St. Andrews Old Course - 18th Tee
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St. Andrews Old Course - 18th Tee
Players tee off on the Old Course's par-4 18th hole that heads back toward the town of St. Andrews. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - Putting green
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St. Andrews Old Course - Putting green
The practice putting green sits right next to the first tee on the Old Course. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - No. 2
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St. Andrews Old Course - No. 2
The Old Course's par-4 second hole features gorse lining the right side of the fairway, so keep your drive left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - Greens
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St. Andrews Old Course - Greens
The Old Course at St. Andrews features massive, double-greens on 14 holes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - Road Hole
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St. Andrews Old Course - Road Hole
The "Road Hole" 17th is one of golf's most famous. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - No. 1
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St. Andrews Old Course - No. 1
Walking down the first hole of the Old Course at St. Andrews, which features the Swilcan burn in front of the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - Bridge
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St. Andrews Old Course - Bridge
One of the most iconic parts of the Old Course is the famous Swilcan Bridge golfers trudge over on the 18th tee. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - Burn
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St. Andrews Old Course - Burn
The Swilcan burn lies in front of the Old Course's first green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - Town
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St. Andrews Old Course - Town
The Old Course's first and 18th holes play right in the heart of town. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - No. 16
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St. Andrews Old Course - No. 16
The last stretch of holes plays toward the town of St. Andrews with the old railway line running along the right side. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Andrews Old Course - Links Trust Clubhouse
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St. Andrews Old Course - Links Trust Clubhouse
The Links Trust Clubhouse plays next to the second hole of the Old and the New Course's 18th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Photos of the Old Course in St. Andrews

The Old Course in St. Andrews , Scotland 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, next hosting the event in 2010.

The golf course is also extremely fun to play for the average player on a golf trip to Scotland. Fourteen holes have massive double-greens that can yield putts of 100 feet or more. The caddies here will also tell you "Left is right, right is wrong," which means that missing left of fairways is usually okay, while going right can result in lost balls or out of bounds.

Lastly, the town of St. Andrews bleeds the game of golf and is filled with pubs and inns with a rich history and a golfing public that will chat up the town's legends with anyone. Here's a look at the Old Course in St. Andrews.

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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Photos of the Old Course in St. Andrews
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