Course Review and Comments
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 is an absolute must if you are unfamiliar with this course. And I believe that the more you play here, the more you will appreciate the exquisite subtleties. Basically a flat course, humps and bumps abound. Because of the overall fishhook type layout, slicers will struggle while hookers have a chance. The general rule is if you can't hit it down the middle, STAY LEFT. The gorse, which is virtually always right, is inpenetrable. The bunkering is quite something all the way round, not just the few famous ones. The greens are just amazing in size and, in spots, contour. Fourteen of them are double greens so big that it is hard to hit it close to the hole. On the first par 5 I had a 100 foot putt for eagle that I was happy to 3-putt. The caddie was invaluable in reading the lines too. I find it hard to separate the course from the feeling I had while playing. Much of that comes from the atmosphere of the town itself, which is nearly indescribable. St. Andrews Old Course is the must-play of all must-plays.
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October 03rd, 2011 14:04
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
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 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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