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Scottish Links Golf

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Aberdeen &
Grampian Highlands

Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay...

Royal Troon, Turnberry, Prestwick...

Just east of Edinburgh
Scotland's Golf Coast
Gullane, Muirfield, North Berwick...

Northern Highlands
Royal Dornoch, Brora, Nairn...

St. Andrews area
Crail - Balcomie
Crail - Craighead
Duke's Course
Fairmont St Ancrews

St. Andrews Old Course
St. Andrews New Course
St. Andrews Jubilee Course
St Andrews Castle Course
St Andrews Eden Course

St. Michaels

Other golf courses
Machrihanish, Pitlochry...

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What others say

St Andrews Strathtyrum & Balgove Golf Courses

St Andrews has two golf courses for leisure or practice or beginners.
So everyone can play Scottish links golf !!!

St Andrews Strathtyrum Course - for practice or beginners or relaxing fun

No one comes to St. Andrews specifically to play the Strathtyrum Course because it's not very difficult--wide open, flat and barely 5,000 yards. But it is on the same links land that hosts the Old, New and Jubilee Courses, and so it will give you a bit of a feel of what it's like to play its adjoining Big Brothers. Plus, the greens do require accurate iron play and, once on, you'll have to successfully negotiate contoured greens to score well.

Use the Strathtyrum as a practice course or to hone your short game, or to take a break from the difficult links lying next to it. Many of the locals use the Strathtyrum as a relaxing change, and you might enjoy it too. And for someone new to golf, the Strathtyrum is the perfect Scottish links golf course.

Strathtyrum 1st green, St Andrews
This view gives you an idea of the wide open fairways
of the Strathtyrum and the Balgove

St Andrews Strathtyrum course 13 green
The Strathtyrum is not a difficult golf course but you will be facing
some interesting shots like this one to the 13th green

Bunker on St Andrews Strathtyrum course
Strathtyrum's bunkers, not quite as challenging as its Big Brother's,
but esc
aping from them takes the same skills.

The Balgove Course - for high handicappers, beginners, and children

This nine hole golf course is for high handicappers, beginners, and children. It's flat and wide-open and your ball will virtually always be in play. But it is maintained in great shape so, if you're looking for a purely short-game practice, you may want to give it a try. Plus, tee times are almost always available.

1st tee on St Andrews Balgove course
Balgove Course practice area.

Balgove course, St Andrews, 9th green
Balgove 9th green. A bit of a challenge to get there in 3.

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