The Old Course, St Andrews


The oldest, most famous and most iconic golf course in the world

The Old Course St Andrews is surely the Mecca of the golfing world. Golf has been played here for over six centuries on a course that wasn’t architect-designed, but rather has evolved over time out of the natural terrain. Starting and finishing in the town, it is renowned for its huge double greens meaning that a golfer may face a 100-yard putt, compact shared fairways, and massive bunkers (of which there are 112). The 17th hole is often voted the toughest par 4 in golf, with the tee shot having to cut over part of the famous hotel, whilst the Road Hole bunker and the road itself await any loose shot into the green. A definite on any visiting golfer’s itinerary, this famous course has hosted the Open Championship on 28 occasions, with the most recent being in 2010; the next is set to be in 2015.

 

Caddies available: Yes (Request in advance through Links Golf)

Pullcarts available: Only after 12.00 noon

Practice facilities: Driving range 1/2 mile from 1st tee. Putting green

Electric buggies available: Limited availability for permanently disabled golfers

Dress code: Appropriate golf attire

Location: View location map

The Old Course Scorecard


Hole
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Total
Mens Yards
355
395
337
411
514
360
349
154
289
311
164
304
388
523
391
345
436
361
6387
Mens Par
4
4
4
4
5
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
5
4
4
4
4
72
Ladies Yards
339
375
321
401
454
325
335
145
261
296
150
304
377
487
369
325
426
342
6032
Ladies Par
4
5
4
5
5
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
5
4
4
5
4
76


THE OTHER GOLF COURSES


New Course St Andrews

THE NEW COURSE

Designed by Old Tom Morris and opened in 1895, this is hardly a ‘new’ course! It is, in fact, a classic links course and a first-class golfing challenge.

Jubilee Course St Andrews

THE JUBILEE COURSE

Originally opened on Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and designed for ladies and children, the Jubilee underwent a re-design by Donald Steel.

Castle Course St Andrews

THE CASTLE COURSE

Designed by David McLay Kidd and opened to the public in the summer of 2008, the Castle Course is the newest addition to the St Andrews portfolio

Kingsbarns Golf Links

KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS

Six miles south of St Andrews lies Kingsbarns Golf Links, possibly the last true links to be developed in Scotland.