St Andrews (Jubilee)

St Andrews (Jubilee)

St Andrews (Jubilee)

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The Jubilee Course is one of several incredible offerings at St Andrews Golf Links, and plays along the eastern coastline of Scotland. 
Somewhat overshadowed by its older and more well-coveted siblings, the Jubilee was designed and opened in 1897, before becoming a championship venue in 1988.  
John Angus, Willie Auchterlonie and Donald Steel are the three men who have been responsible for the design and changes of the Jubilee, which runs closer to the coastline than the other members of the St Andrews Links portfolio. 
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A Brief History of St Andrews (Jubilee)

The Jubilee Course is the third oldest of the many offerings at St Andrews Golf Links, behind the Old Course and the New Course.  
The Jubilee was officially opened in 1897, with John Angus designing the original 12-hole layout. The course was intended to be used as the perfect place for beginners, as well as ladies. It was called the Jubilee to celebrate the 60-year reign of Queen Victoria. 
Willie Auchterlonie made changes in the 1940s, with Donald Steel then being the man to bring the course up to a championship standard. The newly remodelled layout opened in 1988, with the 15th being named after the renowned golf course architect.  

St Andrews (Jubilee) Review | NCG Top 100s: Scotland

As with all the courses on offer at St Andrews Golf Links, the Jubilee is a glorious links course that is overshadowed and overlooked due to its near neighbours. The Old Course, New Course and Castle Course are all incredible, and all part of the St Andrews Links collection. Then, there’s the Duke’s, Fairmont St Andrews and Kingsbarns are also within just a few miles. It lies on the coast, and there are no shared fairways, no double greens and more changes in direction than you will find elsewhere in the town. 
The Jubilee Course plays as a Par 72, and runs at just over 6,600 yards from the tips. It is around 300 yards shorter if you opt to go from the blues. Being more exposed than its neighbours means that the front nine – which is shorter than the back nine by around 300 yards – plays mainly with a helping wind. Therefore, your score must come through the opening run of holes.  
The opening hole is named after Willie Auchterlonie and has two fairway bunkers in the landing zone that must be avoided. The 2nd is also a short par 4, with the 3rd being the opening par 5 on the course. At 538 yards, ‘The Skelp’ is the longest hole on the Jubilee. Both the 4th and 5th greens are massive. The former is more than 50 yards long, while the 5th green is 47 yards long, as well as being one of the most undulating putting surfaces on the layout. 5 is also the opening short hole, at just 146 yards.  
The 6th is the hardest hole on the Jubilee, despite being a par 5 of less than 500 yards. The fairway is narrow and there is plenty of trouble around. If you find it, then you could reach in two. 7 and 8 are both par 4s of less than 400, with the 9th being the best of the par 3s. It is 186 yards and plays alongside the Eden Estuary. From there, the course starts to bare its teeth. All four par 4s of over 400 yards are on the back nine. 
The back nine begins a par 4 with out of bounds all down its left side. Back-to-back par 5s follow, with the 11th offering a real birdie chance. It is arguably the easiest driving hole with a wide fairway. Meanwhile, 12 plays more than 530 yards from the tips. The 13th and 17th are the par 3s on the back nine, with the penultimate being more than 200 yards from the tips. There is out of bounds right of the green, and four bunkers surrounding the putting surface.  
If Steel has left a signature hole, it is the 15th, a short par 4. The first half gives little indication of what is to follow. It then shifts to the right and culminates in a green set on a plateau that simply must not be missed. The hole may only measure 350 yards, but it can ruin a good score very quickly. The Jubilee concludes with a long par 4 in the best links traditions, a large home green providing the chance of a brave finish. Anywhere else in the world and the Jubilee would be a star attraction. In St Andrews it is tucked away and upstaged by its glamorous neighbours. Make sure you give it the respect it deserves. 

FAQs about St Andrews (Jubilee)

Where is St Andrews (Jubilee) located?  
The Jubilee Course at St Andrews Links is located along the eastern coastline of Scotland, in one of the best golfing paradises in the world. It begins alongside both the New Course and Old Course, starting in the old town of St Andrews.  
The nearest major city to the town of St Andrews is Edinburgh, which sits around 90 minutes away to the southwest via the A915 and A92. Edinburgh Airport is slightly closer than the city centre, and provides great links for international visitors, with daily flights around the world. 

What golf facilities does St Andrews (Jubilee) offer?
With it being the ‘Home of Golf’, it is no surprise that St Andrews Golf Links has some of the best practice facilities that you will find anywhere in the world. There is a sublime Golf Academy, complete with a driving range and stunning short game area, all for you to enjoy before you take to the course.  

What are the green fees at St Andrews (Jubilee)?
The price of a green fee at St Andrews (Jubilee) changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. 
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