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Attend the 2021 Open at St Andrews

Despite being two years away, anticipation is already rising for the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2021. This milestone edition of the game's original major at the Home of Golf is an unmissable event, with Golfbreaks.com unveiling attractive packages to ensure that you can experience the dramatic setting of the Old Course with the iconic Claret Jug on the line. read more ...


The 18 Hardest Holes at St Andrews Links

St Andrews Links comprises of 117 holes split across seven public golf courses, including the legendary Old, challenging Jubilee, and spectacular Castle. But which holes are the most difficult? We have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the 18 hardest at the Home of Golf. read more ...


My Own Dunhill Links Story

Golfshake's Alex Picken charts his journey from being a teenager inspired to drive up his interest in golf by attending the Dunhill Links, to returning to Scotland years later to play at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, fulfilling those dreams. read more ...


The Birdie of Dreams at Hogan's Alley

Golf is a rare sport that allows us to walk in the footsteps of the greatest players in the game. Golfshake's Andrew Picken's favourite golfer in history is Ben Hogan. Playing Carnoustie's Championship Course, Andy had a dream of emulating his hero, and it came spectacularly true. read more ...


Carnoustie Golf Links is Superbly Traditional, Surprisingly Modern

Carnoustie Golf Links is a venue that is traditional, but modern in its approach. Golfshake's Andrew Picken takes a closer look at the location, its courses, facilities, and why it represents a progressive and inspiring vision for the game. read more ...


The Experience of Playing the Old Course at St Andrews

Part of a meaningful golf trip with his son, Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken reflects on his experience of playing the Old Course at St Andrews, the emotions, sights, sounds, and why this was one of the greatest rounds of his life. read more ...


The Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip to Scotland

Golfshake Ambassadors Andrew and Alex Picken planned and embarked on the Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip in Scotland, spending valuable time together, making unforgettable memories in St Andrews and Carnoustie that would inspire anyone with a love of the game. read more ...


St Andrews Eden Course Feature Review

The Eden Course was the fourth opened in St Andrews, designed by the legendary Harry Colt. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to experience this layout, and he was blown away by the quality of this underrated gem at the Home of Golf. read more ...


St Andrews and Carnoustie Are Environments for Inspiration

During a recent visit to St Andrews and Carnoustie, Golfshake's Alex Picken was struck by how inclusive both venues were, making a significant effort to inspire future generations, representing what the game should be about. He delves deeper and explains why these are unique environments for inspiration. read more ...


Toptracer Range Adds Legendary Old Course at St Andrews

Toptracer has enhanced the experience of watching golf on television and playing the game, and this innovation has connected with the living history of the sport by adding the iconic Old Course at St Andrews to the list of revered layouts available to play in Toptracer Range’s ‘Virtual Golf’ mode. read more ...


Stat Focus: The Old Course at St Andrews

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have focused on the Old Course at St Andrews, looking at how our members have played this venerable layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores and number of putts. read more ...


Golfshake Members Report on Odyssey Putter Fitting Experience

Last year, three keen Golfshake Members had the opportunity to receive a putter custom fitting with the renowned team at Odyssey Golf. Months later, we caught up with the guys to hear about their perception of that experience, and what difference it has made to their putting. read more ...


Golfshake Members Reflect on Ultimate Golf Trip to St Andrews

Back in May, three lucky Golfshake Members joined us to embark on their own 'Golfing Odyssey' to the Home of Golf, St Andrews. Discover what the guys did, and hear their thoughts on what could be considered something close to the ultimate golf trip. read more ...


Health Benefits of Golf Celebrated at FJ Walk of Champions Final in St Andrews

The Walk of Champions is a partnership between FJ and Hole19 to encourage and promote golf participation and the health and fitness benefits of the game. Rewarding golfers for the number of steps they have recorded throughout the year, ten finalists were invited to Fairmont St Andrews for the Grand Final, concluding a campaign that saw 125,000,000 steps reached from 16,000 rounds. read more ...


Ultimate Dunhill Links Fantasy Golf Course

The Alfred Dunhill Links is played across a formidable trio of layouts; the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns Golf Links.Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has drawn from the three courses – picking six holes from each – to create the Ultimate Dunhill Links Course. read more ...


Breezy Dunhill Links Presented the Best of Seaside Golf

That widely quoted adage states that if there's "nae wind, nae rain, it's nae golf". We had the breeze during the opening round of the Dunhill Links across St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie, showcasing the challenge of seaside golf as it was intended to be. read more ...


Ryder Cup Stars Looking Forward to Perfect Week at Dunhill Links

Ryder Cup players Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, and defending champion Tyrrell Hatton are the marquee names competing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship from St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, and they are all excited about the week ahead at the Home of Golf. read more ...


Fairmont St Andrews Travel VLOG

Visiting St Andrews is a pilgrimage and essential experience for any golfer, and just outside the town boundaries is the spectacular Fairmont St Andrews. Discover what the resort and this famous town can offer in our Travel VLOG. read more ...


Miguel Angel Jimenez Secures Engrossing Senior Open at St Andrews

Miguel Angel Jimenez held his nerve to fend off the formidable challenge of Bernhard Langer to secure a one-shot victory in an engrossing Senior Open Championship from the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. read more ...


Discover the Bunkers of the Old Course

The Old Course at St Andrews is renowned for its bunkers, many of which are named and have their own piece of history within the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark shares just a few of the most notable on this historic layout. read more ...


Tom Watson Relishes Another Chance to Compete at St Andrews

Tom Watson may be fast approaching his 69th birthday, but the legendary American believes that he could contend at this year's Senior Open Championship at St Andrews, relishing the prospect on returning to the Old Course. read more ...


