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 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.

The golf course offers a distinctive experience with its picturesque heathland setting, surrounded by mature trees, gorse, and heather. Providing breathtaking panoramic views of St. Andrews town and the beautiful Bay. The strategic layout of the course, incorporating risk-and-reward elements, caters to players of all skill levels across its 18 holes.