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G-Money 4 Reviews

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Played the Old Course in April, 2011 (perfect weather)! You definitely need a caddy on the course as many holes crisscross from front to back nines and share common greens. An experience of a lifetime walking some of the same footsteps and fairways of the greatest golfers in history! If you're in Scotland you have to play the Old Course! The Old Tom Morris bridge on the 18th fairway was the location for my group of 18 to capture a memory of a lifetime!

rudi48 23 Reviews
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Eden Course, Gorgeous Links Golf

For GBP 50 you get a lot of St. Andrews feeling and can score a good score on the not so long track. Some holes are parallel to the Old Course. The caddies from the Old Course also collect spoiled balls from their customers on the Eden Course!!
Nursing looks as good as on the Old and New Course.
Easily get a start time.

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shensel 6 Reviews
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Dreamlike atmosphere

A must for those who love golf. The visit to the "Home of Golf" will remain unforgettable, especially when at sunset on the 18th run of the Old Course the view across to the clubhouse and the surrounding town. Admittedly, the "old" places around the Old Course can not be compared with modern American-style designer facilities, but that's not the way to Scotland. And the Castle Course on the other side of the little town of St. Andrews completes the package of St. Andrews Links outstanding, as it is an incredibly varied, demanding dune course with beautiful views of the sea. In addition, the atmosphere is very uncomplicated and the local people are very friendly. We were fortunate enough to spontaneously get a tee time for the Old Course in the summer due to a breakdown. I never used a Caddy during the three stays in St. Andrews, the contact with the Greenkeepers and starters was always excellent and characterized by great friendliness and laxity. Conclusion: Nothing for "competition / and fast players", but something for connoisseurs who do not mind that you have to even share a double green with the oncoming flight. This short wait can then be used very well to get in touch with his traveling from all over the world flight partners of different skill levels and share his joy in this visit.

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drfritzmaier 137 Reviews
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Old Course, Castle Course

The scenery and history is worth playing as a golfer once in a lifetime.
The first two and the last three holes are remembered because of the famous look, the rest is interchangeable, despite the dream weather.
Between 8 and 12 o'clock Zwangscaddies duty, if one does not want to carry.
These were under all S.!
Constantly chattering, disinterested and pushing on pace (the money machine has to run finally!) And false put lines I recognize myself!
Old Couse Place 3 * Scenerie 5 *
Castle Course: great place, great views, heavily cropped greens, moderate service (three-year-old pound notes were no longer accepted - you should go to the bank yourself!) The 5 * refer exclusively to the Castle Course. He does not quite reach for Kingsbarns, but probably only a few places in the world do that!

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divott48 1 Review
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Crippled myth

The Old Course lives on its myth, which is mercilessly marketed. The price-performance ratio is miserable, the entire area with the other parallel running and sometimes intersecting courses is completely overcrowded. In some bunkers one can make acquaintance with players of the Jubilee course, which is strange, but has little to do with respectable golf. The very first train is crossed by a path that families with prams, cars, bicycles and dogs eagerly use. The Castle Course and Kingsbarn are more interesting and reasonably priced - not to mention Turnberry.

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Tobigrae11 25 Reviews
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Old Course. What Else?

We were lucky enough to play the Old Course at the first Ballot participation in May 2018.

The whole flair and history alone make the Old Course worth playing. The care condition is top. Only small (very small drawback) is that the space and all places next to it is very crowded. You can only see people everywhere and can not enjoy 100% of the beautiful view.

It is recommended to play with caddies, especially the first time. Even if it costs something more (50 pounds + tip). It's worth it anyway.

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Anakin 12 Reviews
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Castle Course - Top course, great views, sophisticated

Played 30. May 2018 2 players / HCP 19/20 Reception very professional.
TeeOff gift.
Great clubhouse.
Good pro shop.
Hilly tracks - but good to walk - PushTrolley perfectly adequate.
Very fast greens.
Exciting tracks. Very varied.
From all tracks you can see the sea.
At the tee of 9 you order in the Halwayhaus by phone: 0) Conclusion: a really great experience.
must Play

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Ritchie 90 Reviews
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Golf is a must! Castle and New Course

Both places played 14.05 and 18.05.2018 condition at both top! Very friendly welcome and helpful staff!!! Caste Course is hard but he's still fun!!!
New Course runs 8 holes next to the Old Course from the topography are both very similar - you can feel the spirit of the legends would play again at any time!!!

