St Andrews Old Course
The Open Championship will be held at the home of golf, the Old Course at St Andrews, in 2015. Situated right in the centre of the seaside college town of St Andrews, the Old Course takes centre stage, steeped in history with the famous Swilen burn and the seventeenth 'Road' hole. The Old Course at St Andrews is the oldest golf course in the world where people have been playing golf since the fifteenth century. Since 1873, the Old Course at St Andrews has been used as the venue for the British Open 28 times, the first winner being Tom Kidd.
St Andrews Past Winners
Here is a list of the past winners of the British Open when it has been held at the Old Course at St Andrews:
|2010||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa|
|2005||Tiger Woods||United States|
|2000||Tiger Woods||United States|
|1995||John Daly||United States|
|1978||Jack Nicklaus||United States|
|1970||Jack Nicklaus||United States|
|1964||Tony Lema||United States|
|1957||Bobby Locke||South Africa|
|1946||Sam Snead||United States|
|1933||Denny Shute||United States|
|1927||Bobby Jones||United States|
|1921||Jock Hutchison||United States|
|1900||John Henry Taylor||England|
|1895||John Henry Taylor||England|
The Old Course
This seaside links course has evolved over six centuries and had originally 22 holes. This was reduced to 18 in 1764 to become the golf course we know today. There are many double greens as the front nine are played along the coast away from the famous old clubhouse and the back nine are played straight back, sharing many of the greens. The greens are so vast that this doesn't prove a problem. There are 112 bunkers on the course, the most famous being the one that guards the seventeenth green.
Check out our hole by hole guide to St Andrews.