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".
More user reviews for St. Andrews Links - Old Course
August 11th, 2010 07:42
It is not the hardest or scenic course in the world. It is just the COOLEST and a definite must play!!!! Everything is top notch. Pay the money and take a caddy, the course has too many blind shots, h
July 13th, 2010 16:00
The course was beautiful, the weather was windy, warm, cold, sunny, rainy, so layer up. A life time experience. It seemed to be the only nice day in October. We were 4 singles from 4 countries and ha
September 24th, 2009 02:14
Mr review at Forelinksters.com:
Absolutely fantastic experience
May 07th, 2009 05:53
I played the Old Course just once in near drought conditions, so the wear & tear of 40K rounds/year was evident. Nonetheless, it was a thrill. The course was playing very fast & firm. A caddie
May 06th, 2009 14:35
There is NOTHING in the world like teeing off on the first hole of The Old Course. Every golfer should do it at least once. Take a caddie, as so many of the bunkers are blind off the tees and the aimi
October 23rd, 2008 00:09
The Old Course lives up to the expectations. I think the best thing about the course is that while you can just close your eyes and bomb your drive on a lot of holes, approach shots, chipping and putt
September 23rd, 2008 20:07
Nothing else to say....best golf course on the planet hands down. Augusta only real challenger but the history and specialness of the place is something else
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