St. Andrews Links - Old Course Review

Old Course, St. AndrewsSt. Andrews Links - Old Course in St Andrews

St Andrews Links Trust
Pilmour House
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9SF
Scotland

October 03rd, 2011 14:04

Reviewer

First Name Shawn
Last Name Smith
Handicap 7

Course Review and Comments

Pure history. Not what the average American would think given the plush/expensive courses in the US. It is more a public type links course, hard fairways and nothing exciting about the scenery - but the history will make you cry to play this one. During April early May the gorse is in bloom which caught me by surprise. The Opens always show the green gorse bushes (avoid them - no retrieving balls from these nasty thorn monsters). Get a caddie - about $70 US. But well worth the guidance and stories are worth the money. Makes it all the more enjoyable and you will get a history tour during your round. Wind will be a factor even on your putts. Difficult to hit a putt hard down hill, but into the wind. This course should be on every golfers "bucket list".

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Date course was played Wednesday 27th of April 2011
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Recommend Yes

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