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Franziska 10 Reviews
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Hilly and windy

Today I played the Castle Course with a lot of wind. The place was hard and the balls rolled very long. Only the wind partly did not carry the balls to the desired landing site.
All in all it was a great experience.

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Flavio Capitano 6 Reviews
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OLD COURSE

Teetime at 06:50 with 2 caddies. Place in a top condition. But difficult without caddy. I needed 95 strokes on the court. Have HCP-18.5 play him again next year.

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FranzJ 9 Reviews
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Must have

We played the Eden Course this August, quite normal golf, not a typical Linkscourse. Be sure to play the Castlecourse. Super welcome, very nice staff. You feel like a professional. THE Links Course in Scotland.

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GaryIrvine 7 Reviews
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Strathtyrum Course

Sure, who comes to St. Andrews, who thinks of the Old Course. But if you want to shorten the waiting time to the start time and you want to play in, you can quietly play here. The place is not the longest and certainly not the most spectacular place there. I arrived Saturday afternoon, got a start time immediately and could start immediately. Very friendly reception, care condition super ubd as entrance into the Mecca perfect. Good preparation for the round the next day at the Old Course

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Franziska 10 Reviews
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Castlecourse - hilly, but great

After the New Course 2 years ago this year the Castle Course was the turn, with a bit of wind and cloudy sky it went on the 30.05.17 on the square. Luckily for the start gift also a Birdiebook belonged. This helped us to find the ideal land-line between the obstacles. The course is quite different from the New Course because it is located on the hill. You can always see the sea and the view of St. Andrews is great. I would like to come back to see if my score is better on the 2nd time.

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Rainer Kurz 44 Reviews
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Start small also has its charm

We have at Easter, in the evening, spontaneously looked at the clubhouse of the small squares over and all three had to choose from. Balgove can see a 9-hole practice course just to play along. When choosing Strathyrum or Eden is to choose no question the Eden Square. He is demanding, is sometimes close to the sea and away from the street. A true links course that is worth the money.

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Das wird noch ein Pärchen 11 Reviews
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(At least) once you have to have played here

I had two really memorable days on the Old and New Course.

With any luck, I got together with our landlord about the fate of a start time on the Old Course and every second was fascinated. Railways fairways and greens, bunkers and sand dunes share wherever you look. And with a few British Open transmissions in mind we just enjoyed the round. Even Jim, my companion.

The New Course there is nothing to - even without split fairways and greens. Really "new" he is not.

Conclusion: do not think of the green fee but drift in the flow of St. Andrews.

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K. Per 253 Reviews
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New Course

Accounts unfortunately only play the "New" because we have not received a tee time for the Old course. But the atmosphere in the entire area was very impressive, konsrvativ, reverently, Scottish - awesome.

The New Course is indeed nice, but not achieved by far the standard of maintenance of the Old!
Fairways interesting, but not outstanding. Greens like everywhere very fast, but rather dull, because the balls do not accept the breaks especially!

A nice day of golf, the course "skin a but not to"!

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marczh 27 Reviews
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Played all places each super but Old is the one and only

Much has been written about only briefly a few tips:
Most preferably, the 3 day tickets, each with a guaranteed starting time 4-5Monate book in advance (cost 2016 GBP225). Thus, man 3 days at play as much as you want all the seats except Old.
Most spectacular place is absolutely play... 10min outside of St. Andrews Castle Course. ATTENTION necessarily the book mention that you want to have a local not only local caddies. We had a South African as it gets worse.
I can recommend Bruce from Dundee and Nicky Finlay for the Old Course he knows the place since 1964!!!
Old Course pending sure before 4:00 otherwise it really needs a lot of luck, or just the draw if one is to 2nd. remember HCP card that you have to really show. The Old is the HAMMER if you can PLAY with CADDIE!!!

