The Castle Course is the seventh course at the Home of Golf.Given the preponderance of blind tee shots and visual illusions around the greens, first-time visitors are strongly encouraged to heed the advice of their caddie. Along with a challenging golf layout, visitors will certainly be awed by the Castle Course's fantastic views of the town of St Andrews.
The Castle Course can be included in every golfer's St. Andrews Course experience either as an additional course, or instead of the round on the New / Jubilee Course.
The feature hole is the par three 17th, played across a ravine on the edge of the cliffs, into the prevailing wind from St Andrews. It really is an all or nothing hole where anything right is gone forever so the safe play is to aim left, where the contours will hopefully funnel the ball right to the putting surface.
The newest member of the St. Andrews golf course family was opened at the end of June 2008 by Duke of York, and is the result of a David McLay Kidd design. Kidd transformed flat, farm land into a rugged and seemingly pure links course. The closing stretch of holes stands to become arguably the finest in Scotland, including a massive double green home to the ninth and 18th holes. The Castle Course offers spectacular shots, including tees from some 80 feet above the St. Andrews Bay.
Quotes: "The most eagerly awaited new course in the world. An instant classic." Golf World
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