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The Duke's Golf Course

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The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife
Scotland KY16 9SP
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1334 470214
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 475234
Duke's Course in St. Andrews


The Duke's Course is a new course in the Kingdom of Fife, dating back to just 1995. The course is a classic inland design and is characterized by small undulations and groups of small pot bunkers often built into mounds providing very high lips.

Among the other signs of modern architecture is the length, which is one of the few courses in Fife that stretches longer than 7,500 yards from the back tees. Former British Open champion Peter Thomson designed the Duke's Course, inaugurated by the Duke of York.

It's one of the more expensive rounds, but is open to the public at all times. Weekday greens fees are 90 pounds as well as on weekends.

The course begins with a short but tricky par 5, playing less than 500 yards. There are three par 4s longer than 400 yards on the front side and none of the par 4s go below 340 yards.

"Denhead," the 140-yard par 3, can be very difficult to judge in high winds. "Feddinch" is the giant par 5 on the backside, playing 578 yards and requires three good pokes to reach the green. "Ice House" is the finishing hole and is a challenging par 4 but is a birdie opportunity compared to the course's many difficult, longer par 4s.

The club offers superb views across the St. Andrews bay and is located three miles south of the town's centre. The Duke's Course hosted the Glenmuir PGA Club Championship in 2000.

Dining is offered all day in the glamorous clubhouse. Locker rooms for men and women are huge. The practice facilities include a sand bunker, grass tees, short game area and a large putting green. Carts are available, as well as pull carts.

Style Heathland
Holes 18
Year built 1995
Guest Policy Welcomed - A handicap of 24 for gentlemen and 36 for ladies is required to play on the Old Course.
Driving Range Available Yes
Putting Green Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes
Rental Trolleys Yes
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Shop Yes
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Golf School Yes - "Duke's Golf Academy"
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays £40 - £95
Price Range Weekends £40 - £95
Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Other facilities clubhouse, banquet facilities, meeting facilities, bar


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Black 71 7512 yd. 142 0
Blue 71 7002 yd. 137 0
White 71 6550 yd. 134 0
Green 71 6130 yd. 130 0
Red 71 5216 yd. 118 0

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