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Carnoustie

Angus, , DD7 7JE GB
Par 72, yardage 6,941. Evidence of golf dates from 1527 with this quote by Robert Maule: "Exersisit the gouf, quhan (when) the wadsie (wager) was for drink". In 1867, Tom Morris extended the original 10-hole design of Allan Robertson (recognized as the greatest player of his time). Architect James Braid altered and modernized the course in 1926. Unlike other links courses, this layout changes direction frequently. Carnoustie was used several times for the Open Championship.
Maximum handicap: 28 men, 36 women.
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Crail Balcomie

Fife, , KY10 3XN GB
Par 69, yardage 5,922. Crail's Balcomie Links is a beautiful links course that's set along the craggy Fife coastline. A number of holes run adjacent to the sea and those who get caught up in the spectacular sea views usually end up paying the price. Designed by the grand old master himself, Old Tom Morris, this particular links, only a short drive from St. Andrews, was said to be one of Morris' favorites. Round here, it is accuracy and not length that matters most and the short par threes only serve to emphasize that very fact. Plus, if the wind blows like only it can on a true Scottish links, then you can be in for a tough time.
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Crail Craighead

Fife, , KY10 3XN GB
Par 72, yardage 6,728. Founded in 1786, the Crail Golfing Society is the seventh oldest golfing society in the world and a bona fide jewel in the crown of Scottish golf. Its Balcomie course is recognized as a true classic, although its sister course, Craighead Links, is by no means filler - it stands on merit alone. Notable features include wide, sweeping fairways, large, expansive greens and sizeable bunkers that are only too happy to provide a temporary home for your ball. Visitors are presented with a true test of Scottish links golf that isn't easily forgotten.
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Edzell

Par 71, yardage 6,427. Edzell now boasts a great little nine-hole course, the West Water Course, and a smart new driving range, so there's plenty of warm up facilities available before you take on the main course. Delightfully situated at the entrance to the Angus Glens in the foothills of the Grampians, Edzell is renowned for the quality of its turf and good greens. Accuracy is rewarded as OB threatens on several holes. After a gentle start, the 446-yard par-4 second poses a severe test with OB to the right and behind the green and a blind second shot over a ridge to the green.
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Elie

Fife, , KY9 1AS GB
Par 70, yardage 6,273. Set deep in the Fife countryside, Elie Golf Club is a fantastic place to enjoy a round whether it is played in a relaxed or a competitive spirit. It sprawls over spectacular Scottish heartlands countryside and offers a sound but fair test of golf to players of all standards, pockets and persuasions. Quite simply, no matter what kind of golfer you are, you will find the romantic part links design and subtle charms of Elie exceptionally hard to resist. Nature lovers should keep a keen eye out for seals that bob up and down in the water by the 11th hole.
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Fairmont St. Andrews - Torrance

, KY16 8PN GB
The Torrance Course, designed by the late Gene Sarazen and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, is a par-72, 7,037 yard course that sweeps its way around the hotel and down to the coastal edge. It has been designed using the principles of links golf with an infusion of new styles. The natural contours of the land and the dramatic coastal setting are combined with a unique blend of Rye grass, innovative green-keeping skills and the expertise of Sam Torrance.
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Gleneagles - King

Perth and Kinross, , PH3 1NF GB
Par 71, yardage 6,790. The King's Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur. James Braid's plan for the King's Course was to test even the best players' shot-making skills over the eighteen holes. Selecting the right club for each approach is the secret on the King's. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world, with the springy moorland turf underfoot, the sweeping views from the trees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north, the green hills to the south and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon.
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Gleneagles - PGA Centenary

The PGA Centenary Course, created by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic. Even for a champion and acclaimed golf architect like Nicklaus, the PGA Centenary Course was a challenge. It had to be a great course and, set as it is in the heart of Scotland, the country that gave the world golf, Nicklaus describes the course as "the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with". From the back tees, the par-72 course measures 7,088 yards, the longest inland course in Scotland. However, the tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a challenging 6,558 yards from the white markers doen to 5,072 from the red.
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Gleneagles - Queen's

Par 68, yardage 5,965. The natural beauty of the Queen's Course inspires the world's most experienced players. The Queen's Course, in its long history, has played host to some of the world's golfing greats. Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen's offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics. At 3,192 yards long, the challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best players finding it a test to make par into a fresh southwesterly breeze.
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Kingsbarns

