Scotland 2014 - St. Andrews Links - New Course - April 2014

This is a continuation of my previously-shown photos from our bi-annual visits to St. Andrews. These photos are currently being worked on - as time allows - but, I place them here for my convenience and for your possible enjoyment.

I will be modifying this Web page and its shown-photos until this message is removed. Thank you for your patience!

This is a "Holding Place" for photos of the New Course. The photos, here, may be repeated on another-shown page of this series. Thank you for your patience with duplications....

The New Course (opened in 1895) is normally the first course that we play during our visits to St. Andrews. It is a perfect opening as we begin our links-course/style golf time in Scotland. A later-afternoon golf/walk, with the sun (hopefully!) overlooking and setting over St. Andrews is very special -- and, the after-the-round visit to the Visitors Clubhouse is a fine ending to any day on the New -- or Jubilee or Eden -- or, of course: The Old Course if you are so inclined.

All golf holes are not shown this year. These 2014 visit/photos will be merged with the previously-distributed 2012 photos to complete an overall course view.

Yardages, below, are from the Yellow Tee and (Forward Tee). The Yellow tee is the "tee of the day" for visitors.

Again: This web page is NOT final. It is a work in progress until this message is removed. Someday, it will be finalized!

Click on any non-full-screen photos to see in a larger-size image.... If you wish to!

From the St. Andrews Links Trust Scorecard and Course Guide:
"The Six" Course Layouts on the East Side of Town
The New Course Layout
The Course Scorecard

Arriving at the New

The Visitors Clubouse
Services The New, The Jubilee, and whoever visits!
The New 1st Tee is a short walk down/along the right side of the clubhouse as you view this photo.

The 1st Tee Area
Check-in is down a few steps near the rear of the building.
1st tee is just back up the steps.

The Visitors Clubouse - View to Town
Turn around and see the town-view
as you arrived for play
Or, after play!

The Tee Area
You may get lucky and it is a foggy/mystical day!
The first tee is on the left as you view this photo.

To Your Right is the New's 18th Green and Fairway
You will be back here in 3 1/2 hours.

The Tee Area...
On a sunny day!

The New's 18th Green and Fairway
As said above - You will be back here in 3 1/2 hours.
The photo is taken from the Visitor's Clubhouse balcony.
The view is the same from the Visitor's Clubhouse windows as you enjoy an after golf respite -
or breakfast before your round.

The 1st Fairway Area and the 18th Green Area

(Note: We did not take photos of all New Course golf holes in 2014. If you have not already seen such, please go to: ).

1st - New Course
Par 4, 337 (318) Yards
(Reminder: The smaller photos are clickable if you want to see them in a larger-sized image).

1st Hole of the New and More -
Viewed From Visitor Clubhouse Roof

The Old Course's 2nd is just over the shown-bushes
bordering the New's 1st tee and fairway.
1st Green Area - Looking Back on a Foggy Day!

2nd - New Course
Par 4, 367 (356) Yards

2nd Tee
On a foggy morning! Nice.
The Old Course is just to the left of the path shown on the left side of this photo.

4th - New Course
Par 4, 351 (351) Yards

4th Tee
Again, on a foggy morning!
A possbile 3-wood off the tee to ensure finding the fairway.
A difficult drive for the forward tee player -
(The bushes can be intimidating!).
4th Tee Area - Looking Back to 3rd Green
If it is not foggy - a nice view back down the long 3rd.
The double green (both pins; the 3rd and 15th are in this photo).
If you can find them in the fog...
This photo shows the terrific/short walk green-to-tee on the New.

5th - New Course
Par 3, 180 (158) Yards

5th Tee
5th Green Area

5th Tee...

7th - New Course
Par 4, 336 (320) Yards

7th Tee
As with nearly-all holes on The New Course, a wonderful driving-hole.
However, long hitters may find a fairway bunker or rough on either-side of the fairway.... or, worse: The yellow bushes!
7th Second Shot Area
Assuming that your drive found the fairway -
A fun second shot awaits.
7th Tee Shot Landing Area - A Well-Maintained Stopping Point
As is so on the Jubilee's 7th, the New's 7th provides a convenient stop.

8th - New Course
Par 5, 472 (464) Yards

8th Tee
Hit it: Long and Straight! 280 yds or so to the fairway bunkers.
The 12th fairway is to your right off this tee. Many players end up "over there" from the 8th tee. Yell fore!
Players on the 12th sometimes end up in the 8th fairway... Oh, well... Depending upon the wind.

10th - New Course
Par 4, 457 (427 - Par 5) Yards

10th Tee
A quite long tee-shot carry on the 10th.
10th Tee Area View to Jubilee
The Jubilee course and the sea are to the left of the New course 10th.
10th Tee - On a Foggy Morning
A tee-shot spotter may be needed on such a day.
Looking Back Down the 10th
A par on this golf hole is hard earned!
Another View of the 10th Green Area
This view is from the 11th Tee of the New Course.

11th - New Course
Par 4, 331 (308) Yards

11th Tee
Forward Tee players do not get a break from the bushes on this tee. Perhaps, not a fun tee shot from that tee.
Some regular tee players may try to drive this green (depending upon the wind...) - however, a fairway bunker awaits.
As do: Greenside bunkers.
11th Second Shot Area
That is the fairway bunker that I mentioned in the caption for the photo to your left as viewed here.

12th - New Course
Par 5, 493 (437) Yards

12th Tee
The incoming holes on the New are all great driving holes.
The 12th is no exception to this - if you can see/find the fairway!
12th Tee - Looking Across the the New's 11th Green
The par-4 11th ends with a difficult-to-two putt green.

13th - New Course
Par 3, 147 (133) Yards

The green is located uphill, at greenside, and has quite a bit of back-to-front slope.
If I ever have a hole-in-one at St. Andrews, it probably will be this hole on The New Course.
You may well have to wait to hit this tee shot. No problem - look around and watch players arrive on the previous green or, just, enjoy the views.
13th Tee

13th Green Area
(Actually, this view is from the 11th Tee on the New).

14th - New Course
Par 4, 370 (363) Yards
The groundscrew has removed some of the yellow bushes (gorse) from the right side of this fairway, however it is still a challenging driving hole and golf hole.

14th Tee
14th Green Area Looking Back Up The Hole

14th Green Area -
Looking to the 15th Tee Shelter, a Practice Area and, over the mounds, is the Jubilee Course and the sea.
The practice area is frequented by locals - and, often, one of their best friends!

14th Green Looking to 15th Tee, etc.
Practice Area and Friend

17th - New Course
Par 3, 211 (192) Yards

17th Tee
Try to play the incoming holes on the New Course late in the afternoon / early evening having a sunny-day sunset!
Wonderful, special, views of the town.
17th Tee Looking to Town
17th Tee Looking to Town...

18th - New Course
Par 4, 397 (386) Yards

18th Tee
A wonderful driving hole. Yes, yellow bushes and fairway-lined bunkers: Just keep it straight and love this hole.
You probably will have a bogie, not a par. Who cares! It is special.
18th Tee - View to Town
18th Tee - View to Town...
18th Fairway - Second Shot Area
Soon: Enjoy an after-round respite overlooking the courses.

If It is a Sunday Afternoon

If it is a Sunday -- it is a special day in St. Andrews.
Not only for the fact that the Old Course is closed and you/visitors/townspeople will be walking the Old Course, taking photographs --
and, playing the Ladies Putting Course that is just outside of the Visitor's Clubhouse.

It is, just... A special day -- That is unique to St. Andrews. You will not see this view anywhere else in the world.
Not a bad Clubhouse View, eh?

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