St Andrews, Old Course

Fife, Scotland
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  • Founded in 1764
  • Designed in the 15th Century
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  • SSS 73
  • 6721 Yards
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    No golfing expedition to Scotland is complete without a round on the Old Course at St. Andrews. It is every golfer's dream to walk on St Andrews Links, the Home of Golf. A landscape of infinite variety, golf has been played here for over 600 years, its golf the way it should be played.

    The generous fairways and greens are a rare commodity on championship courses. The Old Course is often though of as being one of the hardest courses in the world, due to its championship status, but this isn't always the case. There can be a real chance of shooting a decent score. However there are two serious obstacles - bunkers and treacherous wind.

    One of the unique features of the Old Course is the huge double greens. Seven greens are shared by two holes each. Only the 1st, 9th, 17th and 18th holes have their own greens. Another unique feature is that the course can be played in either direction, clockwise or anti-clockwise. The general method of play today is anti-clockwise, although clockwise play has been permitted on one day each year for the past few years.

    To counter the wide fairways and huge greens, the old course is littered with 112 bunkers. Ranging from smaller fairway pot bunkers to some steep riveted face monsters, they should not be messed with. Some of the best players in the world have ruined a great card by having numerous attempts at extracting their balls from the sandy depths. The Road Hole Bunker on the 17th hole is definitely not to be messed with.

    If the wind blows, and more often than not, it does, you'll need to be at the top of your game to keep your score low. Usually the wind blows with you on the way out and turns into your face on the back nine, which is also tougher than the front nine.

    Whether you've played the round of your life, been blown away by the winds or got stuck in the sand you'll never forget your round on the Old Course. The final three holes are some of the best finishing holes you will play anywhere in the world and simply must be played.

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  • Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9SF
  • +44 (0) 1334 466666
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  • £125 per Round Peak Season
  • £84 per Round Off Season
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  • £84 per Round Off Season
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