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rs 24 Reviews
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Beautiful and challenging

We played the end of May the Castle Course twice and were completely satisfied. The course is arranged very interesting. Taken Pray in a plethora of flowering gorse bushes. The greens are tricky and in very good condition. Although I do not find that the place is a "monster", but challenging it is all.
The condition was good, the staff helpful and nice.

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Munich Shank 28 Reviews
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Expensive Vernügen

I have the place in August 2015 played shortly after the Open Championship.
As a previous reviewers have already noted, I was at just before 4 am on Old Pavilion and was No. 17 (!) In the queue. At six opens the Pavillion and one wears a waiting list. Tip: do not stray too far. A 4p with starting time at 8:50 is not published and 4 people with list numbers in the 20's were there and were lucky. I was there just at breakfast and could then still at 15:30 on the round.
Unfortunately fired from hole 8 of coastal fog, and many famous views of the city and the sea were denied us. Thanks Kevin Caddie I played the round with a single pass to the end.
However, the place with 170 GBP plus caddy plus tip thanks to the Americans is totally overpriced. Those who want to save money, go on Sunday on the Old Course and a walk takes pictures and plays the New Course next door on Monday.

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golferaugsburg 15 Reviews
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Old Course at St. Andrews

There is much written, whether the Old Course is the best place in Scotland or not. I have played the Old Course in May, and it is only an opinion: Fantastic, it is the unique combination between links golf and history. I can only agree with the recommendation to take a caddy. These are usually great guys, with incredible knowledge of the place.
Who spieln the opportunity to the Old Course, this should definitely make.
An experience FOR LIFE!!!

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Ruedi 4 Reviews
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Top Castel Course / "the monster"

This name fits perfectly, fully motivated on the day after the visit of the 2014 Ryder Cup, the reality has returned once again. Strong wind influence, near Rough - a top challenge. Does a player really Hpc 10.4 caddy, Yes and Yes again.
In no other golf course in the view of St. Andrews and the sea is so vast. Just great this 2008 on cliffs and dunes created golf course. This place is like a panoramic postcard.
A must-play for the visit of the Council Area Fife.

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Quentin T 9 Reviews
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Home of Golf - an experience for the whole (Golfer) life

One can read many reviews on the Old Course and who wants to play here can do it. Whatever one makes subsequent preparation Basics to note:
1) Have fun. Perhaps the most important tip.
2) To the latest (!) 04:00 clock on the Old Course Pavillion (not hire Starter House) "in the line" if you do not start time. The clock time 04:00 is especially true now in the High Season.
3) You can rent shoes, socks and bats.
4) arrive at 5:55 clock is too late because all the free start times assigned and the clubs are all given.
5) "You need a caddy?" YES, is the only correct answer, if you have not played here (Nintendo does not count) and otherwise is not familiar with links courses. The course is not too challenging, the greens not too fast, but the location of the bunker and Raff must know otherwise you lose already on the track two track. Partial is not knocked out of the tee box towards the greens to avoid the bunkers. Z. b. on the 17 (dogleg right) you have to already know where to aim, otherwise the green is hard to make and even less to get the ball in front are the street-for.
6) Left is always right on the Old Course. True to 17 of 18 tracks. The right side should be generally avoided.
7) The caddy is always right. Own ideas ( "I'll take better a 7-iron"), are not a good idea. The caddies are all scratch golfer and some react as very sensitive. Without the experience of the locals, it is difficult to identify even close to the square in the right wind landing position.
8) Make it simple. Also widely use the putter from the banner. Bump and run in high winds is a good alternative.
9) Have fun. It can not be repeated often enough.

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Carsten 47 Reviews
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St Andrews Links is a must once in a lifetime

St. Andrews has to have played as a golfer once in a lifetime.

Old Course: The mere 1st and 18th fairway are impressive. They play out of the city and on the 18th just back again in the very nice university town. On these two holes one is also always accompanied by a greater number of viewers, which appreciate great shots with applause. It's a very special feeling!
The first time a caddy is highly recommended, since the holes can not be seen so readily sees from time to time like a green moonscape from as many craters, undulating fairways and countless hidden pot bunkers are to deal with. All in all an absolute experience. Course was in very good condition as are all the other places in this system.

