St. Andrews Links - Strathtyrum Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 69
Length 5620
Slope 107
Rating 66.2
Type Public
On 1 July 1993, the Strathtyrum Course became the first 18 hole layout to come into play at St Andrews for almost 80 years. It takes its name from the adjacent Strathtyrum Estate, from which the land was purchased. Designed by Donald Steel to offer enjoyable golf, the course complements the tougher, championship layouts at the 'Home of Golf'. It is shorter and, with only 15 bunkers, a relatively sand-free environment by St Andrews' usual standards. It still requires, however, a considerable level of skill if it is to be negotiated successfully. Although few in number, the bunkers are cunningly placed and the moundings around the green place a considerable emphasis on iron play accuracy. The greens themselves have slopes and borrows which can make taking more than the regulation two putts all too easy and give a links-like feel to the layout. The course lies primarily on an East to West axis with the result that the prevailing westerly winds can play havoc with distance. Seemingly innocuous 340 yard par fours can be difficult to reach with two good wood shots for the handicap player when the wind is freshening. Laid out in two loops of nine it is one of only two courses at St Andrews Links where the use of buggies is permitted (the other is the New Course). The Strathtyrum Course's popularity with locals and visitors alike has taken off and it is now a firm favourite for all except the most committed length-seekers. 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 69 5620 yards 66.2 107
White (W) 69 5620 yards 72.2 120
Yellow 69 5004 yards 63.4 101
Red (W) 68 4705 yards 66.8 105
Scorecard for Strathtyrum
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: 72.2/120 W: 71.0/119 332 350 154 298 497 125 331 183 366 2636 338 512 389 168 350 300 137 376 414 2984 5620
Yellow M: 66.2/107 W: 68.0/113 327 319 149 256 451 120 290 160 340 2412 292 442 312 143 312 265 120 321 385 2592 5004
Red W: 66.7/105 315 312 140 248 284 110 284 154 334 2181 288 401 308 133 264 257 114 314 345 2424 4605
Handicap 5 7 15 13 1 17 9 11 4 14 2 10 16 6 12 18 3 8
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 4 34 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 69
Handicap (W) 12 6 16 14 2 18 10 8 4 11 3 1 15 7 13 17 5 9

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 4/16 - 10/14
Architect Donald Steel (1993) Tom MacKenzie (1993) Martin Ebert (1993)

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

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Nice way to finish off out trip!

3 of the guys from our group chose to use our last day to pack up and walk around the town of St Andrews, so the rest of us added this course last minute. It was a golf trip after all and it was the last course we needed to play, over our 2 trips to Scotland, to have played all courses offered by St Andrews Links. Not a very long course, but it was very windy and the course played a lot longer then the card stated. Again, course conditions are 2nd to none, greens were in great shape and rolling well, couple of great par 4s, and nice par 3s, but the course plays pretty straight forward. Easy to walk, and easy to enjoy. If your looking for a quick 18, thats not expensive this is the course for you. Could be enjoyed a first round over there and getting use to the links style of golf, and its located next to the range and practice facility for St Andrews Links

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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