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 favorite 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
Fairmont St Andrews
Fairmont St Andrews is a beautiful 5-star resort just 3 miles outside the town of St Andrews with two championship clifftop golf courses onsite – the Torrance and the Kittocks.
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 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.