Overview of golf course named St Andrews - The Castle Course

St Andrews - The Castle Course

Saint Andrews, Scotland

Details

Holes

18

Par

71

Built

2008

Type

Seaside

Architect

David McLay Kidd

Access

Visitors welcomed

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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Hcp 12 60 courses played
Fabulous
18 May
fantastic
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Golf de Luxembourg - Belenhaff
Hcp 4 8 courses played
Fabulous
4 March
Probably my favorite of the St Andrews courses (apart from the Old). Very difficult course with hilly fairways and extremely tricky greens, the wind does not make it easier either. Apart from the superb conditions, I was amazed by the breathtaking view of the sea and the town of St Andrews. From the clubhouse you can see the big double green of the 9th and 18th holes. The signature hole and highlight of the course is the 17th. A 190 yard par 3 over a ravine with the sea in front and to the right that is especially hard to play if the wind comes from the left. In my opinion the 18th is a good addition and an incredible finishing hole with astonishing views on the ocean. As amazing as the finishing holes are, they only add to a successful course design, where every hole is something special.
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