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“Links at its best!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Castle Course at St. Andrews Links

The Castle Course at St. Andrews Links
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Owner description: The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle Course opened in 2008 becoming the seventh course at the Home of Golf and part of the largest public golfing complex in Europe. Set on a rugged cliff-top with spectacular views over St Andrews, The Castle Course offers a memorable golfing experience.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Links at its best!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

After 2 days on the Old and New Courses our final day saw us take on the challenge of the Castle course and this time the wind was blowing at approx. 25-30mph. What a test - this must be the hardest round of golf i have ever played. The Castle course holds some extra benefits from being about a mile north of the town, the super friendly staff who could not do enough for you, a free pallet of range balls and the fantastic views. The course itself was the greatest test of golf with its convex greens, undulating fairways and its exposure to the elements. The views were to die for over the North Sea, the signature hole being the 17th, a par 3 over the North Sea - Tee to Green 179 yds with a cross wind taking your ball out to sea. A fantastic course and is a must for all serious links golfers, especially if the wind is out to play, highly recommended and highly challenging - would I go back? You bet :)

Visited March 2014
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Crail, United Kingdom
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“Views outstanding, service superb, lovely food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Beautiful golf club house open to the public. Extremely attentive and friendly staff - can't do enough for customers. Superb location with amazing sea views with great food. For non golfers, don't feel intimidated, very welcoming to the public

Visited August 2013
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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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“Man made links course gone bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

There are many great golf experiences in Scotland. This is not one of them. The contours are clearly man made and does not compare to the other courses around. If you are short of time, don't make this one of your picks

Visited July 2013
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Papenburg, Germany
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“Fantastic Course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We liked Castle Course so much that we played twice in two days and it was even more fun the second time around. The great variety of the layout and the quality of the adventurously undulated greens require your best golf to score. If you fail to play to your standards you will be consoled by the course's magnificent views and you will try again soon. The well designed clubhouse overlooking the ninth and eighteenth green invites you to stay and watch the players struggle with the hills and vales of the enormous green while enjoying your Guinness.

Visited October 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Great layout,not for beginners.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

I played the Castle Course on 15 October & it was a fantastic golfing experience .I had heard critical reports of the severity of the greens and the difficulty of the layout.It is a difficult course to score well on and you need your A game but the course and the views are magnificent.A must play when visiting St Andrews and a great alternative to the Old Course.

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