St. Andrews Links (Jubilee)
Some same it is the toughest of all the courses but I would put it on a par with the New is this respect.
The most easterly located of all the courses it perhaps enjoys the best of the terrain and is closest to the sea. It is slightly more undulating and even some dunes come into play on a few holes.
Originally laid out in 1897 this links has seen many changes over the years and it was in 1988 that Donald Steel effectively introduced the layout we play today.
You could swap any number of holes on this course with the New and neither would be the weaker for it. In a similar manner it also plays out towards the estuary before turning for home.
The set of short holes perhaps isn’t as strong on the Jubilee as the New but there isn’t a dud amongst them. And those who enjoy golf in the dunes will savour some of the holes that play through modest sandhills which are used to best effect at the terrific 15th.
There are certainly some magnificent moments on the Jubilee but it isn’t quite as consistent and as subtle as the New. It just loses its way in the middle of the round a touch. However, should the first tee be quiet on either of these two courses you would be quite happy to flip a coin as to which you play.
Read the review of St. Andrews (Old) here.
Read the review of St. Andrews (New) here.
Read the review of St. Andrews (Eden) 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.