11 reviews of New Course
Having travelled up to St Andrews on a golfing pilgrimmage hoping to play the Old Course when I learnt that one of the group had booked us onto the New as well I was a little aprehensive. However I am pleased to say that this is one of best hidden gems out there.
The New Course is without doubt one of the best links courses I have played with a great layout and some great views around the 8th and 9th holes.
For anyone looking to play up at St Andrews it is easy to be drawn to the Old Course but there are some great games of golf to be had in the surrounding areas for not a lot of money.
The clubhouse is also very new and modern so perfect for a few after game beers.
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 were again first class and the views were stunning. We were starting to get used the the immaculate condition of the greens and looked forward to our afternoon round on the Jubilee
There is a purity in this course that few courses can match. After a short opener, all the holes are wonderful.
Challenging, fair, perfectly conditioned, beautiful. If golf course designers studied the New course, they would learn that nothing flashy is required to build a great course. Totally pure golf. Exceptional. I can't wait to return.
Having travelled a fair distance just to take in the aura that is St Andrews I was happy to say the least to be given the chance to play the "New" Course. Thanks largely due to a friendly & enthusiastic gentlemen starter. I did arrive early morning @ 07:30.
I have to say that the experience will remain with me for the rest of my days. It is true links golf and a pleasure to walk on such hallowed ground.
I felt the course was in great condition and proved an enjoyable challenge. The Putting services were true and the fairways were rewarding to good shots. The rough as long as you found your ball, appeared daunting but was not impossible. The bunkers well you all know what their like !
The views across both the "old" course and the surrounding area of St Andrews are stunning.
I also found the facilities were exceptional as you would expect, and the staff across the board were extremely helpful & friendly. In my humble opinion no golfing journey is complete without at least a visit to St Andrews the true
"Home of Golf".
Played in July 2002. More fun to play than the Old Course (and half the price). The holes are laid out before you and if you keep it in the short grass, you can score. We had dinner in the Links pub and had a good meal and great service.
A FABULOUS COURSE!!! A GREAT TEST OF GOLF. THE LOOP OF HOLES FROM THE 8TH TO 10TH ARE SUPERB. THE VIEWS ACROSS THE BAY FROM THE 9TH TEE ARE WONDERFUL. I WOULD RECOMMEND GETTING TO THE COURSE EARLY. I TEED OFF AT 6 A.M. AND FINISHED BY 9 A.M.! BRING YOUR 'A' GAME THOUGH, YOU'LL NEED IT, EVEN IF THERE IS A SLIGHT BREEZE!!!
Loved this course and it was great fun. Not as many bunkers as the Old, but many good holes. The par five eighth, the par 3 ninth(245 yards ob left) and the par 4 10th(Blind drive) are a great group of holes.
I played it twice and enjoyed it both times.
My last round was played with an 81 year old gentleman from PA. He walked all eighteen and made a great par on the long (210 yards) par 3 17. We played in just under four hours!! The people you meet playing golf are great.
Many of the St. Andrews locals and staff will tell you that this is a better test of golf than the Old Course, and more enjoyable. I did not play the Old, but I loved this one. It is probably the most representative of a links course of the 9 courses our group played. We paired this with Eden for 36 holes one day, and that is a perfect combination.
This was my favourite of 9 course I played in Scotland (I did not play the Old, but did play Carnoustie). It is a great test of your entire bag - particularly driver. Also, you play, in large part, right along side the Old Course. This was nice for me given I could not get on the Old. I consider this the second best course I've ever played behind Ballybunion. Everyone who gets a chance should play it.
What an exciting day. This course was very challenging and made me use every club in the bag. It is essential to drive the ball straight. I found some of the greens to be so severe that at times it appeared to be unfair. The gorse was not encroaching on the holes as much as I thought it would but I was told that the gorse had been trimmed back. There are two outstanding long par 3's on this course. Bring your "A" game and relish the experience of St. Andrews.
I can't believe nobody has written about this course yet! It is Scotland's hidden gem. Nothing fancy about the course (like it's neighbour), but a true test of every facet of your golf game. Bring a good driving and putting game with you, and pray for wind - it makes the course as good as any you will find.
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