For more than 600 years St Andrews Links, much like the game of golf itself, has evolved. Today more than 230,000 rounds are played over our seven public courses here at the Home of Golf, which are:
The Castle Course
Balgove Course (9 holes)
St Andrews Links also manages a number of additional facilities including a Golf Academy, three clubhouses and five shops including the Tom Morris Shop, the oldest golf shop in the world.
The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.
New Course 2/7
The oldest ‘new’ course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf was built by the Keeper of the Green Tom Morris in 1895 and it was imaginatively named to differentiate from its famous neighbour. Boasting undulating fairways and challenging greens, the New Course is a classic test of Links golf.
Jubilee Course 3/7
The third championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners; however, after seeing its prime golfing location between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was converted to a championship layout…
Eden Course 4/7
Only slightly more forgiving than its contemporaries on the seaward side of the Links, the Eden Course was built in 1914 by Harry S. Colt whose use of natural boundaries and severe bunkers provides a course full of character.
Strathtyrum Course 5/7
Designed to complement the tougher championship layouts at the Home of Golf, the Strathtyrum was opened in 1993. Although few in number (15), the bunkers are cunningly placed and there is considerable emphasis on iron play accuracy. The greens themselves are large and have slopes and borrows which can test even the most confident putters.
Balgove Course 6/7
The Balgove is the only 9-hole course at the Home of Golf and primarily caters for families, children and beginners. Featuring bunkers and a double green, the Balgove is the perfect practice ground for Links golf and consolidates St Andrews Links’ reputation as a destination that caters for all ages and abilities.
The Castle Course 7/7
The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle Course opened in 2008 becoming the seventh course at the Home of Golf and part of the largest public golfing complex in Europe. Set on a rugged cliff-top with spectacular views over St Andrews, The Castle Course offers a memorable golfing experience.
Played on: 13 August 2018 Review date: 14 August 2018Handicap: 6.4
Vandaag de afsluiter van een vier daags weekendje golfen op de old course. Van te voren eerst even warm geslagen op de oefenfaciliteiten wat al een ervaring op zich was. De ballen kwamen automatisch op het teetje!
Vervolgens richting eerste tee om ons bij de starter te melden. De caddies stonden al klaar, geweldige mannen met jaren en jaren ervaring. Deze ervaring bleek…
What to say: playing the Old Course is "the experience" for every golfer. And to do so, it is worth waking up at 3.30 a.m. and standing in line from 4.00 a.m.!
Finally teed off at 6.30 a.m. with my caddy carrying the bag. What a day... can't wait to go back. Course is probably not the most difficult with no wind, but who cares!
Played on: 11 August 2018 Review date: 11 August 2018Handicap: 6.4
The Castle Course
Vandaag de st Andrews Catle course gespeeld, na Kingsbarns van gisteren haast lastig om te beoordelen. Ontvangst was wederom perfect caddiemaster gooit de tassen op de trolley zodat we op de driving range konden warm slaan. Na wat oefenputts heeft de starter ons al gevonden en kunnen we de baan in.
De baan zelf speelde met een beetje wind. Geen echte zee wind maar toch …