I just dont get it with the old course, I think that too many people are thinking with their hearts rather than their heads.Whist the whole"St. Andrews" experience is wonderfull the old course is distinctly average and were this course located enywhere other than St. Andrews it would hardly raise a mention in any list.The 1st., 9th. 10th. and 18th. are little more than golf in large fields and the par 3's are barely memorable, only the quirky 17th readily springs to mind.Compared to most of our great links both the course and its condition just do not rate. Ive played it 4 times and it just does not get better for me as a course, just a glorified muni.
Date: October 06, 2008