9 cubic metres

Scope and Content

Covers the foundation of the club as Troon Golf Club, development of the course, creation of the Portland Course and award of title Royal, arrangements for hosting Open and other championships Royal Troon Golf Club

Administrative / Biographical History

Troon Golf Club was formed on 16th March 1878, in the Portland Arms Hotel in Troon. The old course was formed out the lands of Craigend largely due to the enthusiasm of local golfers who persuaded the 6th Duke of Portland and his factor Fred J Turner to grant permission for the formation of a golf club in 1878. Later foundations were Portland Golf Club and the Ladies Golf Club. For more information see

Conditions Governing Access

mostly open - some membership records are closed under Data Protection legislation. Where this occurs the closure is noted in the catalogue entry. Multi media files require player for access. Access is by appointment only either by emailing: or in writing to Archivist, Royal Troon Golf Course, 2 Craigend Rd, Troon KA10 6EP. Please note there may be a delay in response as the email box is not constantly monitored.

Appraisal Information

Material of an ephemeral nature will be disposed of in an appropriate manner


from time to time