St. Andrews: The Jubilee Course

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

454

336

546

371

162

498

373

369

192

3301

411

497

538

188

438

356

428

211

437

3504

6805

Hndcp

6

11

2

13

18

3

10

8

15

5

9

1

17

14

4

7

16

12

Par

4

4

5

4

3

5

4

4

3

36

4

5

5

3

4

4

4

3

4

36

72

St. Andrews: The Jubilee Course was only a 12 hole course when it opened in 1897 commemorating Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The course was extended to 18 holes in 1912 and underwent reconstruction, which was delayed by WW II, and completed in 1946.  The modest yet characteristic challenge of the course was appreciated by some, but overshadowed by the challenge of the Old and New courses.  In an attempt to seduce golfers from the overplayed more famous courses, the Jubilee again underwent radical reconstruction transforming its modest length to the longest of the St. Andrews courses (The Old Course measures a bit longer now from the newer Championship tees).  The present incarnation of this course opened in 1989.  The newer layout is much tougher, especially coming in where 4 of the 5 par 4's play over 400 yards.  Although the greens on the Jubilee course are considered to be the best of this golfing Mecca several had to be enlarged to make them more playable in the strong winds.  The course has never attained the popularity of its earlier neighbors, but nevertheless offers the same links land challenge with a great variety of holes and a character all its own.


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