The New Course at St Andrews beckons you to embark on an unforgettable golfing journey where tradition meets modern design. Had this course been on any other piece of land anywhere in the country, it would be seen as a real marquee course. However, it will always be in the shadows of the famous ‘Old Course’.
A Brief History of St Andrews The New Course
Neighbours with the famous ‘Old Course' The New Course is certainly not ‘New' to the area. Built in 1895 by Tom Morris and Benjamin Hall Blyth, the New Course was added to the Links. It provided another option for golf for the town's folk over the increasing popularity of The Old Course.
Course Design at The New Course St Andrews
Stretching out over 6'500yds, this Par 71 has similarities to The Old Course such as shared fairways and double greens. In addition, there are narrow rolling fairways protected by dunes and gorse bushes, strategically placed bunkers protecting greens and putting surfaces with subtle slopes.
It is a traditional links course that makes the most of the surrounding natural elements to produce a top-notch golfing test. The configuration of the course is an out-and-back, with the 18th green being immediately to the right of the first tee.
The New Course is available for play all year round and advanced booking is essential during the busy season.
1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 Shoulder Season
17 April 2023 – 15 Oct 2023 High Season
16 Oct 2023 – 30 Nov 2023 Shoulder Season
Membership at The New Course St Andrews
If you are lucky enough to become a St Andrews Ticketholder you can play all 7 Links courses for as many times as you want, for the whole year. Pricing for this can be found here
Where is The New Course?
Finding your way to the New Course is straightforward, as it is conveniently located near the town centre of St Andrews. Whether you choose to drive or take public transport, you’ll find easy access to the course. Simply follow the signs to St Andrews and then look for directions for the New Course.