New Course: The Old Course is a little similar, and with a little more broom!

Eden Course: also has its own special charm, especially the par 3 complex of hole 5 and hole 8 are outstanding for me.

Jubilee Course:'s been the hardest place for me. The rough is extremely and you play almost a right dunes links course. But absolutely brilliant holes, balls stock should be well filled.

Strathtyrum: is the shortest and easiest place directly in St. Andrews. To be a good alternative to not completely frustrated by links golf, especially for not so good golfers.

Castle Course: Located south of St. Andrews and is the only place of the St Andrews Links is not located directly at the other courses. A beautiful links course is hilly as the only a bit. If like me you have a beautiful weather, the view of St. Andrews and the North Sea just always overwhelming.
Course is to be underestimated under any circumstances. If you have not been here, it can quickly cost a lot of balls.

I have solved a 3 day ticket and every day played two places. Only the Old Course is not included here. In June, this is perfect because it can be played well to 22:00 clock.

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leogolf 1 Review
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Old Course Experience

I was the end of April 2014 in St. Andrews. Golf should not be neglected, hope to play the OldCourse was there.

Review of the New Course: Good links course in wind is not too simple, but very fun!

Review for OldCourse: I had no tee time and have just reported me in the morning to 6:00 in the starter and asked if somewhere still a place is free. One then comes on a waiting list and with luck you may then lie down and play 160 pounds. To 08:20 I was able to even knock. First Fairway mega wide, who does not take the train should urgently consult a trainer: P

By and large, the quality of the course is good, but not outstanding. Aaaber, you realize simply that this place is old! The layout is just cool. Suddenly, in the middle of the fairway, a 2.5 m Hühel front of you, but just as flat as the mowed fairway. Double greens, pot bunkers, a links course content. Lots of fun!

As a recommendation, I would suggest a caddy because the circuit is, for example, if one knows him from the Playstation, not too easy to recognize.

To play the OldCourse the Feeling Alone are the 160 pounds worth, the 18 is a super final hole!

St. Andrews ansich is relatively small. Who wants to eat a good burger and to want to drink a pint, should go to the VIC on Market Street. There the music is relatively loud.

Very, very tasty Italian food there is in Zizzies in South Street.

Otherwise, it is a student town, small and manageable, but sympathetic.

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jghamburg 11 Reviews
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The selection makes it

New course - So la la Jubilee Course - top!

In St. Andrews, one should consider very carefully what course to play. The New course for B was not great, the Jubilee Course, the better...

Condition: Always good

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Kat 13 Reviews
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New course

It's just a left course, if he was not in St. Andrews, it would be nothing more special. It runs between the Old and the Jubilee course, the view is about the same, the wind and the rain also. Here you can play without a caddy and comes together with ordinary people, even locals. Tee times, there are also short term without reservation, especially in the afternoon. The price of 70 GBP is ok, the Old Course Caddie with 150 + vs me seems a bit overpriced.
From the clubhouse roof terrace there is a beautiful panoramic view of all St. Andrew's left.
Kat

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Andi 8 Reviews
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Worth the money. WOW

Have benefited from an offer in the Scottish bunkered golf magazine and book the Castle Course with bacon roll and two course dinner with a friend. The whole has cost each of us 60 pounds and was cheaper than the green fee cost usually in March.
Now to the facility itself. We were taken straight to the beginning of the club house and sent to the environment. A short time later, we then explored the driving range and I must say, it is not large (Driver haircuts are forbidden), but it was fun to enjoy the service there. A few balls later went to the square. There we were again instructed how we should play best and what there is to be observed. The place itself is the best golf course I have ever played. Despite his young age, you think of some holes, they have always been so since. The view of St Andrews is simply outstanding. The blue waters of the North Sea in combination with blue sky and not visible greens provide a perfect break from everyday life. The course is very hilly, Rough eats downright balls. 20 cm in the rough means new ball, because this is no tall grass ball back. The bunkers are strategically placed very well and you need to have trust in his shock defeat to this length. The greens are the craziest thing I've ever played. An up-and-down without end. In addition, the greens are extremely fast and can put many a small run loose 2-3 meters. The Signaturehole is number 17 As already described, a hole about 150 meters with a steep slope it is to overcome. But the prospects in all holes makes everything worthwhile.
The service in the club house is outstanding. The cozy lounge chairs invite the views of the double green (hole 9 & 18) and view the North Sea and to let hintersich for all time.
A course which is unequaled. The experience is really worth the money. Asks for offers if you are there or a tee time booked. With a little luck, you can also benefit.

