Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews
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Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews
Much like the nearby Old Course at St. Andrews, the Jubilee Course's turf features many little subtle humps and bumps. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 2
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Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 2
The second hole on the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews is a 353-yard par 4 with a steep fall-off right of the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee GC in St. Andrews
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Jubilee GC in St. Andrews
Originally a small 12-hole design, the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews is now a links of championship standard. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee golf course - holes 4 and 14
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Jubilee golf course - holes 4 and 14
The fourth and 14th holes on the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews share a green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee Course in St. Andrews - dogs
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Jubilee Course in St. Andrews - dogs
A man walks his three border collies on the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews, which is a public park. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - River Eden
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Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - River Eden
The Jubilee Course at St. Andrews plays closest to the sea and along the River Eden. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee Course
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Jubilee Course
The Jubilee Course in St. Andrews is a home course for the St. Andrews Links Trophy. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 12
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Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 12
The second of back-to-back par 5s on the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews is the 12th hole, known as "The Butts." Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 15
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Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 15
The 15th hole is named after the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews' most recent architect, Donald Steel. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee Course in St. Andrews - No. 16
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Jubilee Course in St. Andrews - No. 16
The 16th hole on the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews is a par-4 dogleg left named "Freddie Tait. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 17
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Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews - hole 17
The 17th hole on the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews is a 199-yard par 3 from the yellow tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Jubilee Course in St. Andrews
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Jubilee Course in St. Andrews
The closing holes on the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews play back toward the town. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Jubilee golf course in St. Andrews stands the test of time

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The Jubilee Course in St. Andrews is one of seven courses operated by the St. Andrews Links Trust.

Located in the heart of town and playing beside West Sands Beach and the River Eden, the Jubilee dates back to 1897. It originally opened as a 12-hole golf course intended for women, but it has been altered numerous times. In 1989, it reopened as an 18-hole championship layout designed by Donald Steel. The course plays 6,742 yards and in 2004 was the venue for the qualifying rounds of the Amateur Championship. It also alternates with the New Course in St. Andrews to host qualifying rounds for the St. Andrews Links Trophy.

The first seven holes on the Jubilee play out in the same direction, often with the wind at your back, before the majority of the course plays back home. A par 72, there are back-to-back par 5s that play parallel one another on the back nine, holes 11 and 12. There are four sets of tees on the Jubilee, playing as short as 5,979 yards from the forward tees.

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.
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The locals rave about the Jubilee Course in St. Andrews. Less crowded than the historic Old Course, the Jubilee still has that unmistakable St. Andrews aura. The Jubilee may be behind the Old Course, New Course and Castle Course in the St. Andrews pecking order, but it's a favorite course among locals and repeat visitors to the home of golf, Brandon Tucker writes.
So you didn't make the Old Course ballot this time around. That's why groups often book three or four days in St. Andrews alone. But if you don't want to play the waiting game, it's a near certainty you can still play golf even if you didn't book weeks in advance. St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife have one of the richest pockets of links golf anywhere.
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