The 18-hole Old Course at St. Andrews is one of the world’s oldest golf courses. It is believed that as early as the 1400s, shepherds played golf here. Today, the Old Course is the course that many golfers around the world want to play. It has 9 holes out and 9 back layout, sporting s famous shared greens on 14 holes.
The old Course’s championship credentials hardly require justification. It hosted 25 Open Championships and numerous events over the years. While the course measures around 7,000 yards from the championship tees, visitors are more likely to take on the 6,566-yard challenge.
In the absence of wind, you can play it quite easy. However, the overpowering sense of awe that you will once you stand on the first tee will definitely equalize matters. While all holes are an enjoyable and memorable experience to play, the finest on the course are the holes 1, 11, 14, and 17. The first ball struck will prove to be one of the most nerve-wrenching shots you will ever hit. In addition, the par 4, 17th “Road Hole” is a feared but celebrated holes in golf.
Overall, the Old Course is a must for every golfer. Getting the opportunity to play nice golf here is one thing, it is another to make the occasion an unforgettable one in scoring terms. All Old Course virgins find that in addition to pitting their wits against this world-class golf course, the elements of reputation, aura, self-determination, and history all contrive against a low return.