90 St Andrews Castle
Architect: McLay Kidd
Stats: 6,759yds, par 71, SSS 74
Visitor information: There are no restrictions on visitor access
2008 Ranking: N/A New Entry
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Set on the cliffs around Kinkell Ness, the Castle Course was built on land used over the centuries for hunting, then farming. The terrain has been sculpted to create a stunning landscape with rolling fairways and severely undulating greens. The course demands bold play as weak shots are punished severely. Incredible views offset the relentless examination.
Panellists’ comments: “Good addition to the golfing Mecca that is St Andrews”; “A place to play fun rather than serious golf”