Duke’s St. Andrews moves up the Scottish Top 100

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Duke’s St. Andrews moves up the Scottish Top 100

19th August 2009

The Duke’s Improves Position in Scottish Top 100 Golf Course Rankings

The Duke’s St Andrews has improved its position in this year’s Scottish Top 100 Golf Course Rankings and in doing so has broken into the top 40 at number 37, up from 44.

Compiled by the website top100golfcourses.com, the Scottish version is the result of five year’s research. In assembling the list, the site used a unique blending process that took into account the course reviews posted by top100golfcourses.com visitors and all other Scottish golf course rankings published by various outlets.

In addition, the site’s Scottish correspondent Jim McCann played every single course in the top 100 list whilst Ernie Payne, who in 2006 became the first person in history to play every track in Scotland, acted as a consultant.

Whilst top100golfcourses.com does not claim to be the most definitive golf course rankings, it does pride itself in being the most informed in the business.

“Naturally we are delighted to have moved up in the Scottish Top 100 Golf Course Rankings this year, especially given the steep competition from the fantastic array of golf courses that Scotland has to offer,” commented David Scott, Manager of The Duke’s St Andrews, that is owned by the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa.

“The improvement reflects all the hard work and commitment that the team, both on and off the course, have put into fulfilling our aim of making The Duke’s one of the finest heathland courses in the country and one that golfers aspire to playing.”

Says top100golfcourses.com in its review of The Duke’s, “St Andrews is one of only a few places in the world whereby you can enjoy stunning links golf and, just a couple of miles away in the shape of the Duke’s course, outstanding inland golf.”