St Andrews Links (Strathtyrum Course)


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   St Andrews Links (Strathtyrum Course) Est. 1993

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St Andrews Links (Strathtyrum Course): Furthest from the sea and shortest of the 18-hole layouts in St Andrews, the relatively compact Strathtyrum course is still capable of giving your game a good workout (especially for mid and higher handicappers). This enjoyable layout is worth a visit, prior to taking on the challenges of St Andrews' more demanding championship layouts.

On relatively flattish terrain close to the western approach road into St Andrews, Donald Steel has created a very pleasant course incorporating many fine links golf features. Gorse bushes and occasional pockets of fir trees will need to be factored into your course management on some holes. Plenty of mounding around the putting surfaces requires the greens are approached with good iron-play, following accurate driving from the tee.

Although water hazards are scarce and the 15 or so bunkers lack the ferocity of those on St Andrews' more revered courses, there's enough challenges here to test your game. The greens on the Strathtyrum are home to all manner of slopes and borrows, not least on three double-greens, that resonate with those on the revered Old Course.

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Making Contact

St Andrews Links
Eden Clubhouse,
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1334 466 718
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1334 466 666
Fax

  +44 (0)1334 479 555

Email   reservations@standrews.com
Website   www.standrews.com
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Steve North (Director of Instruction - St Andrews Links Golf Academy)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links course.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Donald Steel
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5620 5004 4705
Par 69 69 68
SSS or Slope 66 63 67
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole courses of St Andrews Links: par-72 OLD course (6,721 yds from the back tees; even longer from Championship tees used for pro events); par-71 NEW course (6,625 yds); par-72 JUBILEE course (6,742 yds); par-70 EDEN course (6,250 yds); par-69 STRATHTYRUM course (5,620 yds) and par-72 CASTLE course (6,759 yds; located on the other side of the city). St Andrews Links is also home to the 9-hole par-30 BALGOVE course (1,520 yds).
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How2Get There?

1 mile NW of St Andrews
From the A91 at western edge of St Andrews (first roundabout as you arrive in St Andrews), turn left direction Hotel / Golf Courses. After 300 yards turn right direction Golf. After 800 yards Eden Clubhouse is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-April thru' mid-Oct) (all days): £30. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, 3-day and 7-day unlimited golf tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. No handicap limit.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Players generally walk this course. This is a walking course; golf carts only available for medical reasons and for over-65s.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Strathtyrum course takes its name from the adjacent Strathtyrum Estate, from which the land for the course was purchased.

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Location

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Latitude: (56.349665)
Longitude: (-2.817382)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Rusacks Hotel 4-star
Pilmour Links, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JQ
+44 (0)870 400 8128
www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Located alongside and overlooking the 18th fairway of The Old Course.

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Golf within 5 miles St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Dukes course); Fairmont St Andrews (Devlin and Torrance courses).
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Golf within 20 miles Kingsbarns; Crail; Ladybank; Scotscraig; Lundin; Leven.
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Hotel du Vin St Andrews 4-star
40 The Scores, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AS
+44 (0)1334 472 611
www.hotelduvin.com

Following a significant refurbishment and extension from 22 to 40 rooms, the Hotel du Vin St Andrews (formerly St Andrews Golf Hotel) now boasts a new and contemporary interior design inside this spacious Victorian townhouse. The views over St Andrews Bay and beaches are as spectacular as ever. In its quiet terrace location near the Promenade, this stylish, boutique hotel offers underground parking, external courtyard, whisky sampling room and wine cellar, as well as the famous student bar Ma Bells.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Dukes course); The Castle Course; Fairmont St Andrews (Devlin and Torrance courses).
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Golf within 20 miles Kingsbarns; Crail (Balcomie and Craighead links); Ladybank; Scotscraig; Lundin; Leven; Elie.
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