St Andrews (Jubilee) - Fife - Scotland

St Andrews Links,
St Andrews,
Fife,
KY16 9SF,
Scotland


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“The Home of Golf” at St Andrews is the only venue in Britain that can lay claim to having seven courses in its portfolio and the Jubilee, the third oldest course at St Andrews, is perhaps the most underrated of them all.

In March 1897, John Angus was presented with the challenge of designing a course suitable for beginners and having it ready for play the same year. The 22nd June 1897 was a public holiday to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and on this day a rudimentary 12-hole course was ready for play. In commemoration, it was called the Jubilee. At the turn of the century, the course was extended to 18 holes, and in 1946, Willie Auchterlonie made further improvements to the layout. In 1988, Donald Steel gave the Jubilee a complete overhaul and upgraded the links to championship standard. The course now measures over 6,800 yards.

The Jubilee plays on a narrow strip of links land, wedged between the New course and St Andrews Bay. Some of the holes thread their way through low sand dunes. It’s a much more “normal” layout than the Old and the New. The Jubilee has no double greens or shared fairways, but it does play in the same out-and-back fashion. The Jubilee’s raised tees provide unparalleled views across St Andrews Bay to the east and the fluttering flags on the other St Andrews courses to the west.

It would be fair to say that the Jubilee was an ordinary course before Donald Steel got his hands on it, but it’s now full of variety and character with a very strong collection of par threes. So it’s no surprise that since Steel’s changes, the Jubilee has already played host to a number of important amateur championships.

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Description: The Jubilee’s raised tees provide unparalleled views across St Andrews Bay to the east and the fluttering flags on the other St Andrews golf courses to the west. Rating: 6.7 out of 10 Reviews: 34
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Carl Statham
As you would expect with St Andrews the set up is pretty good. The new club house works very well and has great locker facilities. The one thing about St Andrews is that there is no sense of fuss, the whole place is full of people on there once in a life time trip but the locals go about arranging a few rounds of golf in a very cheerful un flustered manner. I think the St Andrews folk understand that whilst they are lucky to have the most famous course in the world, they don't posess the mast amzing links land in the world. So they ask you to pay a reasonable green fee and organise your whole trip in a very friendly and welcoming way.The course is a good one, it starts off a little bland but builds around the turn. It certainly has great views of the town and surrounding estuary from it's raised tees, especially as you hit the turn. As you head back from the furthest point the course builds and throws up some really good holes with dunes larger than I was expecting at St Andrews, certainly the 16th is the feature hole and would grace any links and is possibly only challenged by the 8th.Anyway as you can tell I'm a fan of the place and it makes for a good golfers destination ......... where else would it be perfectly normal to see people walking down the high street in full golf paraphnalia .......... oh and it's worth coming to see the Americans dress up .....nice people terrible dress sense.
September 08, 2006
6 / 10
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Jim McCann

You will be fed up hearing this from me by now, but how many courses adjacent to more reknowned links get overlooked when they are excellent courses in their own right? Yes, this is yet another one of those that would standout if it was miles from any other golfing venue.

Greens are smaller and fairways are tighter than the Old and New next door and the dunes give it far more definition than the other two big brothers. As expected in winter time, plenty of bunkers were out of play due to repair work but that's no great hardship if you land in one!

There is a great run of holes when you finally head for home from the par 5 12th and they make good use of the low dunes for green placements and teeing grounds. I like the New better than the Old and I think I now like the Jubilee even better than the New. Play for half price without a mat as a winter warmer and you will not be short changed.

Jim McCann

February 06, 2006
6 / 10
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David Redwood
Not got the tradition of the Old or the New but still an excellent course with many outstanding holes. The large and often unusually shaped greens make it particularly difficult to get close to the flags meaning that three putts are a common occurrence and being the closest of the courses to the beach the wind can make this a really tough course.
October 27, 2005
4 / 10
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stuart speechly
A fun, old fashioned links course. Narrow at times, so good to get that straight game in shape before a jaunt down grandpa Old. Also gets the brunt of the sea breezes so a nice little wind education awaits the eager student. Greens as fast as the other two courses. A nice, reasonably priced round for the traditional Links lover.
May 31, 2004
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