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St. Andrews Links - New 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
New Course at St. Andrews


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.

Type Public
Style Links
Holes 18
  • Old Tom Morris
Year built 1895
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 £37 - £80
Price Range Weekends £37 - £80
Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Other facilities clubhouse, practice facilities, restaurant


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 71 6625 yd. 127 72.8
Yellow 71 6362 yd. 125 71.6
Red (W) 75 5992 yd. 126 75.3

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