at St Andrews Links
St Andrews, Scotland
New Course at St Andrews overview
The New Course is an excellent links course that if situated anywhere else along the Scottish coast would probably receive a lot more praise. Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1895 and measuring 6362-yards from the standard tees, the par-71 is a solid test of golf where all aspects of your game are likely to be required.
The fairways are narrower than the Old Course and the bunkering less severe, but the undulating terrain and challenging greens make this a classic links layout. The course has been a favourite with locals for years, boasting a fine collection of par-3’s and some commendable long holes which make the New Course a great introduction to links golf and typically exceeding visitor’s expectations.
Facilities are shared with the other St Andrews Links courses which include the Links Trust Clubhouse and the St Andrews Golf Academy which has a driving range.
The par-4, 10th hole is one of the strongest on the New Course. A tricky, blind tee shot is followed by a long approach to a well-shaped green that interestingly does not have any bunkers.
Did You Know?
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club chose to pay to have the New Course built-in exchange for an allocation of tee times on the Old Course. An agreement that still stands today.
Accommodation near New Course
Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
The Old Course Hotel has 175 luxuriously designed bedrooms and offers a fantastic range of facilities for guests to enjoy.
Fairmont St Andrews
Relax after your day on the course with top-class facilities including a European-style spa and the choice of staying in a guest room or a manor house. Fairmont St Andrews has everything required to provide a golf break of the highest quality.
Hotel du Vin St Andrews
A modern and beautifully designed hotel equipped with every facility required to make your golfing holiday to St Andrews unforgettable.
The Albany Hotel
A delightful Georgian terraced house dating back to 1764, the Albany Hotel is a friendly boutique hotel located in the heart of St Andrews, with 22 guest rooms of different sizes and layouts.
The Ardgowan is a charming family-run hotel with a great selection of recently refurbished rooms and a fantastic restaurant which has tables outside to relax in during the summertime.