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The Open is the oldest major of them all, going back all the way to 1860, but it is also the most democratic. Here's a guide to the 14 historic links you can play.
The Duke's Course is a modern heathland golf course located just outside the town of St. Andrews. It was originally designed by Peter Thomson, but after Herb Kohler purchased the Old Course Hotel and Duke's property, he called on Pete Dye apprentice Tim Liddy to redesign the course, including creating four new holes and reshaping each of the 100-plus bunkers.
The Old Course in St. Andrews 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. The course is also extremely fun to play for the average player.
There is still time for golfers to head for St. Andrews before the summer crowds this April, Scotland's shoulder season for golf. Deals are available for gems such as the Old Course, Balcomie Links and the New Course.
Located just up the road from the town of St. Andrews on A917 is the Fairmont St. Andrews. The resort's scenic Kittocks Course is full of sea views and holes playing along the cliffs. Both the front and back sides have stunning holes, starting with the seventh, which tumbles downhill from an elevated tee straight toward the sea.
Considering St. Andrews Scotland golf vacations? Besides the Old Course, there are a bunch of "must play" layouts less than 30 minutes away.
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