9 reviews of Eden Course
As soon as you enter the club house you are looked after well, with a free stroke saver and daily pin positions and friendly staff. The course is not too difficult but not easy either and with the course condition excellent makes this a place to play before the Old Course as we did.
The Eden is the 4th strip of links in from the beach at St Andrews and adjoins the Old course and the Eden estuary. It is shorter and less challenging than the neighbouring championship courses, but is prepared to similar standards. Some of the greens wouldn't look amiss at the himalaya putting centre. The only holes that disappoint are 14 and 15 around the water feature, which seem out of character with the rest of the links. Although the fairways are reasonably wide the heavy rough is unforgiving, and if you want to have a good score it is important to keep your ball in play off the tee, which is harder said than done when the wind is blowing. An excellent taster of the St Andrews links experience for players of all handicaps.
The Eden course at St Andrews was the final venue on our annual MAGI golf tour to Scotland from Matlock GC, now in our sevenxth year. As the ex-pat Scottish organiser I always worry that my selection - based on golfing memories 25+ years old - may prove faulty. The Eden did not let me down, though. It provides reasonable access within a reasonable budget to the 'St Andrews Experience'. The atmosphere still feels the home of golf and £40 is a steal for a round on a course of this quality anywhere. The welcome is professional and friendly from the start as you are handed your scorecard, hole-by-hole course guide and plan of that days' pin positions. We had the good fortune to play it on a still and scorching day. The memory will last for some more years again.
Played the Eden course as part of a three day holiday over the Easter weekend. Four of us on a three day pass playing the Eden, New Course, Jubilee and finally the Castle on the Sunday. After walking round the impressive St Andrews town and watching a few groups tee off the first at the old course we drove the short distance to the Eden clubhouse. What's apparent when you arrive is the relaxed environment and all the staff were superb, we were watching the various LCD screens in the clubhouse which gave a summary of each course and the work that had been undertaken on each course and the notes from the green keeper, superb !! Onto the practise green for the Eden we quickly realised what a treat we were going to be in for, the practise green was very very true, in fact they were like lightning ! These continued round the course the whole condition of the course was just superb the tees and fairways were immaculate. We felt this course was the easiest of our holiday but interesting and a good test of golf all the same. Some great views over the River Eden, with some water coming into play on the 14th and 15th Holes. The sinage is generally good and yardages to the front on the greens on sprikler heads\disks is very helpfull. This is standard throught all the courses. Overall our first day was a superb an indication of the what was to come, although the weather was overcast we were very happy and looked forward to the 36 holes the day after on the New Course and Jubilee. We felt welcome and at home at the home of golf !
Played in 2000 and loved it and just went back two weeks ago. I loved it even more. Not sure why this place doesn't get more press but it's really a fun track. Not as punishing as some, but still plenty of challenge - especially when the wind is up. I've played all of the St. Andrews courses and this holds its own with any of them.
G'day, I played Eden on the 6th of July '04. It was well worth the trip from Adelaide, Aust. The whole experience of playing at St Andrews is something that can only be described as overwhelming. The first few holes are alongside the Old course, so you are slightly distracted in the sense that you are always looking over there. The course itself is pretty tricky, the rough is extreamly thick [ I lost 5 balls} and the bunkers vary from 3 to 5 foot deep. Single players are welcome, all you have to do is approach a 2 or 3 ball group and ask to join. I joined an old couple who were both members at St.Andrews and they made feel most welcome. Good luck on your round, make sure you take plenty of balls. If you hire the clubs you get the tees for free. P.S. Try to contain yourself in the pro shop as it's easy to get carried away and just but anything with a "Links" logo on it.
Well, I almost hesitate to enter this. It's like telling others about your favorite fishing hole. The truth is the Eden course is a wonderful golf experience. Not punative, but fair. Not easy, but good shots are rewarded and bad shots punished. Proof you don't have to pay a lot of money to enjoy links golf.
On the first 18 of 36 (New Course being the 2nd) we played Eden. I had my best round of 11 we played on 9 courses. The challenge is there, but if you hit it straight you can score on Eden. The greens putt very true. Don't overlook Eden and the New Course. . . they are great links courses!
A ton of fun. Pure links all the way without the intimidating length of some of the others. This is a great course to include in a day with 36 holes and would be a great way to kick off a trip. It makes you play all of the links shots but is not quite as penal as the others. However, it is an excellent test of your game.
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