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Old Course St Andrews

Old Course St Andrews Background

The Old Course St Andrews is the most famous golf course in the world and the home of golf.

We have created this written and video hole by hole guide to allow you to preview the Old Course in anticipation of booking and playing the famous links.

1st Hole : Burn – Par 4

On any other golf course the first is an easy opening hour.

Except it’s the first hole at St. Andrews.

Wide fairway, left it down the left side.

Then a short iron over the Swilcan Burn.

Good chance for a birdie 3.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 339
Yellow 355
White 376
Par 4
Stroke Index 10

2nd Hole : Dyke – Par 4

Avoid Chepe’s bunker down the left.

Two bunkers guard the right side of a difficult green to get close to.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 375
Yellow 395
White 411
Par 4
Stroke Index 6

3rd Hole : Cartgate (out) – Par 4

The 3rd hole is similar to the second.

A drive to the right side of the fairway gives you an easier shot into the green.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 321
Yellow 337
White 370
Par 4
Stroke Index 16

4th Hole : Ginger Beer – Par 4

The 4th hole, Ginger Beer, is a difficult tee shot to a plateau fairway.

The pin usually sits in the middle or back of the green between two humps on the green.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 401
Yellow 411
White 419
Par 4
Stroke Index 8

5th Hole : Hol O’Cross (out) – Par 5

For the professionals a reachable par 5 with bunkers all the way down the right.

A good drive and a fairway wood will leave most amateurs with a short wedge to a raised green.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 454
Yellow 514
White 514
Par 5
Stroke Index 2

6th Hole : Heathery – Par 4

Hidden bunkers are down the left and right of the 6th fairway so be careful.

A large ridge with a steep slope confronts your approach shot into the green.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 325
Yellow 360
White 374
Par 4
Stroke Index 12

7th Hole : High (out) – Par 4

The 7th starts a run of holes where you can make a few birdies.

You want to drive down the left side of the fairway to give yourself a great angle into the pin.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 335
Yellow 349
White 359
Par 4
Stroke Index 4

8th Hole : Short – Par 3

A semi blind par 3 that’s around 174 yards in length.

Bunkers and gorse short of the green and very easy to go over the back of the green into trouble.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 145
Yellow 154
White 166
Par 3
Stroke Index 14

9th Hole : End – Par 4

The 9th is a short par 4 that the pro’s drive in The Open.

For us mere mortals, a good tee shot to avoid the fairway bunkers and the gorse on the left.

A short shot into a very long and flat green to set up a birdie on the front nine.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 261
Yellow 289
White 347
Par 4
Stroke Index 18
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10th Hole : Bobby Jones – Par 4

The 10th turns back towards the 8th green.

A good drive sets up short iron the green for another birdie chance.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 296
Yellow 311
White 340
Par 4
Stroke Index 15

11th Hole : High (in) – Par 3

The 11th is a short par 3 to a wide but narrow green protected by bunkers.

Depending on the wind you could hit a 6 iron up to a 3 wood.

Please avoid the Strath bunker; it’s 8 feet deep with a sheer face.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 150
Yellow 164
White 174
Par 3
Stroke Index 7

12th Hole : Heathery (in) – Par 4

We start turning for home now on the 12th hole.

Avoid the fairway bunkers and the gorse on both sides of the fairway.

The second shot is slightly uphill to a 2 tiered green.

A short but difficult par 4.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 304
Yellow 304
White 316
Par 4
Stroke Index 3

13th Hole : Hole O’Cross (in) – Par 4

The 13th is a hole and difficult part par 4.

Bunkers down the left side of the fairway.

There’s a long second shot over bunkers and gorse towards a semi blind green.

A 5 here isn’t a bad score for most golfers.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 377
Yellow 388
White 416
Par 4
Stroke Index 11

14th Hole : Long – Par 5

A long par 5 but a birdie chance.

Out of bounds right and bunkers down the left hand side of the fairway.

After a good drive then you have to navigate Hell bunker that is located some 100 yards short of the green.

Your approach shot into a two tiered green.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 487
Yellow 523
White 530
Par 5
Stroke Index 1

15th Hole : Cartgate (in) – Par 4

Aim for the church steeple with your drive.

Then you face a long second shot with the green tucked close to the out of bounds on the right.

A great par 4.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 369
Yellow 391
White 414
Par 4
Stroke Index 9

16th Hole : Corner of the Dyke – Par 4

A group of bunkers on the 16th called Principle’s Nose are located in the middle of the fairway.

You have out of bound on the right so a difficult tee shot.

A second shot into a long green; again with out of bounds danger to the right of the green.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 325
Yellow 345
White 381
Par 4
Stroke Index 13

17th Hole : Road – Par 4

The 17th, The Road Hole, is one of the most famous and most difficult par 4’s in golf.

Drive too far left and into the rough or drive right and into the Old Course hotel and out of bounds.

If you do manage to find the fairway from the tee you are faced with a long short shot down toward the Road Hole bunker.

The 17th is simply too difficult to put into words.

We guarantee you will have your own unique story to tell for years to come.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 426
Yellow 436
White 455
Par 4
Stroke Index 5

18th Hole : Tom Morris – Par 4

Tom Morris is the name of the 18th hole; over the Swilken Bridge looking towards the Royal and Ancient clubhouse.

A simple hole although out of bound is down the right side.

A drive to the left of the fairway, an approach shot over the Valley of Sin to a long and wide green to set you up for a birdie putt.

Course Yardage
Ladies (Red Tees) 342
Yellow 361
White 357
Par 4
Stroke Index 17
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