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The Duke's St Andrews

Craigtoun, St. Andrews KY16 8NS, Scotland
01334 474371
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Ranked #9 of 27 Activities in St. Andrews
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: The Duke's, owned and managed by the Old Course Hotel, is a lush, heathland golf course perched on the hillside just a few minutes from the hotel. Noted in Golf World's Top 100 Courses in the Scotland, this championship 18-hole course has magnificent greens, beautiful fairways, a fleet of electric golf buggies and five tees on every hole, making it most appealing to golfers of all abilities. Don't forget to visit The Duke's Clubhouse, a popular and relaxed dining venue with stunning views of St Andrews and beyond. The award-winning Duke’s Clubhouse offers a hearty selection of traditional food to warm the cockles of any weary golfer’s heart - tune in to the post-golfing analysis over a pint of beer or head on to the deck and catch a few rays of sun with a gin and tonic in hand.
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Inverness, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were recently staying at The Fairmount St Andrews Bay and we were hoping to play golf but there was a competition on at the 2 courses and a friend offered to arrange a round at the Duke. Well having played around 150 rounds this year at some very good course both abroad and also in the UK I can... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A fine Scot, retired RAF officer, and friend for 30 years who we hadn't seen in that same amount of time, invited me to play The Duke's. While we only played 9 holes, I got a real good taste for what Mr Kohler (Whistling Straights) had in mind when he bought this course. It was a beautiful windy, sunny day.... More

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Highland, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Another in the line of great links. Enjoyed the caddies and the setting. It was a true test of your game. It was raining on and off but this is what you expect for Scottish golf.

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Perth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Superb course, great condition and will be enjoyed by all golfers. It is certainly a challenge which, is exactly what it should be and with the choice of tees the course is as long as you want to make it. The guys in the pro shop and starters box go that bit extra to make you welcome and more importantly... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great course. Very attentive staff. Lovely clubhouse overlooking the town and course. Course in excellent condition and beautiful weather.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great welcome, the staff really know what you need on a trip like this, no stuffiness about the club whatsoever, buggies a bit expensive at £40 but you do need one as green to tee is a long way on some holes, due to having to pass the black tees which at 7,600yds means they are a long way from... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

OK I am a member here and live on the course, but .... this is one you have to play when in St Andrews. Located on the hill outside the town, this is a parkland/heathland course with echoes of Gleneagles and Rosemount. Used to be muddy and tight but redesign and drainage have improved it out of all recognition -... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very difficult course - tight driving holes, links style course. Beautiful views from all areas of the course. Well maintained and worth the challenge

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice to give the links a break.. Beautiful trees and views and lovely fresh air.. Play safe. Walk the course to take in the beauty.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Duke's improves every year and due to the glorious weather it was in the best condition I have ever played it in. A warm welcome awaits with excellent facilities in the clubhouse. The course has some stunning holes, notably "Denbrae" and "Braw View" which has to be one of the best golf holes anywhere!

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