Played the Jubilee on the 1st day as part of the 3 round winter package. What a fantastic golf course. The front 9 is fairly short but extremely tight in places with a couple of fantastically laid out holes. The 2nd stands out, a narrow landing area between the dunes leaves a short iron to a huge sloping green from back to front. Run off area on the right feeds the ball down into the pot bunker and tree that sits at the bottom of the valley. This hole typifies everything about the jubilee course, very risk reward but the key is to keep the ball in play off the tee which in places means taking irons off the tee. The back 9 is a lot tougher, 2 back to back Par 5's are followed by a clever little par 3 framed by the gorse then a string of extremely tough Par 4's. The signature hole 15th is a fantastic Par 4. You tee off to an elevated fairway that sits inbetween the towering dunes. 2 pot bunkers lie at the left corner of the fairway to make the tee shot extremely tight. The 2nd shot is played thru the valley to an elavated green perched at the top of the huge sand hills. It is a brilliant Par 4 that requires 2 well struck shots to hit the green. Overall the condition of the course was fantastic for February, greens were running very good, not as fast/true as them on the Old Course but still impressive for the time of the year. Would recommend to anyone if they go up to St Andrews, it's a fun/challenging course that accompanies the Old fantastically.
Date: February 26, 2017