St.Andrews New Course
With a whole host of great courses to choose from in Scotland, the “Best Kept Secret” is actually The New Course, designed by W.Hall Blyth, and the layout from Morris the course opened its doors in April 1895.
Initially, the course was built solely for the purposes of overflow from the old course, after a short while the course itself earned (and with good reason) an International reputation all of its own.
The course is… wait-for-it, the oldest New Golf Course in the world. It is not dissimilar to the old course with its undulating styling, and amongst many opinions thought that were it not for its proximity to the Old Course, then perhaps many big events in fact Open Championships would perhaps have been hosted here.
The New Course is a traditional out-and-back course which means, of course, the 18th green sits very nicely next to the first tee.
After 17 Holes testing holes of great golf, the 18th comes as a welcome reminder that you have nearly finished yet another great classic St Andrews course. The 18th is a par 4, 408-yard hole, aiming just to the right of the first fairway bunker should put you in a great position for your approach shot into the final green, With out-of-bounds at the back of the green, being too-long is just not on, check before you play where the pin is as this green has ridges so playing from the wrong half if it will not be the end to the round you were looking for.
The New course is just another fantastic layout, another gem that you just can not go wrong with, established as many of the other courses here are and of course always-book-early as Not playing here is just not-cricket!