The Old Course, St Andrews
The Old Course at St. Andrews is arguably the most famous golf course in the world known as ‘The Home of Golf’. The Open Championship has been hosted here an incredible 29 times, more than any course in the world, with past champions such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Seve Ballesteros lifting the Claret Jug in front of the R&A Clubhouse.
Designer: Mother nature and eventually by Old Tom Morris
Course Opened: Golf has been played at St Andrews since the 1400’s
Course Record: 62 by Louis Oosthuizen, Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey, George Coetzee and Victor Dubuisson
Awards: Top New International Course and No. 56 in the World by Golf Magazine, Top 100 Golf Courses in the world by Golf Digest.
Signature Hole: No. 17: Par 4, 495 yards (Open Championship Tees)
Open Championship: 6,933 yards
White: 6,721 yards, SSS 73
Yellow: 6,387 yards, SSS 71
Red: 6,032 yards, SSS 76
Carnoustie is one of the world’s most famous courses, being a host of the Open Championship since 1937 and is one of most feared golf courses around the world.
Designer: Allan Robertson, Old Tom Morris, James Braid
Course Opened: 1527
Course Record: 64 by Richard Green, Steve Stricker, Colin Montgomerie, Alan Tait and Shane Lowry
White: 6,948 Yards, SSS 75
Yellow: 6,595 Yards, SSS 74
Red: 6,144 Yards, SSS 71
Kingsbarns is a relatively new course compared to the Old Course St. Andrews and Carnoustie, however it is still a stunning championship golf course with spectacular views.
Designer: Kyle Phillips
Course Opened: July 2000
Course Record: 60 by Branden Grace
Championship: 7,227 Yards, SSS 75
Medal: 6,807 yards, SSS 73
Regular: 6,351 Yards, SSS 70
Championship Ladies: 6,086 Yards, SSS 74
Ladies: 5,238 Yards, SSS 70