Top 100 links golf courses in GB&I: 7 – Old Course, St Andrews

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We take a closer look at St Andrews' Old Course in our top 100 list of links golf courses in GB&I

For information about our top 100 list panellists CLICK HERE
To find how how we conducted the test CLICK HERE

7. Old Course, St Andrews
Fife, Scotland

Fact File:
Par: 72
Yards: 7,250
Designer: Old Tom Morris
Address: St Andrews (Old) Golf Club, Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SF
Full course review: CLICK HERE

What our panellists said:

CC: The greatest experience in golf. 

JN: I’ve played the Old just four or five times, enough not to begin to understand it but enough to see that it is possible for it to be understood. I don’t feel the Old Course is for me to judge; it was the game and will be the game and it’s there to be accepted and to judge me, not the other way round.

JM: The best golf experience in the world.

KE: The most exciting place to play golf in the world. The course plays very differently in different conditions.

RM: I never tire of playing the Old Course. Its influence on golf course design makes it the number one links course for many architects.

Commentary: Where do you start? As Alister MacKenzie writes in The Spirit of St Andrews, the Old Course continues to reveal new subtleties every single time you play it.

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To find how how we conducted the test CLICK HERE

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