St Andrews Scotland
West Sands, St. Andrews, Scotland KY16 9XL, United Kingdom
The Old Course at St Andrews is the oldest golf course in the world. The Old Course is a public course over common land in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and is held in trust by The St Andrews Links Trust under an act of Parliament. One of the unique features of the Old Course are the large double greens. Seven greens are shared by two holes each, with hole numbers adding up to 18 (2nd paired with 16th, 3rd with 15th, all the way up to 8th and 10th). The Swilcan Bridge, spanning the first and 18th holes, has become a famous icon for golf in the world. 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.
*Playing golf at St. Andrews Old Course is subject to draw in lottery, in case of no luck in lottery then you will play at St. Andrews New Course.
The oldest 18 holes Par 71 ‘new’ course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf was designed 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 course is a classic test of Links golf.
The signature hole being “The Road Hole” which is the most famous hole in golf, Blind drive over hotel grounds, A very long second to an extremely narrow green with the road hard against the back edge and the fearsome Road Bunker front left.