Six Favourite Holes on the Old Course at St Andrews

Golfshake's Kieran Clark is a resident of St Andrews and has played the legendary Old Course many times. He loves layout, but has decided to pick out six of the holes that he considers to be his favourites of the bunch. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at Senior Open

Bernhard Langer is the defending Senior Open champion at St Andrews, but he faces a formidable challenge from legendary names and many of the most successful players on the over-50s circuit. Winning here is a rare and golden opportunity, a prospect that has drawn the best. Here are five of the most likely contenders. read more ...


Key Groupings and Tee Times at Senior Open

38 Ryder Cup players, 20 major champions, and 23 senior major champions have gathered in Fife to claim their own piece of history on the most grand of stages at the Senior Open. Record crowds are expected to descend upon St Andrews, and here are some of the most notable groupings that they will be following on Thursday and Friday.  read more ...


Inside the Field at the Senior Open

This year's Senior Open at St Andrews has drawn a spectacular field packed with legends and many of the most successful players on the over-50s circuit. Take a look through some of the best known names who are competing at the Home of Golf. read more ...


Senior Open Championship Preview

Legends have descended upon the Old Course at St. Andrews for the Senior Open, which promises to be the biggest and most significant in the history of the event. Record crowds expected to watch many of the most famous names in the game seeking to achieve a rare victory at the spiritual Home of Golf. read more ...


Playing the Legendary Himalayas Putting Course at St Andrews

Located just feet away from the Old Course, the St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club is a hugely popular attraction with visitors to the town seeking a taste of golf. Better known as The Himalayas, Team Golfshake recently had the chance to play it. See how they got on! read more ...


Famous Tom Morris Golf Shop Replaced by Open Merchandise Store

Dating back around 150 years, the Tom Morris Golf Shop was the oldest in the world and stood as a timeless landmark in St. Andrews. But now, it has been controversially replaced by a store that sells Open Championship merchandise, removing the famous name and history from its walls. read more ...


Hatton Crowned King of the Links as Fisher Brings Old Course to its Knees

On a day of sensational low scoring, Tyrrell Hatton became the first man to successfully defend the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, holding off the challenge of Ross Fisher, who broke the Old Course record at St Andrews. read more ...


How to Get a Tee Time on the Old Course at St Andrews

The Old Course at St. Andrews is the most revered and hallowed of grounds. It's most accessible of the big-name destinations to play, even though it’s undeniably the most popular. There are several available routes onto that landmark first tee, and we’ve brought them together for you. read more ...


New Dad Tommy Fleetwood Steps Back Onto Favourite Stage

New father Tommy Fleetwood steps back into the competitive environment of the European Tour at his favourite destination on the circuit, as he looks to extend his lead at the summit of the Race to Dubai after enjoying a sparkling season to date. read more ...


Rory McIlroy is Enjoying Return to the Dunhill Links

Rory McIlroy is bringing down the curtain on his 2017 season this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and he’s enjoying a long overdue return to the showpiece event at the Home of Golf that saw him secure his tour card as a fledgling professional a decade ago. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the Home of Golf for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Tyrrell Hatton defends the title, but Rory McIlroy is in attendance hoping to conclude his year with a victory at the game's most iconic venue. read more ...


10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Golf Trip to St Andrews

St. Andrewsis the Mecca for golfers, boasting seven public links courses and extraordinary history. The town is iconic and celebrated for its university, but how can you make the most of a trip there? Here is some advice to help. read more ...


Links vs Resort: Which Come Out on Top in the UK?

Links golf or resort golf? Golf writer Josh Carr has picked out three of the best areas for links golf and compared them to his three favourite golf resorts in the UK. read more ...


Old Course Hotel Turns To Rubber

Golfers playing the famous 17th hole at St. Andrews have caused significant damage to the adjacent Old Course Hotel through the years, which has clearly had enough, having installed a rubber roof to deflect any wayward shots. read more ...


Titleist Pro V1 Enjoys St. Andrews Success with Hatton

England's Tyrrell Hatton etched his name into the remarkable golf history of St. Andrews with the aid of Titleist's Pro V1 ball, which had enjoyed a successful weekend across all major professional tours. read more ...


Tyrrell Hatton Tames the Old Course to Secure Maiden Victory

England's Tyrrell Hatton produced a brilliant performance to secure his first professional title at the Dunhill Links, with a record-equalling 72-hole total seeing the 24-year-old take that iconic walk at St. Andrews as a champion. read more ...


Best Celebrity Shots at the Dunhill Links

From Samuel L. Jackson to Tim Henman and Ruud Gullit, here is a collection of some of the very best shots played by celebrity amatuers in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. read more ...


Martin Kaymer Reflects on Disappointing Ryder Cup

Martin Kaymer is playing in this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but the two-time major champion has stopped to reflect on what was an extremely disappointing Ryder Cup for Team Europe. read more ...


Hickory Challenge with Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen

Ahead of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, two of England's most decorated cricketers, Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen, took part in a hickory challenge!  read more ...


Michael Phelps' 159ft Putt at the Dunhill Links

He has won an extraordinary record of 23 Olympic Gold Medals, but surely Michael Phelps' crowning achievement came during the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, when he holed a remarkable 159ft putt at Kingsbarns. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview

Six of Europe's defeated team have travelled to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks ahead to the annual celebration of links golf. read more ...


18 Hardest Holes in the World

Golf journalist Josh Carr has put together what he believes are the 18 hardest holes on the major golf tours. Would you dare take them on? read more ...


Top 10 UK Courses to Play by Train

Sometimes it can be a struggle to decide who will be the designated driver on a golf trip, so why not settle for an away day by the railways? Golfshake writer Josh Carr has picked out his top 10 courses to play by train. read more ...


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