Fife, , KY16 8QD GB
Regarded as one of the finest additions to Scottish links golf in recent years, Kingsbarns is home to dramatic sea views on every hole and is as good a links as they come. Sir Michael Bonallack went so far as to say that Kingsbarns might just be the last true seaside links site capable of development in Scotland. The par-72 course, a mammoth 7,126 yards from its championship tees, has wide open fairways that roll over undulating ridges and hollows and expansive greens - get on the wrong side of them and you could easily be staring at a three-putt or worse. For the third year in a row, Kingsbarns Golf Links has been awarded "Best Golf Club and Course Experience in Scotland" by Golf Tourism Scotland.
Maximum handicap: 28 men, 36 women.
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Ladybank

Fife, , KY15 7SA GB
Par 72, yardage 6,617. This fine, long, almost inland course is laid out on rather flat terrain but there are plenty of considerations to keep play interesting here. The fairways are lined with pines and birch, heather forms the semi-rough and the contrast in style with the coastal courses gives this layout a unique position. It was originally built in the St. Andrews style by Tom Morris with 6 greens being used twice. Golf has been played at Ladybank since 1855.
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Leven Links

Par 71, yardage 6,427. Founded in 1820, this is Scottish links golf at its very best: several blind shots, numerous hazards and rolling fairways with unexpected bumps. The sea is visible from almost every hole, something which any true links course should encompass. The front nine is a test of your patience and fortitude while the back nine, especially the closing stretch of holes, requires careful course management and pinpoint accuracy. Getting par from the 16th onwards is not only a test of your skill but a test of nerve.
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Lundin Links

Golf Rd
Fife, , KY8 6BA GB
Par 71, yardage 6,371. Lundin was founded in 1868 and was played over what is known today as the The Old Course, a composition of the seaward holes of both Lundin and Leven Links. As the game grew in popularity, ground to the north of the railway was obtained and in 1909 James Braid designed a new course from the original seaside holes and the area acquired from the Montrave Estate. A few modifications to the original have been made over the years although the character and splendour of Braid's original design is still very much in force. Lundin is a wonderful course and has hosted Open qualifying on many occasions, in addition to countless regional and national events.
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Monifieth

Par 71, yardage 6,650. Renowned for two fantastic courses, the Medal Course and the Ashludie Course, it was no surprise that Monifieth was asked to be one of the Final Qualifying courses for the Carnoustie Open in 1999. The Medal Course is a natural mix of heathland and links with a fair share of hazards including new deep riveted bunkers. The well grassed narrow, running fairways, lush semi-rough, penal heavy rough and fast consistent greens will test any standard of golfer.
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Panmure

Burnside Rd
Angus, , GB
Par 70, yardage 6,317. Panmure is one of the oldest clubs in the world, having been formed in 1845. Originally at Monifieth, it moved to Barry in 1899. It is a traditional links course, adjacent to the world renowned Carnoustie, where the Open Championship has been played. Although not exceptionally long by today's standards, Panmure requires accurate driving and iron play. In addition, the greens are generally small with subtle borrows developed through over 100 years of play.
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Scotscraig

Golf Rd
Fife, , DD6 9DZ GB
Par 71, yardage 6,310. Situated just 15 minutes' drive from the town of St. Andrews, Scotscraig is a pleasant but testing course that's a mix of heathland and links. It is used as a final qualifying venue when the Open Championship returns to The Old Course. Its inviting blend of heathland and links stems from the fact that there are more trees than would normally be found on a links, although its relatively close proximity to the sea and rolling fairways ensures an enjoyable links experience. Scotscraig is known for its perfectly kept greens and all-round good condition thanks to an agreable local climate.
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St. Andrews Links - Castle Course

Fife, , KY16 9SF GB
Par 72, yardage 7,200. St. Andrews Links Trust has created a seventh eigtheen hole course to join its portfolio of six courses. Open June 2008, The Castle Course is two miles from the town center. The designer, David McLay Kidd, creator of Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coastline, has created a typical Scottish golf experience. Each hole has a choice of five tees and the course will be playable between about 5,300-7,200 yards. The experience of playing the Castle Course will be a treat for the senses. The North Sea is a visible presence on every hole while the view towards St. Andrews is one of the finest possible. The focal point of the course will be the headland named Kinkell Ness, or Point, which is where the double green that serves holes 9 & 18 is situated and where the clubhouse is built.
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St. Andrews Links - Eden Course

