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4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
100.0%
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5 out of 5 reviews
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4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
3.3
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3 out of 3 reviews
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
Conditions
4.0
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3.7
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3.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6250
Slope 125
Rating 70.6
Type Public
By the year 1913 the pressure for play on the Old, New and Jubilee courses was such that a fourth course was required. Opened for play in 1914, the Eden course was designed by Harry S. Colt, internationally renowned for his course design skills. His use of the natural features and of the partially buried field boundary walls the course has an entirely natural feel. Alterations completed in 1989, under the direction of the golf course architect, Donald Steel , do not fall short of the high standards set by Mr. Colt. The result is a course of character but slightly less testing and more forgiving than the three courses lying on the seaward side. The Eden Tournament, inaugurated in 1919, remains one of the major amateur British golfing events. Every year over 250 golfers play for the Eden trophy in the second week of August. The legendary "Silver Scot" Tommy Armour, prominent in the golfing scene in the U.S.A., is recorded as finishing second in the qualifying rounds of the Eden Tournament of 1919 with a score of 155. Directions: Directions from Edinburgh and the south to St Andrews: Travel north on the M90 over the Forth Bridge. Leave the Motorway at Junction 3 and follow the A92 to its junction with the A914 north of Glenrothes. Take the A914 to the next roundabout, turn right and continue on the A91 through Cupar to St Andrews.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6250 yards 70.6 125
Yellow 70 5869 yards 68.9 121
Red (W) 73 5450 yards 72.1 122
Scorecard for Eden
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 70.6/125 326 449 417 273 144 407 346 178 505 3045 196 375 341 422 350 170 568 432 351 3205 6250
Yellow M: 68.9/121 301 438 402 251 125 376 307 155 484 2839 187 364 326 404 334 151 523 407 334 3030 5869
Red W: 72.1/122 270 438 402 240 119 371 291 139 466 2736 148 327 283 404 316 108 433 378 317 2714 5450
Handicap 11 3 7 17 15 5 13 9 1 14 8 16 2 10 18 6 4 12
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 35 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 13 7 3 17 15 1 11 9 5 14 4 16 2 8 18 10 6 12

Course Details

Year Built 1914
Golf Season Low 11/1-2/28; High 4/18-10/16
Architect Donald Steel (1993) H. S. Colt (1914) Cameron Sinclair

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - medical certificate required
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.3
5

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 3
Undulating Greens 3
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 3
Group Getaways 2
Junior Golfers 2
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 3
Near Local Attractions 2
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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Good opening course or PM replay option

The Eden Course, over a 100 years old, is 5th in the chain of command at the Links Trust behind the Old-New-Castle-Jubilee. But it's a delightful walk, and the front nine is especially strong with a few holes that run along the Eden Estuary. The back nine is less memorable and a couple holes feel more parkland in nature with small ponds, not really what you expect when you come to the St. Andrews Links. But the HS Colt design has some really solid greens. It's a little shorter and easier than the New, so it's a great option for lesser players. Eden fits into the St. Andrews 7 quite nicely and is a good reason why you should get the 3- or 7-day unlimited golf ticket from the Links Trust. The clubhouse is great and is the closest to the academy and driving range, so warming up is a breeze here.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Excellent warm up for links golf

We played The Eden on our arrival day at St. Andrews. While we arrived, our bags and clubs didn’t so we needed to play in travel clothes using rental clubs. While the clubs weren’t familiar, The Eden is a perfect warm up for a list round the rest of the Links. The course isn’t all that long (6,250 yards from all the way back), but the front nine especially offers a representative sample of the types of shots you’ll play throughout your stay on the bigger courses. The course also routes very close to The Old Course, so you’ll get a bunch of great views that can serve as recon for future rounds. The back nine feel less "linksy" as you get further from the The Old Course routing. All in all, I would highly recommend getting a warm up round at The Eden. This is not only for the links practice, but to insert a small time buffer due to the real concerns around European travel and lost/delayed luggage. If you try and push for a bucket list round very early in your stay it could prove to be a real negative if your gamers turn up missing.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Give it a look while in town

This was the perfect place to shake off the rust and yawns from flying all night. It's a course in St. Andrews, but it's not the Old, where you really want to make sure that you're well rested. The walk was terrific, even on this somewhat chilly afternoon. The front nine was stronger than the back, but still, overall, it was a great experience. I'd play again in a heartbeat it if was off the plane, or if I wanted to get in a few holes at the end of the day chasing daylight.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Under appreciated and usually overlooked by visitors

Let's face it, the Eden course is not the reason you travelled to St. Andrews. But if you need a warm-up round after a long trip or are looking for a afternoon round after playing one of the "names", the Eden will test all parts of your game. While it's shorter and with perhaps slightly fewer bunkers, the course is laid out on the same land as the original three courses, the bunkers are just as penal and the greens might be slightly more interesting. At a much lower price point, the Eden is well worth the visit.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Nice addition!

This course was a last minute addition after 3 members of our group got on the Old Course and the other 3 of us didn't. Like all the courses in the St Andrews Links group it was in great shape, well layed out, great for working and challenging for all skill levels. Cost was very inexpensive and it was easy to get a tee time. Its also conveinently located next to the range and practice facility. This course is worth playing if you have the time to add a course to your golf schedule!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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