Old Course at St. Andrews yardage book

The Old Course at St. Andrews – host of this week’s British Open in Scotland – was not originally designed as much as it evolved in the early 15’sth century, although architectural contributions were made hundreds of years later by Daw Anderson in the 1850s and Old Tom Morris a few decades after that.

Known as the Home of Golf, the Old Course ranks No. 2 on Golfweek’s Best list of top classic courses built before 1960 in Great Britain and Ireland. It also ranks No. 2 on Golfweek’s Best list of all classic international courses outside the US

Thanks to yardage books provided by StrackaLine – the maker of detailed yardage books for thousands of courses around the world – we can see exactly the challenges the players face this week. Check out the maps of each hole below.

This British Open will be played at 7,313 yards with a par of 72. The yardage is considerably longer than the course normally plays, and the Open yardages are included with each caption on the holes listed below as part of the standard yardage book.

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

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The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 1 is listed at 375 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 2 is listed at 452 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 3 is listed at 398 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 4 is listed at 480 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 5 is listed at 570 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 6 is listed at 414 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 7 is listed at 371 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 8 is listed at 187 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 9 is listed at 352 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 10 is listed at 386 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 11 is listed at 174 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 12 is listed at 351 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 13 is listed at 465 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 14 is listed at 614 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 15 is listed at 455 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 16 is listed at 418 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 17 is listed at 495 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

St.  Andrews Old Course

The StrackaLine yardage book for the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, site of the 150th British Open. No. 18 is listed at 356 yards on the official Open Championship site. (Courtesy of StrackaLine)

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