Par 70, yardage 6,195. The Eden Course is a delightful links course and one of the Links' more popular tracts. The fairways are not especially tight, although there are bordered by whins with thick semi rough just in front. The greens are one of the highlights round this course and if you get on the wrong side you can be left with a treacherous 30-footer that's full of curves and contours. The closing stretch of holes are superb, with the long 17th featuring out-of-bounds on the right and the 18th, which has a wonderful teasing approach shot into an undulating green.
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St. Andrews Links - Jubilee Course

Fife, , KY16 9SF GB
Par 72, yardage 6,805. Now well into its second century of life, the Jubilee Course has developed from a basic 12-hole layout into what many consider to be the toughest test of golf at St. Andrews. This championship course has large, firm and fast greens with plenty of pot bunkers and heavy gorse. It is hard to stay straight off the tee under any wind conditions, as the golfers are exposed to the winds which sweep in from the bay on the raised teeing grounds.
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St. Andrews Links - New Course

Fife, , KY16 9SF GB
While the Old Course rightly takes centre stage at the 'Home of Golf', the other courses which form the world-famous links are good tests of golf, too. None more so than the New Course, which measures 6,604 yards and has a par of 71. It was designed by Old Tom Morris and has seen golf played on its fairways and greens since 1895. Not surprisingly, the New Course shares many of the features of the Old Course and the same magnificent golf terrain.
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St. Andrews Links - Old Course

Fife, , GB
Please Note: Tee times are limited. Reservations should ideally be made 8 months in advance. The Old Course round needs to be paired with a round on the New or Jubilee course.***Foursome required*** PLEASE see Old Course Experience in the "Lodging" section for guaranteed tee times on Old Course for twosomes & foursomes.
Par 72, yardage 6,609. The Old Course of St. Andrews Links is without a doubt the most famous golf course in the world. This is the one course above all others which every golfer dreams of playing. It is the 'Home of Golf', the game having been played in this Fife town for at least five centuries, and to play on the hallowed turf of the Old Course is indeed a treat to be savoured. From the second you stand on the tee in front of the R&A clubhouse until you putt out on the adjoining 18th green, you feel you are in golfing heaven.
Maximum handicap: 24 men, 36 women.
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Ardgowan Hotel

2 Playfair Terrace
Fife, , KY16 9HX GB
The Ardgowan Hotel, is Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Hotel centrally located within St Andrews, on North Street, 200 yards from the world famous Old Course golf course and R&A building. The Ardgowan hotel is also near the town centre and the University of St Andrews. The Ardgowan comprises of two adjoining Georgian Houses of architectural note designed by the famous Scottish Architect Sir William Playfair. Set back within our own seated patio, which won the St Andrews Floral Award for Hotels 2009, The Ardgowan offers twenty nine comfortable ensuite bedrooms, all recently refurbished to a very high standard. On the ground floor of the hotel is Playfair's a well known Scottish restaurant and lounge bar where we serve a wide variety of freshly prepared food using top quality local suppliers and Scottish malts. The Ardgowan is a very popular accommodation provider for golf vacations and visitors to St. Andrews University and town.
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Dunvegan Hotel

7 Pilmour Place
Fife, , KY16 9HZ GB
The love for the game of golf inspired Jack & Sheena to acquire "The Dunvegan Hotel" in 1994, and have since developed this establishment into a great place to visit in St Andrews. The hotel is located a mere 112 yards from the Old Course, or as our logo implies 'Only a 9-iron from the Old Course' (depending on the wind!!).Jack a 4th generation Texan (Texas Aggie '72) and his Scottish wife Sheena, both avid golfers, operate the hotel 'hands on". They and their staff offer the very best in friendly, personalised service and really enjoy getting to know their customers and talking golf with them.The Dunvegan can comfortably sleep 16 golfers, but you don't have to stay hSleepy Dyeere to enjoy the great golfing atmosphere that is automatic when visiting the premises. As one major golf publication writes; "The Dunvegan is truly a golf lover's delight, and when you visit the famous golfer's corner lounge bar, suddenly you are eating and drinking with the ghosts of former open champions. What could be better!"
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Fairmont St. Andrews Resort & Spa

