St. Andrews: The Old Course

Hole

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out

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in

Yards

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411

352

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514

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359

166

307

3272

318

172

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398

523

401

351

461

354

3294

6566

Hndcp

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18

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36

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36

72

St. Andrews: The Old Course is simply the most famous course in the world and the cradle of the tradition of the game of golf. The earliest forms of the game of golf were played here as far back as the mid-1400's, but the first Official Golf Club of St. Andrews was established in 1754.  It has been said that the layout was designed by 'God', and indeed, it has been the forces of nature that have endowed the course with its character. By contemporary standards the layout is short and simple; nine holes out and nine back with fourteen holes sharing seven double greens. St. Andrews is a prime example of how the technological advances in golf equipment have affected the way old courses play. In 1998 the course was lengthened by placing new teeing areas farther back in order to bring into play bunkers and elevations the way they were intended.  Still, on a calm day the course is vulnerable to the onslaught of today's big hitters. When the winds are blowing though, the Old Course remains after all the years a challenging and nostalgic pilgrimage through the Eden of golf's tradition. The British Open will returned to the Old Course in the year 2000 where Tiger Woods triumphed.


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