The Old Course, St Andrews Links, Scotland
The much anticipated return to the Old Course, St Andrews Links will take place over 1-4 August, 2013 after the phenomenal success of the first visit of the Ricoh Women’s British Open to the Home of Golf in 2007. It was the first women’s professional event to be held on the famous Links but crowned a long history of top class women’s amateur golf in St Andrews. Following in the footsteps of her opposite number in the men’s game, Tiger Woods, who has won two Open Championships there, world number one Lorena Ochoa captured her first major in fine style.
The Old Course is the Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago. It remains a real test of golf for today’s champions. The fabled original links course is synonymous with The Open Championship which it has hosted more times than any other venue and hosted for a 28th time in 2010. Despite its reputation and status, it is a public course and is one of seven public courses at St Andrews Links.
One of the unique features of the Old Course are the huge double greens. Seven greens are shared by two holes each, with hole numbers adding up to 18 (2nd paired with 16th, 3rd with 15th, all the way up to 8th and 10th). The Swilcan Bridge, spanning the first and 18th holes, has become a famous icon for golf in the world. The Road Hole, the 17th, is one of the world’s most famous golf holes.
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