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New Course St. Andrews Links Trust

Located as it is in the shadow of its illustrious neighbor, the New Course can be considered one of St Andrews' best kept secrets. Opened in April 1895, the course was built in response to increasing demand for golf at St Andrews.

 

The Old Course

It is the Home of Golf and oldest golf course in the world where golf was first played 600 years ago and yet it remains a real test of golf for today's champions. Despite its reputation and status, it is a public course and is one of six public courses on St Andrews Links.

 

The course is renown for its particular physical features including 112 bunkers, the most famous is the world, the 17th or Road Hole so called because a road, which is in play, runs hard against the back edge of the green. The Old Course is also known for its large double greens where golfers can be faced with putts of almost 100 yards.

 

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Jubilee Course St. Andrews Links Trust

Now well into its second century of life the Jubilee Course was created on a narrow strip of prime golfing land between the New Course and the sea. Developed from a basic 12-hole to what many consider to be the toughest test of golf at St Andrews.

 

Eden

Eden Opened for play in 1914, the Eden course was designed by Harry S. Colt, internationally renowned for his course design skills. His use of the natural features and of the partially buried field boundary walls give the course an entirely natural feel

 

Strathtyrum

This course complements the tougher championship layouts at the 'Home of Golf.' It is shorter and, with only 15 bunkers, a relatively sand-free environment by St. Andrews' usual standards.

 

Balgove

Nine holes, stretching to 2,085 yards - the Balgove Course was opened in February 1972. It was to have a short life, for part of it was to be taken over in the 1989-90 remodeling of the Eden Course. The course was re-constructed at the same time as the new 18-hole course, the Strathtyrum, and it was re-opened on the 20th of June 1993.

 

The course proved so popular with adults as well as children that the Links Management Committee had to introduce a special rule. During school summer holidays, adults could only play the course when accompanied by a child. This no longer applies today and many adult beginners use the course for practice.

 

 

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