St Andrews is the Mecca for golfers and it. Is interesting to read other reviews of the New Course. The condition is impeccable, as you would expect it to be. Fine turf, immaculate bunkers, thick gorse, rough rough, if you stray too far from the short stuff, but a fair course if you steer a tight line around it.
What left me slightly disillusioned was the memorability factor, or lack of. Yes, the 8th is a great par 5 and the 9th a really strong and difficult par 3, but apart from that, I am struggling to recall specific holes. There are blind drives where you need to trust your stroke saver, hidden bunkers that appear from nowhere and humps and hollows that give and sometimes take. Everything you would expect of a wonderful links course.
You have the St Andrews feel all the way round. You know you are playing at the home of golf, and that is special enough. When I look back at this trip however, the New Course won’t be the one that lasts longest in my memory.
Date: September 27, 2020