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klaus1983 3 Reviews
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Benchmark in course maintenance, service and scenery...

I have studied 1 year in St Andrews and played at least every other day on one of the squares. So I hope my review with a brief overview of the St Andrews Links Trust can give to...

My Rating:
Total: For all installations of the St Andrews Links Trust, that fairways and greens are in great condition, also shops and "club houses" are excellent and offer everything your heart desires.

Among the courses:
Balgove: 9-hole course, which offers a good introduction for beginners, all others will be bored.

Strathtyrum: Budget-St Andrew's Golf World. The place is certainly not sophisticated, but perfect for a "quickie".

Eden: Genuine links golf at a high level, tw. challenging and long.

New Course: see Jubilee, just a bit easier.

Jubilee Course: Before the opening of the Castle Course in my opinion by far the most challenging course, very long and tw. with heavy wind. Opposite the Old Course preferable, especially because more start times are available and because no caddy required.

Old Course: Of course the mother of all golf courses. Difficult for tourists to come short of starting times, but possible: the day before just drop the name into the lottery wheel on the starter house and then be early in the course. My opinion is over priced green fees, there is also (due to the high volume request) mandatory caddy. The caddy will cost a few pounds plus "mandatory" tip again.
The course itself is challenging, if you are familiar with golf links and sometimes can play a punch against the wind. The partial small challenge is more than offset by magnificent views of the city and legendary holes.

Castle Course:
I knew the nickname "The Monster" by my Vorkommentator not, but I find it VERY accurate. Since I could only play the course shortly after the opening, I hope that my review is still current.
Magnificent views of St Andrews and the sea. Several holes are right on the cliff, a pair of 3 passes directly over a cliff. Strong wind influence, high rough - a real challenge.

Finally, a little anecdote:
St Andrews is rumored that the Trust links, so the Foundation operates all courses as public facilities, and has earned so much money on his account that he is constantly in danger of losing its Foundation status. This was probably the reason to build the Castle Course - the money had to be spent. Too bad that the ggn.über the Old Course again higher green fees at the Castle Course this "vicious circle" reinforced.

Two small tips:
If you're lucky, is invited by his flight partners after the round for a drink and maybe a round of snooker in one of the local golf club. In St Andrews there is next to the R & A nor the New Golf Club and the St Andrews Golf Club (as well as the University of St Andrews Golf Club, no clubhouse).

The Bar One Golf Place is outstandingly suitable for a pint after the round is very popular with the students. Casual atmosphere.

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dhlarry 3 Reviews
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Top: Castle Course

Of course, the Old Course is a mecca for golfers, but who do not want years before applying for a "ticket" as in Bayreuth, which selects other places. We played the Eden and the Castle Course - the verdict? Eden is partially located on the Old Course and is probably typical of the links at St Andrews. Especially the very long wave and greens fall on: Even otherwise, the rough is part of Fairway quality. The woods and unpack it!

But the "monster", our Landlord, the Castle Course: Extremely hilly, undulating and around the corners, partly over cliffs, with deep bunkers, confusing topography, stunning views, etc., the non plus ultra in St Andrews, plus with wonderful Panaramaperspektive on hole 9 and 18 and the city from the hole 19 from. The discount for the men's 150 meters in hole 17 on a marine canyon, spectacular!
An absolute must for anyone who plays in the UK once the home of golf, and yet very comfortable to play, despite all the difficulties, if you want to master the monster. (Except Burbeck Iceland, which was once part of Enid Blyton, but is in the south). It's worth the few extra bucks to lie. Unfortunately, here also: Book long in advance via internet, using credit card, and then hope that the flights and the car does not fit all on strike. Be at least an hour before tee here! The driving range alone is worth the money, with the Rangers, who put the balls to

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