Built in 1895, the New Course was commissioned by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, designed by Blyth and laid out by Old Tom Morris. The Old Course was becoming too popular and overplayed, meaning a new course was needed to handle the load.
The result is a classic links course with great skill designed to exploit the natural topography. It's built over flat, open-spaced ground with many undulations and depressions. Sandy soil and coarse grasses dominate the course.
The course plays a par 71 and 6,604 yards. The front nine plays out in 3,270 yards, slightly shorter than the back nine. All but one par 4 plays between 330 and 360 yards.
The sixth is the longest par 4 on the side at 445 yards. It's second in length in par 4s only to the 10th, which is an enormous 464 yards. On days where the wind is blowing, it's nearly impossible to reach in two. The round closes with a 408-yard par 4.
Some of the fairways and greens are actually shared amongst the holes. Some say that the reputation of the Old Course has caused the magnificence of the New Course to be one of golf's best-kept secrets. Even though it remains one of the oldest and most storied courses in Fife, it's far easier to land a tee time than its more storied neighbor.
|Golf Season||Low 11/1-3/31; High 4/1-10/31|
|Driving Range Available||Yes|
|Putting Green Available||Yes|
|Rental Carts Available||Yes - medical certificate required|
|Rental Clubs Available||Yes|
|Tee Times Welcomed||Yes|
|Price Range Weekdays||£35 - £70|
|Price Range Weekends||£35 - £70|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Visa, MasterCard, American Express|
|Other facilities||clubhouse, practice facilities, restaurant|
|Red (W)||75||5992 yd.||130||75.4|
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