The Duke’s

Run by Kohler, they also have in their portfolio Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run.

The Duke’s

Fife, Scotland

Overview

The Duke's St Andrews is the only heathland in St Andrews.

The view from the clubhouse overlooks the town of St Andrews.

The course hosted the Scottish Amateur Championship in 2003, 2008 and 2019 in addition to the European Amateur in 2014.

The Duke's Videos

A flyover of the course can be seen here

An aerial view of the course can be seen here

A slightly dated overview can be viewed here

Watch The Average Golfers video here


Golf Course Review

The Duke's St Andrews is an 18 hole heathland golf course owned by the same company (Kohler) that owns the Old Course Hotel. The course was built so guests had an option of good golf without being dependant upon the Links Trust and the ballot system of the Old Course.

Known for its stunning panoramic views over the Old Grey Toon of St Andrews and the Fife coastline, the heathland course is often overlooked by first-time visitors. Heathland golf in the Home of Golf was always going to be a tough sell. Fair or not, all courses in Fife will be compared to The Old Course and new builds will be compared to Kingsbarns and now Dumbarnie.

The original Peter Thomson design was renovated by Tim Liddy and 5 new holes emerged in 2006. The Duke's St Andrews won't be on the top of any must-play list for most visitors to St Andrew's but that says more about The Old Course than The Duke's. The same could be said for every other course in Fife. It does offer a very good alternative to links if you fail to win the ballot and have already been to the New, Eden, Jubilee or Castle.

Golf Club Photography

Golf course photography of this course is available here.

Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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At a glance

Architects

  • Thomson, Peter
  • Liddy, Tim

Facilities

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Contact Details

St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8NX, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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