Truly it’s remarkable that the game of golf continues to revolve around the course that gave it birth over 600 years ago. One of the oldest golf courses in the world, the Old Course at St Andrews is referred to by many as the “Home of Golf.”
It’s all the more impressive when you consider that aside from a few new tees and bunkers plus an irrigation system, the world’s 3rd ranked golf course hasn’t been made over since 1764 when 22 holes were reconfigured to 18. Meanwhile the game and its players have gone from the Stone Age to the Space Age, and yet, in 2015 the Old Course at St Andrews hosted The Open Championship for the 29th time – a run that began in 1873. Clearly there is no place like the Home of Golf.
Wide double fairways, seven extensive double greens, and a multitude of intimidating bunkers are just some of the unique features you will encounter. You’ll tee off in the shadow of the R&A, with the Valley of Sin on your left, and a gallery of locals, tourists and other players looking on all around.
Our advice is to aim 20-30 yards left of the green, play for 225-250 yards off the tee & slow yourself down.
The Home of Golf ~ The Old Course, St Andrews
Before your next trip to St Andrews, Scotland…
- Watch our VIDEO “How To Play The Road Hole (No. 17)”
presented by Colin Dalgleish, Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf
- Read our blog “How To Get A Tee Time on the Old Course, St Andrews”
by Gordon Dalgleish, President of PerryGolf
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