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The oldest golf course in the world, where golf was first played over 600 years ago yet it remains a real test of golf for the professionals of today. Despite its reputation and status, it is a public course and is one of six public courses on St Andrews Links.
The course is known for its particular physical features including 112 bunkers, some of which are especially famous e.g. 'Hell' on the long 14th, 'Strath' on the short 11th and the Road Bunker at what is probably the most famous golf hole in the world, the 17th or Road Hole (so called because a road - which is in play - runs hard against the back edge of the green).
Another peculiar feature of the Old Course is the double greens where the outward and inward holes are cut on the same putting surface. These greens are large, not surprisingly, and golfers can be faced with putts of almost 100 yards.
When is the 2010 Open Championship?
St.Andrews will host the 2010 Open Championship from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th July 2010.
From Edinburgh: Take the A90 over the Forth bridge (toll bridge) which connects to the M90. Continue north until junction 7 and take the A91 following the signs to St Andrews. Journey time is approximately one hour.
From Glasgow: Take the M8 towards Edinburgh, and turn onto the A80 seven miles outside Glasgow. Continue on the M80 over the Kincardine Bridge which leads to the M90 (junction 6). Head north on the M90 until junction 7. Take the A91 and follow signs to St Andrews. Journey time is approximately one and a half hours.
Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh offer plenty of connections both nationally and internationally. Car Hire is available from the major firms at both airports and in the city centres. Dundee Airport offers flights from London City airport.
Edinburgh Airport Information:
Telephone +44 (0)131 333 1000
Fax +44 (0)131 344 3470
Glasgow Airport Information:
Telephone +44 (0)141 887 1111
Fax +44 (0)141 848 4769
Dundee Airport Information:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1382 643 242
Fax: +44 (0) 1382 641 263
St Andrews does not have its own train station - visitors should get off at Leuchars station and travel into St Andrews either by bus or taxi. The journey time is approximately 10 minutes.
Telephone: Railtrack National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
Golf Course Details:
Address & Contact Details:
Main Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: St Andrews Links Trust, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SF
Map: View directions for St Andrews Golf Club - Old Course
Telephone: 01334 478639
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