St Andrews, Old Course

The Golf House Club - Elie

Scotland, East Coast, Fife Region, St Andrews
6 (6)
Designer:
Course Opened: 1896

A quirky gem located 20 minutes from St Andrews, the course at Elie is famous in golf as the links where James Braid learned the game. Braid was born in the town of Earlsferry and the links he played as a youngster remain largely unaltered to this day.

Like stepping back in time, your opening drive at Elie is blind and can only be played after looking through a modified periscope to ensure the path is clear. The rest of the course is equally fun and original, the of bouncy, undulating links terrain offering up a number of genuine gems including the elevated par three 3rd, the 'road-hole' 8th, the short seaside 11th and Braid's beloved 13th, a hole he once described as the finest in Scotland.

This fun and charming golf course is often overlooked by visitors to Fife, but we recommend Elie as a fine alternative to some of the more testing links layouts found in the region.

 

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