I was so thrilled when I heard about the opportunity to play St Andrews’ Old Course in reverse, and it immediately brought to mind two other incredible golf courses that I can’t wait to tell you about!
These two courses are unique because they were designed to take advantage of the area’s natural features while considering the land area size:
- Forest Dunes Golf Club – The Loop: Tom Doak design
- The Links Valley in the Netherlands is Europe’s first reversible 9-hole golf course!!
Let’s dive back into our topic today and explore the unconventional offer of the Old Course.
Golfers are being given the unique opportunity to take a step back in time to play the famous Old Course in reverse, with a new series of events introduced by St Andrews Links Trust.
Old Course Reversed has been unveiled by the Trust to commemorate 50 years of the organization being custodians of the world’s most renowned golfing landscape and is set to become an annual event to give golfers a glimpse of the Old Course’s storied past.
Running over six days, from 28 March to 2 April 2024, Old Course Reversed will see the historic clockwise routing (with the holes played in reverse order) in play for three full days, with the remaining days played in the current-day routing to give golfers the unique perspective of playing both ways.
Tee times will be available for St Andrews Links ticketholders through the usual local ballot and a dedicated ticketholder day, while other golfers will be able to enter an open ballot as well as applying for a limited number of advanced packages.
Applications for packages will open for a limited 48-hour window from 11-12 December 2023.