Originally designed by Harry Colt in 1914 the Eden has also seen many changes in its history for various reasons.
It is certainly the most fun and has some amazing greens, especially on the front nine. It is shorter than both its elder siblings (6,250 yards with a par of 70) and is not as heavily bunkered yet the challenge remains high.
Many of the greens are more heavily contoured and you can have some really interesting putts. There are also some dramatic green complexes, none-more-so than the short eighth with a steep slope at the front.
Holes four and seven play right along the Eden Estuary, albeit in opposite directions, and are splendid holes with glorious vistas. I didn’t care much for the stretch of holes from the 10th to the 15th but the final trio are a strong way to finish.
As with the New and Jubilee the Eden is a course you will definitely want to play if you are in St. Andrews for more than a day or two. It would make a great early morning round or a late evening stroll. Unlike the other two courses the 10th tee is quite close to the clubhouse so nine holes is definitely an option too… just make sure you play the front nine!
Read the review of St. Andrews (Old) here.
Read the review of St. Andrews (New) here.
Read the review of St. Andrews (Jubilee) here.
Read the review of St. Andrews (Strathtyrum) here.
Read the review of St. Andrews (Balgove) here.
Read the review of St. Andrews (Castle) here.
The second course at Trevose very rarely crops in conversation but during a family holiday to the Cornish Resort I made sure to play it.
The third course at Trevose, aptly named the "Short Course" is just 1,360 yards.