Duke's Course

St. Andrews, Fife | 18 holes | Heathland | Par: 71 | 7271 yards

The Duke's Course's 13th hole is one of several greens that were recently remodeled.
The Duke's Course's 13th hole is one of several greens that were recently remodeled.

Perched on a hill, on the southern boundary of the Town, the Dukes Course’s parkland setting the course compliments St Andrews' famous links and is a true test for every golfer. The rolling fairways and undulating greens provides a Round full of interest and challenge. The Clubhouse both enjoy spectacular views of the Town and Bay of St Andrews towards the Firth of Tay and Carnoustie.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
71 7271 0 0


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Tim Liddy
  • Style: Heathland
  • Built in: 1995
  • Golf Season:
  • Visitor Policy: Welcomed - A handicap of 24 for gentlemen and 36 for ladies is required to play on the Old Course.
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes - "Duke's Golf Academy"


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes - £45
  • Rental carts: Yes - £40
  • Pull carts: Yes - £5


  • Week days: £35 - £120
  • Weekends: £35 - £120


More than 100 new and redesigned bunkers have given the Duke's Course in St. Andrews a more rugged look. ( Photo by Brandon Tucker )The brand-new 15th starts off the Duke's redone closing stretch.The Duke's course added or rebuilt 116 bunkers during the redesign to give a more rugged look.The par-3 12th hole on The Duke's Course features a stone wall behind and left of the green. The par-5 11th hole at The Duke's Course is guarded by a burn in front of the green. The par-4 10th hole on The Duke's Course is a tricky dogleg left. The long, par-4 seventh hole on the Duke's Course heads downhill toward the sea and town in the background. The Duke's Course's par-4 13th hole is downhill all the way and can be driven from the tee by long hitters when the wind is at their back.The par-3 16th hole on The Duke's Course heads downhill from the tee box and plays to a large green. The par-4 17th hole is framed by trees the whole way on The Duke's Course.

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife
Scotland KY16 9SP
P: +44 (0) 1334 474371
F: +44 (0) 1334 475234
W: oldcoursehotel.co.uk

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by double bogey
    on May 07th, 2015 11:52
    Played course on rainy day. Course terrific, great layout, with beautiful views.
    course in great condition Love shape of bunkers
    Clubhouse stunning - staff really helpful, although pro shop a bit pricey
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Ian Batchelor
    on October 28th, 2014 18:26
    Played at the end of July 20014 course was in fantastic condition and staff at the club were really friendly and more than helpful my playing partner and i had a great days golf and will definitely be going back !
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by George Scott
    on March 14th, 2014 10:10
    Played in a dry spell in March so course not at its best. Taking this into consideration, however, the course was in poor condition and didn't look likely to improve much in the better weather. Fairways were very muddy, greens bumpy and inconsistent and the general opinion of the group was good layout, but pretty scruffy. Not worth an expensive green fee.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Hugh Jars
    on October 24th, 2012 02:13
    Greens are a bit bumpy and the drainage needs a serious examination, but the views and layout go a long way towards compensating for this.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Alastair Carmichael
    on September 30th, 2012 15:53
    Very badly kept for a course which claims to be good. Inconsistent greens and scruffy aprons
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