St Andrews Castle Course is the most recent addition to the St Andrews Links portfolio. The visually stunning Castle Course was designed by David McLay Kidd. Each hole has a choice of five tees and the course is playable anywhere from 5300 to 7200 yards.
Upon its opening, many locals and visitors complained about the difficulty of the course. But it’s definitely a layout that the regular players have learned to love and appreciate, and is now one of the most popular courses in town. It’s a thinking man’s course.
The seventeenth is probably one of the best short holes in Scotland. A shot of around 190 yards must be carried all the way to the green as anything short will drop hundreds of feet to the ocean. A must for any golfer playing in or around St Andrews.