The Castle Course is wedged between the town and the Fairmont St Andrews resort, on the stretch of land that is also home to the astonishing Kingsbarns, providing remarkable views of the ‘Auld Grey Toon’ and St Andrews Bay. More importantly, Kidd’s mammoth creation is a phenomenal tribute to links golf.
With five sets of tees, The Castle Course ranges from 5,300 to 7,200 yards, ensuring a stern but appropriate test for every visitor, and while it may need to mature, the layout looks set to become a classic addition to a golf tour of St Andrews. Into the rugged seaside grasses are carved some monumental holes, not least the 9th and 18th, whose greens share the land of the Kinkell Ness promontory.
The eagerly anticipated Castle Course merely strengthens the hand of St Andrews, adding another string to the already impressive bow of the world’s most famous golfing destination.