St Andrews, New Golf Course

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What we say

If ever there was a second-string course with claims to be better than its neighbour, it's the New at St Andrews. The course is in many ways a better and fairer test of golf. It's certainly more picturesque. Tough par-3s are something of a speciality of the course, particularly if the wind blows. Both the 9th and 17th are just under 230 yards, though it's the 9th that's toughest of all; it usually plays either into the wind or downwind, and can be anything from an 8-iron to a drive and a wedge! It's not perfect, however; there are several blind shots that will frustrate first-timers, and there's a dull stretch of holes from the 11th to the 14th. Oct, 06

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Designed by Tom Morris in 1895, the New Course was named to differentiate from it's famous neighbour. Considered by some to be a more challenging test of golf than the Old Course, the New Course is a hidden gem on the St Andrews complex.

With two par-3s just under 230-yards, players may be asked to hit driver or just a 7-iron depending on the wind. Trying to figure out this natural obstacle is one of the biggest tests around this course.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 3 out of 5
  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
  • Players Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Address
    St Andrews Links Trust, Pilmour House, ST. ANDREWS
  • Tel 01334 466666
  • Website

Course Information

Course 71 par
Course Style -
Green Fees £37 - £75
Course Length 6,604 yards (6,039 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Medium 11-20
Course Membership Public

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course has: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 4.5 out of 5 Immaculate

    By gdjohnson

    As part of a three day pass we played the new course over the Easter period. We had already played the Eden course the day before.and had booked for 18 holes on the Jubilee in the afternoon so turned up early to play. We got straight on and after the first three holes it was clear that this course was much tougher than the Eden that we'd played the day before. The greens also seemed even quicker. ! The holes seemed to be cut out of the heather and were unforgiving. The condition of the course was again first class and tees and greens were immaculate. The facilities in the clubhouse was again first class and the views again stunning. We were starting to get used the the immaculate condition of the greens and looked forward to our afternoon round on the Jubilee  

  • 4 out of 5 Better than the old

    By Anonymous

    I play in St Andrews 8 months of the year and the New is by far my favourite course. It is a much harder test of golf than the Old (though not quite as hard as the Jubilee). If you're looking for history pick the Old, but if you want a challenge pick the New

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