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The 12th tee (bottom) is just 75 yards behind the "Admiral's Bunker," which was in play on St. Andrews' reversed routing.
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ST. ANDREWS | Enjoy 6 nights' accommodations at Ardgowan Hotel and 6 rounds of golf at Jubilee Course, Dumbarnie Links, Carnoustie, New Course, Old Course (Via Ballot), and Kingsbarns.
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FIFE, SCOTLAND | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations at Ardgowan Hotel at St. Andrews and Ducks Inn in Gullane and 5 rounds of golf at Dumbarnie Links, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Kilspindie, and North Berwick.
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St. Andrews is one of the most coveted golf destinations in the world, but it can be enjoyed on a budget, too. Brandon Tucker offers value tips to the Home of Golf.
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One of the greatest thrills in golf is taking a journey to St. Andrews and playing a round on the Old Course. The palpable aura of the game rooted on such hallowed ground, the memories of watching so many of golf’s greatest players traverse the Swilcan Bridge en route to claiming their Open Championship victory, the wonderful passing parade of people, and the history, architecture, and vibe of this historic university town make a visit to the “Auld Grey Toon” a required pilgrimage for every golf enthusiast.
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The Old Course is open to the public on most days, and it costs about the same as a round at any PGA Tour venue open to the public. Here's how to get a tee time.
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From St. Andrews to the Highlands, the Golf Advisor Staff shares their ideal weeklong itineraries in Scotland.
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Visiting St. Andrews turns any golfer into a giddy 12-year-old kid all over again. Here are 10 experiences every golfer should seek out in the Home of Golf.
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About 40,000 courses around the world have been built since the Old Course at St. Andrews was laid out over 600 years ago. But despite all the game's advances in design and technology, many of the world's best players call the Old the best out there. Brandon Tucker offers 10 unique reasons why.
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Of all the ultimate itineraries we’ve put together, none is as exhilarating and rewarding for a true golf lover as our trip to Scotland. Scotland is the Home of Golf, where the game has been played for five centuries and where it is woven into the very fabric of life. Those who make a pilgrimage to Scotland achieve a spirit of unity with all golfers who have ever trod the links.
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Considering St. Andrews Scotland golf vacations? Besides the Old Course, there are a bunch of "must play" layouts less than 30 minutes away.
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The link between St. Andrews and Pinehurst is strong, beginning with Donald Ross, who came to Pinehurst in 1900 after studying under Old Tom Morris in St. Andrews, and stayed until his death in 1948. The two spots are both among the game's most coveted destinations for the majors they host, and their pure golf atmosphere is impossible to duplicate. It's a friendly rivalry, of course, but it's time for a showdown: Scotland's "Home of Golf" vs. the United States' most worthy contender.
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Will Gray got the full Old Course experience in St. Andrews by waiting overnight at the Links Trust pavilion to get a walk-on tee time. Here's how he did it, and what you need to know.
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So you didn't make the Old Course ballot this time around. That's why groups often book three or four days in St. Andrews alone. But if you don't want to play the waiting game, it's a near certainty you can still play golf even if you didn't book weeks in advance. St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife have one of the richest pockets of links golf anywhere.
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Golf Channel's Mike Ritz, the lead voice for European Tour coverage, recently took three friends on a trip of a lifetime: six of the top links courses in Scotland in six days. Day two was a visit to St. Andrews.
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The May 2018 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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The September 2015 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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The July 2013 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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The August 2012 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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The April 2011 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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The November 2008 issue of Golf Odyssey has been published and can be accessed here.
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It's hard to beat golf on Gullane Hill.
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The St. Andrews Links Trust will bring Toptracer Range technology to the "Home of Golf" in Scotland.
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Mid-golf-day Nirvana in North Berwick.
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Donald Trump can now deliver on his promise of a massive golf resort development in Aberdeenshire.
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A proposal for new safety netting will protect golfers drinking at the Jigger Inn.
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Two of the world's oldest golf clubs owe their existence to a modest, beloved piece of city linksland.
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Open champions across different eras in the sport will convene in a re-imagined Open Championship at St. Andrews. Watch the illusion of golf’s elite go head-to-head at the Home of Golf.
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Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick - all former hosts of The Open - anchor a fantastic golf destination.
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Course was to be the first designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw in Scotland.
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Matt Ginella speaks with architect Bill Coore about why he is so hopeful to build Coul Links in Scotland.
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Rich Lerner explores the essence of links golf in Scotland at Carnoustie, host of the 2018 Open Championship.
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In Angus, Scotland, Montrose is one of the oldest links courses in the world. But it is suffering from coastal erosion. Here is the view from the 2nd tee box in July, 2018. Signs warn of shifting dunes and you can see rock barriers below.
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A brand-new seaside Clive Clark design on an ancestral estate will debut near St. Andrews in May 2020. Here's our sneak peek at Scotland's newest course.
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This month's Golf Odyssey Secrets from the world of golf travel, exclusive to GolfPass members, features big news in the Scottish Highlands, a new hotel set to offer private access and an exclusive opportunity in the Carolina Sandhills.
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Bradley S. Klein with an exclusive look at the new 7th hole being built at Royal Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands.
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A cruise along Scotland's Moray Coast reveals rare sights, timeless golf and modest green fees.
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The impact of this acclaimed, modern links minutes from St. Andrews can be felt throughout Scotland.
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Michael Phelps holes a 159-foot putt for eagle on the par-4 6th hole at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2016.
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From 17th century beginnings to 21st century digital media representation, caddies remain part of the fabric of golf.
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When you're on a vacation, curiosity begins to call your name. Long car rides call for staring out of the window and taking in the foreign views around you, wondering if you'll ever come back to see them again.
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The architect of this week's ASI Scottish Open on The Renaissance Club, golf culture in Scotland and more
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Tom Doak, course architect of the Renaissance Club in Scotland, joins Rich Lerner in the booth during the first round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open to discuss the course.
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Alabama Local Golf Advisor Brandon Webb is back from an ambitious Scotland golf journey. Here's how he did it and his tips for you.
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Local Golf Advisor Brandon Webb took an epic trip to Scotland that included Turnberry, Royal Dornoch, and the St. Andrews lottery. Here are some highlights from his trip.
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