Our scheme whenever we go to St. Andrews is to book several days (usually finishing with a reserved round at Kingsbarnes) and be at the mercy of the Ballot to get on The Old Course. With the open days we either have gone over to Elie or Lunden or out to Crail. This year we decided to play Jubilee (New had an event and was closed). It's too bad it took us so long to play this course. An easy walk down from town and sharing a new clubhouse with New, Jubilee is convenient, easy to get on and a terrific course. It's reputation as being the toughest track in town is well deserved as it is narrow, ringed with ball disappearing rough/gorse and blessed with small greens. You need not hit it far here but you do need to hit it straight or you will suffer. Our visit had great weather but the course was a bit tatty--the greens about the same as Old although it was clear they don't get the same level of care. That didn't much matter as the layout features an interesting mix of holes, great use of large dunes and will challenge every club in the bag. Several holes we wanted to turn around and play again we were so delighted. It is now on our repeat list for the next visit. After the round the club/bar has a nice view of Old and New and the roof of the clubhouse offers great views of all three courses, the firth and town--worth the climb.
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