St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club

No trip to St Andrews is complete without a visit.

St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club

Fife, Scotland

Overview

Alister MacKenzie wrote about The St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club or Himalayas: "The most interesting putting course I have ever seen is the Ladies' Putting Course at St Andrews. Even first-class golfers consider it a privilege to be invited there and are to be found putting with the greatest enthusiasm from early morning till late at night."


Golf Course Review

Himalayas or St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club was founded in 1867. The young ladies waiting for their fathers and brothers playing the old course needed a place to pass the time without being harrassed by the caddies without a loop.

Old Tom Morris laid out a nine-hole miniature golf links on either side of the fisherman's path known as 'Jordan'. The local washerwomen used the area for drying clothes before the course was established. Initially, a cleek and putter were used to play.

The St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club Today

Today, 27 holes are laid out over the incredible undulations and only putters are used. There are 9 holes for young ones and 18 for the more experienced golfer. Usually, open from April to September, the course is changed every Wednesday offering a new challenge. It was a highlight of my golfing career to help lay out the pins on this hallowed turf in the Autumn of 2021.

The course is located to the east of the first green of the Old Course with the St Andrews Links clubhouse and the first tee of the New Course on the north side. In fact, the 2nd tee in play during the Open is located on the Himalayas!

Old Tom Morris 1906 Sitting on Bench St AndrewsEvalu18

Featured Architect: Old Tom Morris

Old Tom Morris used the natural golfing terrain and the site's best features to perfection. Limited by circumstance and the naturalness and rugged nature of the best sites available means Old Tom Morris' minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allow for width...

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Fife, KY16 9JD, Scotland

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Old Tom Morris 1906 Sitting on Bench St AndrewsEvalu18

Featured Architect: Old Tom Morris

Old Tom Morris used the natural golfing terrain and the site's best features to perfection. Limited by circumstance and the naturalness and rugged nature of the best sites available means Old Tom Morris' minimalist work is still amongst the best in the game. Wide & shared fairways allow for width...

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