The Castle

St. Andrews, Fife | 18 holes | Links | Par: 71 | 6759 yards

St. Andrews Links - The Castle Course: A view of the 3rd hole
St. Andrews Links - The Castle Course: A view of the 3rd hole

Also known as course No. 7 of the famed St. Andrews Link Trust, the Castle course adds to the brilliance of possibly the world's best collection of links golf courses. Opening in the summer of 2008, the Castle course was designed by David McLay Kidd, the designer of the heralded Bandon Dunes course in Oregon in the U.S.

The Castle course follows the coastline east of St. Andrews and is just two miles from the center of town. Kidd has worked wonders with the already brilliant landscape, making the Castle course a perfect fit to the Trust's other six golf courses, with outstanding scenery and a challenging level of play.

Playing to more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, the Castle course has golfers around the globe excited to try out the newest golf course in one of golf's premier vacation destinations. Following the coastline east of St Andrews, The Castle Course is two miles from the town center. Work on the ground began early in 2005.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
White 71 6759 73.6 139
Yellow 71 6376 71.9 135
Red (W) 71 5460 73 131

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: David McLay Kidd
  • Type: Public
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 2008
  • Golf Season: Low 11/1-3/31; High 4/1-10/31
  • Visitor Policy: There is no handicap restriction on The Castle Course. It is not possible to book The Castle Course as a single golfer.
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes

Tuition

  • Teaching pro:
  • Golf school / golf academy:

Services

  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: No
  • Pull carts: Yes

Prices

  • Week days: £60 - £120
  • Weekends: £60 - £120

Gallery

The par-3 17th at The Castle Course is as dangerous, playing over the Kinkell Braes (Kiel Christianson)The clubhouse at The Castle Course has nearly 180-degree views of the sea, and looks a bit like one of the course's many accursed The 454-yard 12th hole at The Castle Course is one of only two uphill holes (along with 11).The 400-yard 14th features several hairy The 585-yard 15th is an absolute monster of a hole, and if you get off-line here, you might never see the fairway again.The 184-yard, par-3 17th is like nothing else in Fife. You will remember this hole for a lifetime.The 555-yard, par-5 closer at The Castle Course is a massive, downhill left-to-right dogleg.The Castle Course's 346-yard opening hole is the most forgiving of the entire golf course.The view of St. Andrews from the second green is second only to the view from the sixth green.The enormous green at the 540-yard, par-5 fourth hole features three tiers, all running downhill from the fairway.


St Andrews Links Trust
Pilmour House
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9SF
Scotland
P: +44 (0) 1334 466666
F: +44 (0) 1334 479555
W: standrews.org.uk


Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Barry from Buffalo NY
    on June 11th, 2014 10:08
    Beautiful course to visit and have lunch, But don't play. Greens are Putt Putt style greens without the clown. (unless you become the clown by playing it)
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by john callaghan
    on May 12th, 2014 11:10
    Close to the worst coarse I have ever played & I have been playing for 40yrs.Someone seen a field & decided to cut some grass & couple it with the name St.Andrews. I couldn't be paid to play this again Club House was lovely& staff were too. but then again so is my home coarse.
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