St Andrews (Old Course)

7305+

Yardage

1552+

Founded

72+

Par

St Andrews (Old Course)

History

St Andrews is the home of golf. For more than 600 years, the greens and fairways of St Andrews Links have graced every great champion and millions of amateur golfers following in their heroes’ footsteps. The world-famous Old Course is aptly named. It is the oldest course in the world, dating back to the early 15th century.

In 1552, Archbishop John Hamilton gave the townspeople of St Andrews the right to play on the St Andrews links. In 1754, 22 noblemen, professors and landowners founded the Society of St Andrews Golfers. This was the precursor to what would later become The R&A, the original governing body for golf worldwide.

Course Rankings

World’s Top 100: 40
Britain’s Top 100: 12
Scotland’s Top 100: 3

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St Andrews (Old Course)

St Andrews Old Course, famous for the photogenic Swilcan Bridge and cavernous Hell Bunker, has hosted The Open Championship 29 times since 1873, more than any other course, with the 150th Championship returning to its spiritual home in 2022. This is a special course indeed and one not to be missed for any true golfing fan.

Playing St Andrews Old Course is an experience like no other. Nowhere else on earth can you take aim at seven sprawling double greens, stride over a 700-year-old bridge, and take on the fearsome Road Hole – complete with its unforgiving Road Bunker. You will enjoy every moment soaking up the history at this ancient course.

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