Final Qualifying at Kingsbarns Golf Links
The Championship Commitee is proud to have the splendid Kingsbarns Golf Links as the venue for final qualifying of the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open, that takes place on Monday 29th July, 2013.
Kingsbarns Golf Links is part of the heritage of links golf in St Andrews. Located 7 miles south east of the “home of golf”, the game has been played on the site since 1793.
Kyle Phillips designed this Top 100 Ranked golf course and by setting it in an amphitheatre along the coast, nearly every hole boasts spectacular views of the North Sea. Each Autumn Kingsbarns joins the Old Course, St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Links as a co-host of the European Tour’s prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Kingsbarns’ holes have names like “Castle” and “Tassie.” The one called “Ordeal” is a par-5 13th that plays more than 600 yards and lives up to its name. Having to hit three solid shots on this dogleg left is anything but easy, especially with the wind whipping off the North Sea. There are bunkers and fescue and beach everywhere, and great views.
Those views, of course, permeate throughout the course, which is built in almost an amphitheater setting. On several holes that don’t bump up against the sea, the water is still visible, because they sit above holes that are on the beach.
Like any great course, Kingsbarns also ends well. After a difficult, semi-blind drive, the approach shot is over a water hazard to a green perched above it. Since it plays 444 yards from the tips, laying up on the second shot is always a viable option.
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Kingsbarns Golf Links
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