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Address: A91, St. Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland
Phone Number: 441334466666
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Built in 1895, the 6,604-yard track of "New" Course has...

Built in 1895, the 6,604-yard track of "New" Course has remained virtually unchanged for more than a century.

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Harder than you expect

What a tight course in parts and hard to score on. Play to your handicap and yo have played exceptionally well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Played in the area in Sept 2015 and thought we ought to play one of the courses at the home of golf.You can play here by simply turning up with your clubs and taking your chances. Course itself stand up as a good links course, with lots of traditional bunkers, narrow fairways, hidden approach shots, etc. We came off the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

What a tight course in parts and hard to score on. Play to your handicap and yo have played exceptionally well.

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Hopewell, Virginia
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Because this course was opened after "The Old Course" in 1895 it Is called the new course. But it is the oldest new course you will ever play. This course is a little more constricted than the Old Course and therefore a little harder. But stay out of the bunkers and it is quite fun. We had great caddies which... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A fantastic alternative to the Old course set in the heart of the home of golf I have played the New for many many years now and I can categorically say its up there with the best of Links. It looses nothing to the Old course other than name and tradition Great value and condition is always superb. Highly recommend... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hidden in the shadow of it's illustrious neighbour it would be easy to pass this by, don't. No it's doesn't have the history and atmosphere of the Old and you don't get the butterflies stood on the 1st or 17th tees but make no mistake this is a quality links on the same land as the old. If anything its... More 

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chester le street
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Played on a Sunday, book in, starter etc..., were all great, we were allowed to play off white tees as we are all good players. If I am really honest, our group were disappointed with the greens, with deep scarification scars over them, making it impossible to hole a putt with confidence. In our view not a patch of The... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great track to add to the Old Course experience. This was 1 of the 5 courses we played and I ranked it number 2 behind the Old Course. We were really lucky as the day we played the course the wind was no a factor but still this is a keeper and fun to play.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Played here years ago now back for a second try. The course is alright, but not as good as others in the area. The cours is ok if not a bit bland. Weather was great but feel it now shows its age and you can see it has been around for a while. The greens were ok, the layout not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A really great course, in good shape and somewhat challenging. We played it immediately after our Old Course round and thus maybe something of an anti-climax. Still, the New Course is over a century old and thus not so New. This epitomising the history of this area.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had an excellent round here during our pre-Christmas holiday to St Andrews. We arrived without a booking, and after using the clubhouse facilities to change etc., were quickly allocated a tee time. The course took 3.5 hrs to play, and we were lucky to have chosen a day of sunny weather and slight less breeze, which made the whole... More 

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