The Duke’s Course was designed by five times Open Champion Peter Thompson and is unique among the courses at St Andrews. The heathland layout plays a par 72 6749 yards so you’re long game will need to be in good nick for a day out on the Duke’s.

The course is a departure from the others at St Andrews with large American-style bunkers guarding the fairways and greens. The opening hole is a case in point. You’ll greeted with an opening tee-shot that needs to evade a huge bunker that lies next to the fairway. The Duke’s is set up on hills overlooking the famous town, so it is an undulating track. A buggy is good idea as the walks between tees and greens are quite lengthy.

The very well-equiped clubhouse looks out over the course and town where you’ll be able to enjoy a tastey club sandwich as you watch others take on the course. Lap up the breath-taking views and get stuck in to a cold beer would be our advice.

Best Hole: The par three third is a beautiful 140 yarder that comes as a welcome break from the more frequent long holes.

Location: St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

Tel: 01334 474371

Web: www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk

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