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“Fantastic course that needs to redesign the greens”

The Castle Course at St. Andrews Links
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Owner description: The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle Course opened in 2008 becoming the seventh course at the Home of Golf and part of the largest public golfing complex in Europe. Set on a rugged cliff-top with spectacular views over St Andrews, The Castle Course offers a memorable golfing experience.
North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic course that needs to redesign the greens”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The architect designed a great golf course with the best views of all the courses at St. Andrews Golf Links, and almost ruined it by creating greens that are more at home on a putt-putt course. The only thing missing from the greens is the windmill and the hippo's mouth. Blow up the greens & rebuild them with 1/4 of the mounding and it will immediately jump to 5 stars. The 17th hole is the best par 3 in St. Andrews.

Visited July 2014
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Toughest course in ST. Andrews”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This course is not for the faint hearted! The greens are like glass, the grasses beautiful but deep and deceiving, the wind wicked, bring a caddie! From what I've been told, the course I'd so difficult that the pros don't even want to play here and every year they widle the green down a bit. However, the views of the ocean are stunning and the club house gorgeous! if you think your a good golfer, test your skills here! At least you'll be rewarded at the 19th hole!

Visited July 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“New but will get better with age”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

A great golf course, but only 6 years old and in need of a few more years to mature. Nevertheless the course set-up is superb and we had a fantastic day.

Visited July 2014
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a course!! The 17th is awesome”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

A golfing adventure "par excellence". Everything from the exceptionally friendly staff, a golf course second to none, excellent food at the Half Way Bar all coupled with a good score, what could be better?

Visited July 2014
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Sterling, Il
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice course”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I found the course my favorite in the St. Andrews area. We maintained and challenging. The only downside was the snack shop was not that good.

Visited June 2014
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