Duke’s Course at St Andrews is a highly regarded heathland course with panoramic views over the countryside. It has five separate tee positions at each hole and Peter Thomson, five-time Open Champion in the 50s and 60s, designed it. Therefore it has the flexibility and challenge for every level of experience. The venue has previously been the host of the International European Amateur Championship.
Signature hole three is the shortest on the course with a meandering walkway. Hole six is a demanding par five surrounded by bunkers. In addition to these, watch out for ‘The Card Wrecker’, hole number 17 which is a left to right par four featuring two pairs of oak trees. Not to mention the ‘Ice House’ hole 18, par four which includes the valley of sin! Any misplaced second shot will need a miracle!
The Duke’s Clubhouse has views of St Andrews. It hosts award-winning Duke’s Bar & Grill with an opportunity for a refreshing post-golfing pint. The decking also provides a lovely space to enjoy the outdoor air and sunshine. The Clubhouse is open from April to Mid-October. During that time the bar is open 7.30 am till 8 pm or until the last golfer completes the course. From Mid-October to the end of March the bar is open from 8 am till 5 pm. The all-day dining at the Clubhouse offers a great selection of goodies.
Both powered and manual trolleys are available for hire, and Golf buggies are available all year round. In addition to this, practise facilities include a driving range, putting green and short game area. The handicap requirement is a minimum of 24 for men and 36 for ladies. Make sure you bring your handicap certificate to the first tee and present it to the starter. You can find the scorecard online.