Photos of the Old Course in St. Andrews

The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland is one of the game's most coveted rounds for a variety of reasons. There's the history, with golf dating back on these grounds six centuries. It's also the Open Championship's most famous and frequented venue, next hosting the event in 2010.

The golf course is also extremely fun to play for the average player on a golf trip to Scotland. Fourteen holes have massive double-greens that can yield putts of 100 feet or more. The caddies here will also tell you "Left is right, right is wrong," which means that missing left of fairways is usually okay, while going right can result in lost balls or out of bounds.

Lastly, the town of St. Andrews bleeds the game of golf and is filled with pubs and inns with a rich history and a golfing public that will chat up the town's legends with anyone. Here's a look at the Old Course in St. Andrews.

Jul 14, 2009

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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.