St Andrews Linkswww.standrews.org.uk
"I fell in love with the Old Course the first day I played it. There's no ther course that is even remotely close"
St Andrews Links, the Home of Golf, where the game has been nurtured and developed for 600 years. The links is a special place which embodies the values and traditions of golf. Golfers from around the world aspire to come here to follow in the footsteps of nearly all of the legends of the game. Venue of The Open Chamionship.
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Year founded: 1400
Courses: Old Course (7219 yards), Castle, New, Jubilee, Eden, Strathtyrum, Balgove
Architect: Old course: Mother nature, Daw Anderson (1850), Old Tom Morris (1860), Alister MacKenzie (1930)
Hole #17 - 495 yards par 4
The Road Hole has long been believed to be the most famous hole in golf. Drive over the dark green sheds and the letter "o" in the word course. Bigger hitters – how much do you dare to go for? The green has been laid out to test even the most accomplished of golfers, should they attempt to stop the ball on this green with a long iron risking the notorious Road Bunker or the road itself.
Hole #18 - 357 yards par 4
Drive straight for the R&A clock and the green can be driven if conditions suit. The valley of sins guards the front of the green, but a wedge in to the green for second shot shouldn't cause the players too many problems. Crossing the Swilcan Bridge is a moment to be remembered forever.
Course played: Old Course
Date played: 5th October, 2011