St. Andrews Links - New Course

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6625 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6625 yards 72.8 127
Yellow 71 6362 yards 71.6 125
Red (W) 75 5992 yards 75.3 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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"It's not the Old, but it's still old and in St. Andrews"


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

This is a tough one. It's probably a better layout than the Old, and most of the front nine is just along the side of the Old, which makes you jealous. But, it's not the Old.

If you can put the Old out of your mind and enjoy it for what it is, you'll have a great time. If you're not able to play the Old and only get on the New, you may have fun, but it's still difficult not to perseverate over the fact you're not really on the hallowed grounds.

Still, this is a good track and fun to play. We had tough conditions on this late afternoon, but I'd play it again in a heartbeat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Shouldn't miss this"


RavensGolfer's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Opinions vary whether the New or the Jubilee is the toughest of the original courses at St. Andrews. I've also found the New to be plenty of challenge. While it doesn't have the magic of the double greens on the Old Course or playing in and out of the village, I think it's a better layout than the Old. Plus you get to play along the Old course for much of the front 9.

In recent years, a lot of the gorse has been removed, making the course play a bit easier if you spray the ball. But it's hurt the feeling of the holes being isolated from each other.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Old New Course! - 1895"


Colin468's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We played this course 3 years, and new we had to play it again this trip. Excellent condition, great layout, numerous challenging holes for all ages. Easy to walk and easy to enjoy. This course should be added to your itineray if you are playing any of the St Andrews Links courses. The clubhouse is really nice, with a roof top garden, that provides 360degrees views of the old, new and jubilee courses! Pro shop is stocked with all your golf and tourist souvenir needs. The bar/restaurant has great views and great selection of food and drink for after your round. Even if you aren't playing this clubhouse is worth the visit!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Second Choice......"


JeffArenson's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Can't get onto the Old Course? Then get onto the "New"; it is still over a century old. For many of the locals, this is where they play the most. I found it to be the most difficult of the four courses I played at the Home of Golf. Designed by Old Tom himself, the New is between the Jubilee and the Old. The routing is a bit different in that one goes back and forth instead of just a classic out and back routing. I really don't remember any of the holes being special but I also don't remember a weak one. I do remember the par 3 by the estuary being quite difficult in a wind. I also found it to be the narrowest of the courses and accurate driving really comes into play here more than the others. It is true links golf with bump and run, shot options and quality bunkering. It doesn't have the quirk or strategic options of the Old, but there are only a handful of courses that do.<br/> Over all, another quality course at the Home of Golf, but not really in and of itself worth a trip over the pond.<br/> The course is near the restaurant and putting green. If in town, play it but do try your best to get onto the Old.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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