at St Andrews Links
St Andrews, Scotland
Castle Course overview
A good example of modern links design, the Castle Course opened for play to visitors in mid-2008. Featuring its own clubhouse with a restaurant that offers beautiful views across the bay and great practice facilities this is a worthy addition to the St Andrews area. There is no denying that this course splits opinion, mainly due to the difficulty it presents, however for those straight hitters that enjoy tough greens it will be a thoroughly enjoyable challenge.
Always in excellent condition and with multiple tee options, the wind plays a big role on this clifftop links, however, it is the massively undulating and fast greens that require good approach play.
The par-4, 17th is the standout hole, offering exceptional views across to the town of St Andrews, where the tee box is perched on the edge of the clifftop. Tee shots are hit over a large ravine where anything too far right is lost. Aim left and hope for a good bounce or aim for the dead center of the green. Whatever option is taken, a solid strike is needed with this hole playing into the wind more often than not.
Did You Know?
The course takes its name from Kinkell Castle, a middle-age castle said to have sat on the site where the golf course now lies.
Accommodation near Castle Course
Rusacks St Andrews
The Rusacks Hotel is one of the best properties in St Andrews. Recently improved to become a 5-star venue and situated overlooking the 18th hole of the Old Course, staying here is a real treat.
The Ardgowan in St Andrews is a 36-room family-run, 3-star hotel in the center of town. A popular spot for golfers, this hotel is just a short walk from the 1st tee of the famed Old Course.
Old Course Hotel St Andrews
The five-star Old Course Hotel, which runs alongside the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the Old Course, exudes pure luxury and charm with lavish bedrooms, multiple dining options, and an outstanding Spa.
The Kinnettles Hotel is a small, upscale boutique property in the center of St Andrews, giving guests 5-star luxury within walking distance of the world’s most famous golf course, the Old Course.
Hotel du Vin St Andrews
A modern and beautifully designed hotel equipped with every facility required to make your golf vacation 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.
Six Murray Park
Six Murray Park, with eight beautifully decorated guestrooms, prides itself on being a modern guesthouse whilst maintaining the original theme and traditions of an elegant Victorian townhouse.