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St Andrews - The Castle Course

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Holes

18

Par

71

Architect

David McLay Kidd

Built

2008

Type

Seaside

The 6180-meter, par 71 Castle, constructed in 2008, is the most recent of the seven courses managed by the St. Andrews Links Trust, which is the largest European golf complex open to the public. The Old remains the major draw, but for those who are in line for a chance on that legendary course, these others offer some fine golf. The Castle is a ways up the central route outside of St. Andrews at a place on the shore known as Kinkell Braes, on a rugged bluff with scenic views of the city. The environmentally sensitive setting abuts a meadow full of native flora and fauna, and natural rough defines the holes. David McLay Kidd is responsible for a layout in which the greens are unabashedly artificial and distinct from the level ground, an approach that was controversial enough for some to be reworked to be less contoured.
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Alain Sturm
Rinkven Golf Club
22 Hcp 7 courses played
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Loved it. Had a great round although the rain pourring down. Typical scottisch weather which I survived :-)
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Julien Tizot
Le Golf National
4 Hcp 60 courses played
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For my friend's birthday, we took a trip to Scotland and played the Castle Course twice among other courses. Despite the very difficult greens, we both loved the course very much. Most of the holes offer a view of the sea and or the castle of St Andrews and you can feel a real Scottish vibe during the entire round. Some of the holes are absolutely gorgeous, with some nice features like the double green for the 9th and 18th hole that sits before a beautiful and modern clubhouse with a remarkable view. However, the most remarkable hole on the property is the fantastic par 3 17th. I was absolutely speechless and it belongs to my favorite holes as on the same hole, you can enjoy the view of the sea, the clubhouse and the castle in the background seating on top of the cliff. Breathtaking. So if you are in St Andrews, you want to try to play the Old Course (for the sake of history), Kingsbarns (a must) and the Castle course!
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Kevin Murray
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Icon publishers are going to produce a book of my photographs based on all of the courses around St Andrews. Before my trip to Alabama I needed to fit in a very quick trip to St Andrews to cover the famous new Castle Course. I played it in very bad weather conditions and I don’t think I’ve ever been so wet on a golf course. It made taking images nearly impossible. However what a fantastic track the course is!
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