Old Station Road
Saint Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
The Fairmont St. Andrews Golf Resort & Spa is a five-star hotel that sits amid the rugged, coastal landscape of the North Sea while commanding spectacular views of the bay's golden beaches and the medieval skyline of the historic town. Each one of the resort's 209 guest rooms are designed with comfort and luxury in mind. There are two championship courses featuring a number of cliff-edge tees and greens. If guests require a little pampering off the tees, Fairmont St Andrews' European-style Spa indulges body and soul, offering a range of treatments for complete relaxation. It also has an 18 metre indoor pool, steam room and sauna.
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Gleneagles Resort

Perth and Kinross, , PH3 1NF GB
Gleneagles, "The Palace in the Glen", is only a one hour motorway drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, and is one of the leading golf and spa luxury hotels in Scotland. As a 5 Red-Star resort, Gleneagles not only offers three of the top golf courses in Scotland and a leading spa, it is one of the luxury hotels in Scotland where a myriad of sporting pursuits and leisure activities can be enjoyed without leaving its glorious estate. It celebrated its 80th anniversary in June 2004.
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Hazelbank Hotel

28 The Scores
Saint Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
The Hazelbank Hotel is ideally situated only 250 meters from the 1st tee of the old Course and less than 5 minutes walk from the University and the historic town center. The ancient castle, the cathedral, the harbour are all within easy walking distance. It was built in 1898 and has been refurbished with the original Victorian plasterwork and timber staircase being preserved. Each of the ten warm, comfortable and richly decorated bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom, direct dial telephone, television and tea and coffee making facilities. Some of its rooms offer stunning views over St. Andrews Bay to the Angus coast and the hills beyond.
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Nethan Guest House

17 Murray Park
Saint Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
Nethan Guest House is situated in the heart of St. Andrews only a few minutes walk from the famous 'Old Course' and within walking distance of the town center shopping which is well served by eating etablishments, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Also nearby is the West Sands Beach, The British Golf Museum, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Nethan Guest House is only 4 miles away from the Leuchars railway station, Edinburgh Airport which is 1 hour 15 minutes by car and Dundee Airport is 20 minutes by car.
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Old Course Hotel

Old Station Road
Saint Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
The Old Course Hotel is located adjacent to the St. Andrews Old Course - home of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, the most historic and famous golf club in the world. Golf Pilgrims travel from all ends of the earth to play these hallowed grounds. The hotel just completes the experience with completely deluxe service, friendly lounges, restaurant and bars. It also has a private locker room for golfers. The suites offer views of the Old Course.
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Rufflets Country House Hotel

Strathkinness, Strathkinness Low Road
Fife, , United Kingdom
Rufflets Country House is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is recognized by the Automobile Association as one of the top 200 hotels in Britain and among the top ten hotels in Scotland. Set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens, the turreted mansion house is located one mile outside St. Andrews and has been in the same private family ownership since 1952 when the the seven bedroom house was bought as a private home, prior to being converted into a hotel. The interior has been refurbished to match the exacting standards expected from discerning international guests, while still managing to retain the charm and ambiance of a private country house. Accommodation consists of 24 bedrooms and suites, 19 of which are located in the main house, including The Gilroy Suite and the acclaimed Turret Rooms.
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Rusacks Hotel

Rusacks Hotel, Pilmour Links, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JQ
, GB
Just a few minutes walk from the center of the village and with many rooms overlooking the St. Andrews Old Course, this four-story Victorian property is a great value to those who wish to be near the golf action but not pay the Old Course Hotel rates. Guest rooms are adequate without the refinement of the more expensive hotels in the area. All rooms include TVs, combination baths with hair dryers and other excellent facilities to help you enjoy your stay. Its "Old Course Restaurant", awarded two rosettes by the AA, serves fantastic food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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The Russell Hotel

26 The Scores
Saint Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
The Russell Hotel, a Victorian themed terrace town house, is situated on the Scores, overlooking St. Andrews Bay. Only 2 minutes walk from the first tee of the world famous 'Old Course' and yet, just as convenient for the town center and the centuries old St. Andrews University. Overlooking the sea and golf course, it offers warm hospitality in its intimate bar. The Victorian Lounge Bar has a welcoming open fire and enjoys a relaxed atmosphere serving a wide range of fine ales, beers, wines and an extensive 'Malt Shop'. A friendly welcome and consistent good food makes the Russell Hotel the ideal 19th hole.
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