Wednesday, January 18, 2012

St. Andrews - The Old Course

We couldn't go to Scotland without visiting the oldest and most famous course in the world.  Like any day I have seen of the British Open hosted at St. Andrews it was cold and blustery. 

The Royal and Anciet Clubhouse.

Tom Morris' shop along the 18th fairway.

On Sundays the Old Course is closed and open to the general public to enjoy (much different then premier courses back home).  The general public is also allowed to play the course.

No discrimination here, even the dogs can walk and enjoy the course.

Never thought I would be standing in the Road Hole bunker (my father's teachings of proper golf etiquette forced me to rake it when I left)

The wife and daughter amongst the peaks and valleys of the 17th fairway.

The tee marker of the "Road" hole.

Standing on the tee box of the 17th, with a blind shot over the Old Course Hotel.

After walking half the course, you can tell the rest of the family was really enjoying it!

The greens have a lot of pitch to them as seen in the picture and video below where I dropped a ball straight down.

Standing on the Swilcan Bridge, thanking the crowd for their support.

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