If you drive 25 minutes south from St Andrews, you will find Lundin Links. Formed in 1868, a stunning old links course a long the ocean. Design by old Tom Morris and redesigned James Braid. A welcoming pro shop next to the first tee and a putting green to practice your putting. There is no driving range, but a mat and a net where you can hit some shots before tee off.
The first hole is a fairly long par 4 to a wide fairway, you don’t want to miss left where the ocean awaits. You are playing onto a slightly elevated green, with a bunker left. Better to be short then long. The course is a good mix of short and long par 4’s with some blind shots as well as burns guarding the greens. Some of the tees are close to the greens so be aware of incoming golfballs. Like the challenging 4th hole “Mile Dyke”, 415 yards of the yellow tees. Any approach shots hit short will end up in the burn. And if you hit it long you might end up out of bounds as it is only a small fence seperating Lundin from Leven Links on the other side. When you get on to the back nine you will get some stunning view over the course
The 14th hole is a beautiful par 3. It is 170 yard from an elevated tee. I was lucky enough to witness my good friend and PGA pro, Donovan make his first ever hole in one, after almost 40 years in the game. And what a hole to make it on, the hole is called “Perfection”
Coming down the last few holes you still need to pay attention, because there are some narrow fairways with obstacles lurking on every hole.
The last hole is a nice finishing hole, just follow the Pro Tip from the course guide and there is no problems 🙂 Pro’s Tip: Take dead aim on the Pro Shop with your tee shot. Be cautious with your approach to this long and narrow green