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St Andrews New Course

St Andrews New Course

St Andrews Links Trust
Pilmour House
St Andrews
KY16 9SF
Tel: +44 (0) 1334 466666

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It has frequently been said that if the New Course were not situated next to the Old, then its star would have shone with a far greater degree of brilliance. Located as it is in the shadow of its illustrious neighbour, the New Course can be considered one of St Andrews' best kept secrets.

Opened in April 1895, the course was built in response to increasing demand for golf at St Andrews. The construction of the New Course was paid for by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which engaged B Hall Blyth, an Edinburgh civil engineer, to design the New Course, and entrusted the layout to Old Tom Morris and his right-hand man David Honeyman. The result is a classic links course which is a first class golfing challenge.

The course has the traditional out and back layout, with the 18th green just to the right of the first tee. It also has, in the great St Andrews tradition, shared fairways and even a double green at the 3rd and 15th holes.