Best golf courses: St Andrews

St Andrews: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Morris, Old Tom

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Balcomie Links - Old Tom Morris (1895). Craighead Links - Gil Hanse (1998).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Clark, Clive

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Clive Clark

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Unknown

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Unknown

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Devlin, Bruce

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Bruce Devlin (with contributions from Gene Sarazen).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Torrance, Sam

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Sam Torrance (with contributions from Gene Sarazen)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Phillips, Kyle

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Kyle Phillips & Mark Parsinen

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
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Unknown

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Private club

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Many have contributed to the Old Course layout. Most recently: Daw Anderson (1850s), Old Tom Morris (1860s to 1900) and Dr Alister Mackenzie (1930s).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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McLay-Kidd, David

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David McLay-Kidd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Thomson, Peter

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Original design by Peter Thomson, with significant later alterations and a new back-nine layout by Tim Liddy in 2006.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Colt, Harry

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Harry Colt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Angus & Steel

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John Angus Jr designed the original 12-hole layout (1897). The course was extended from 12 to 18 holes (1905), and significantly redesigned by Donald Steel (1989).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Morris, Old Tom

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Old Tom Morris

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
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Unknown

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Many have contributed to the Old Course layout. Most recently: Daw Anderson (1850s), Old Tom Morris (1860s to 1900) and Dr Alister Mackenzie (1930s).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
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Steel, Donald

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Visitors welcome

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Donald Steel

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