A stunning location in a parkland style course set above St Andrews and with great views. Good practice facilities and very friendly bar/balcony with good setting for post play relaxation. Would have appreciated the hut being open for refreshment at halfway at lunchtime. Good golfing experience, though course is 'protected' by a dramatic amount of bunkers (I seemed to be in most of them) and these were not of good quality, with different sand quality and many stones (I chipped a club). So a good course overall, but can be improved and not as good as the links courses just 3 miles away.
The Duke's Course was designed by five-time Open champion Peter Thomson CBE, and has been highly regarded since its opening in 1995. However, with Herb Kohler's recent takeover of the Old Course Hotel and the Duke's, there has been significant investment, designed to enhance both the layout and the drainage of the course.