St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk
Coastal duneland and River Eden estuary.
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).
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.
St Andrews Links (Eden Course): The expansive dune land of St Andrews is home to the world's greatest concentration of links golf. Closest to the sea is the challenging Jubilee course. Next to it the excellent New Course. Then the mighty Old Course, and next to that the shorter but no less interesting Eden course. As the layout furthest from St Andrews Beach, the River Eden estuary is a much stronger scenic feature on the Eden course than is the North Sea, seen from the other courses.
The dunes on the Harry Colt designed Eden course are less pronounced than on its peers, but the layout and terrain no less undulating. The first three holes run alongside the Old Course. Like its revered neighbour, the Eden's firm links turf sits on a sandy base. The course benefits from excellent bunkering, the greens are fast and fiercely undulating and the chances to play bump and run shots abound.
Among many memorable holes on the Eden, the 5th and 8th, a pair of short par-3s, sit adjacent and parallel to each other. The 5th is played to the right of the largest dune on the course, the 8th goes in the same direction to the left of the dune. As a warm up prior to tackling St Andrews' more renowned layouts, or just for the fun of playing one of the area's lesser known (and less demanding) gems, don't miss out on the delightful Eden course.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. No handicap limit.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, 3-day and 7-day unlimited golf tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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.
The Eden course takes its name from the River Eden estuary, which provides one of the course boundaries as well as home to a wonderful array of shoreline birds. Across the estuary you will see (and probably hear) the RAF base at Leuchars; also in view is the village of Guardbridge.
2019 Golf World rating: 95th best course in Scotland.
New Hall, St Andrews University, St Andrews, Fife
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Excellent value accommodation especially if you are on a tight budget.
St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Duke's course); Fairmont St Andrews (Torrance and Devlin courses).
Kingsbarns; Crail; Ladybank; Scotscraig; Lundin; Leven.
Old Station Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SP
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Nestling right alongside the famous par-4 17th Road hole, the iconic Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses of St Andrews, the West Sands beach and the beautiful north Fife coastline. This prestigious five-star hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World collection.
St Andrews (Dukes course); St Andrews Links (x7 courses); Fairmont St Andrews (Devlin & Torrance courses).
Kingsbarns; Crail (Balcomie links); Ladybank; Scotscraig; Elie; Lundin; Leven.
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