St. Andrews Links - The Castle Course Review

Castle Course in St. Andrews - 17th teeSt. Andrews Links - The Castle Course in St Andrews

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

March 31st, 2012 11:20

Reviewer

First Name Gordon
Last Name Brechin
Handicap 8

Course Review and Comments

The course is a complete contradiction. The lay out is stunning, on a par with anything. And I mean anything. The facilities are really 5 star. Staff are friendly. In fact everything is perfect, until you get to the greens. They are a total joke. I played during the freak warm weather, no wind. The slopes and pin positions, right next to run off areas made every green a 3 putt. Even aiming to the middle of the greens did not help. And the greens were slow. About 8 on the stimp. With a bit of speed, jesus. They have turned something into that could be as good as Kingsbarns into a crazy golf freak show. What a shame. They need to shut it for a year and totally start again with the greens, and then they could have one of the greatest courses in the world. I will not be going back. And. I played really well, but not for me.

Ratings

Date course was played Wednesday 28th of March 2012
Price paid for golf 0
Price comments This was part of the St. Andrews Links Trust 3 day ticket. In the spring this is unlimited golf apart from the Old Course for £125.
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Recommend No

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