Old Course, St Andrews Links
St Andrews, Scotland
Old Course at St Andrews overview
Although the Old Course can boast several truly memorable holes, the signature hole is probably the 17th par-4 ‘Road Hole’. Starting with a tee shot that for the optimum line needs to carry the corner of the out of bounds fence. For their second shot, golfers are then left with an extremely difficult, long approach to a small green protected by a deep bunker in front and a stone wall behind that runs parallel.
The tee shot on the 17th is also famous for having the Old Course Hotel so close to the ideal driving line meaning that not a day goes by when the hotel roof is not struck by an errant drive.
Did You Know?
Due to the fact that the 1st and 18th fairways of the Old Course merge it makes them both 129 yards wide. No excuse for missing the fairway on either of these holes!
Accommodation near Old 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.
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.