Lochgreen has several holes that are reminiscent of its royal neighbour and one hole in particular - the fifth- would do justice to any championship test. The three courses of Lochgreen, Darley and Fullerton play alongside Royal Troon, Portland and Barassie to form a group of six courses that totally surround the famous golfing town of Troon. Although Lochgreen is predominately a links type course, the layout is truly varied, with one stretch- known as the 'Dovecot section' - providing holes of a more parkland type character.
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 4th most difficult in Scotland to play to your handicap on, if you score well here you have played very well indeed.