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“Best option if you miss the ballot and can't play New”

Jubilee Course, St Andrews Links
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Owner description: Reputed to be the most challenging of the links at St Andrews, the Jubilee Course will test your game and your patience.
Reviewed 10 June 2014

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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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Arguably the most challenging of all the St Andrews courses and a very enjoyable round. Every part of the course in good condition and some great holes.

Thank DAB60
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

This was my favourite course at St Andrew's, perhaps even more challenging than the Old Course. The fairways are narrow and firm; the gorse and bunkers, dangerous; the greens true. This was an enjoyable links test, and it requires real course management. The course was much easier to get on than the Old Course, and our round did not feel nearly as rushed. Enjoy the experience and appreciate how the wind can impact your game...

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Reviewed 9 October 2012

The Jubilee is a good test of golf, especially if you play when it is windy, as it often is at St Andrews! Quite a number of tight holes and some punishing rough if you go off line. Much easier off the yellow or bronze tees than the medals.

Thank 1310petem
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Unless you have pinpoint accuracy, avoid this course. Tight, with worse rough than the U.S. Open. Not a pleasant experience. Play Eden or the New Course instead.

Thank LADiner
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