Are you a golf fanatic tired of playing the courses nearby? Here are 5 reasons to plan a golf vacation to check out Saint Andrews new course (or an old one!)

Get ready to experience the oldest new course in the golf world. Don’t get fooled by its name, though; this “new” course was built in 1895. This is because the Old Course is the oldest golf course in the world, dating back to 1552.

The Saint Andrews New Course is located in the birthplace of golf and designed by one of the original legends and developers of the sport. Visiting this historic course is about more than history, though.

These five reasons will convince you to book your trip to Scotland.

  1. Experience the History 

For a true golf enthusiast, a pilgrimage to St. Andrews, Scotland is a visit to the birthplace of their beloved sport. In 1754 a group of 22 gentlemen and noblemen founded the Society of St Andrews Golfers, which later became known as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

When you’re not playing a round, venture over to the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse or visit Old Tom Morris’ original golf store. It’s right off the 18th hole of the Old Course. That 18th hole is the reason that all golf courses today have 18 holes.

  1. Designed by a Great 

Tom Morris is the brilliant mind behind the rolling fairways and trying greens of the New Course. Better known as Old Tom Morris, he is one of the most well-known names in golf.

He designed the New Course, and many others for a total of 75 courses throughout his career. He is also credited with setting the standard for modern groundskeeping.

  1. Stunning Views 

As you make your way through the holes, you’ll be treated to some of the most stunning views of Scotland. The picture-perfect scenery features the town’s historic buildings. You’ll also be a short hop away from the West Sands Beach.

You’ve traveled across the globe, be sure to get a picture on the Swilcan Bridge. All of the greats in golf have crossed this centuries-old bridge, and now you too can have a small piece of golfing history.

  1. A Challenging Game

Have a short chat with the locals, and you’ll quickly learn that the New Course is a bit more of a challenge than the Old Course. This fact is a bit of a secret, though, so you’ll have an easier time securing New Course St Andrews tee times than for the Old Course.

  1. Bragging Rights 

Just picture it, coming back from your golfing trip of a lifetime and getting to brag about it. You’ll get to see the envy in your golf buddies’ eyes as you tell your tale of success and grandeur.

Don’t forget to tell them about the stunning sunsets and mouth-watering variety of ales you tried.

Book Your Tee Time at the Saint Andrews New Course

So what are you waiting for? There’s no time better than the present to book your once in a lifetime trip to the Saint Andrews New Course. You’ll experience the birthplace of golf and all of its rich history while you challenge your skills on the course.

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