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St. Andrews Links - Eden Course

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St Andrews Links Trust
Pilmour House
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9SF
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1334 466666
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 479555
St. Andrews: Eden Course - 3rd green


The Eden Course at St. Andrews is a local favorite and dates back to 1914 with the design of Harry S. Colt, a pioneering architect who helped turn golf course design into a skilled profession. The greens have dramatic contouring and make up the most undulating at St. Andrews.

The course was recently extended to 6,195 yards and the views from the third and fourth holes across Eden Estuary toward the Leuchers Air Base are dramatic. The Eden course is sheltered from the sea by the Old course. The fairways are generous, but crossing winds still make hitting them difficult, and out of bounds threatens most tee shots.

Colt incorporated the partially buried field boundary dykes into the routing of the course and the result is a natural, flowing layout. Fairways are generous, but crossing winds, high fescue and out of bounds threatens constantly.

No. 3 juts right up to the Old Course and wayward shots can end up in the one of its fairways. The 14th, a 350-yard par 4, and the 15th, a 170-yard par 3, feature the only inland water hazard on all of the links.

Added in 1985, this devilish pond was not at all popular with the locals, who said it seems out of place. The Eden Tournament, a top British Amateur event, has been hosted at this course since 1919.

Type Public
Style Links
Holes 18
Year built 1914
Guest Policy Welcomed
Golf Season Low 11/1-2/29; High 4/18-10/16
Driving Range Available Yes
Putting Green Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes - medical certificate required
Rental Trolleys Yes
Caddies Yes
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Shop Yes
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Golf School Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays £22 - £45
Price Range Weekends £22 - £45
Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Other facilities clubhouse, practice facilities, restaurant


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 70 6250 yd. 125 70.6
Yellow 70 5869 yd. 121 68.9
Red (W) 73 5450 yd. 122 72.1

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