New Course, St Andrews Review
There are many people who will tell you that the New Course at St Andrews is a better test than its more famous counterpart. It certainly requires greater accuracy from the tee.
It is a par 71 and measures 6,665 yards. The third is a par five at 511 yards and when played into the wind it is a monster. There is a deep fairway bunker on the left to be avoided at all costs from the tee, as well as gorse bushes all the way down the left hand side. Unusually, there are no greenside bunkers, but the undulating green is extremely tricky.
The eighth is another classic par five. It only measures a tad over 480 yards and offers a good birdie chance. Once again there are several well placed bunkers and more gorse in addition to the large green that is protected by two further bunkers. Miss all of that trouble and you could be putting for an eagle. But you might end up giving it straight back at the ninth; a fearsome par three measuring 225 yards, with out of bounds on the left.
The 11th is a great par four, measuring just 368 yards. A well-placed drive is vital, as there are a lot of bunkers to be avoided. Finish in any of them and a straightforward hole could easily cost you a five, or worse.
The 18th is a fine finishing hole. It measures 408 yards, has an undulating fairway, bunkers left and right and a deep green guarded by further bunkers, on both sides.
The New Course ranks alongside the best in Scotland and is a must play for any trips to the St Andrews area.
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