The Scottish Golf Show

St. Michaels terms

Par 70

5,806 yards

St Michaels Golf Club lies beside the village of Leuchars in Fife, just a few miles from the hallowed turf of St Andrews. Originally a nine-hole course built by the legendary Old Tom Morris in 1903, it became a full 18-hole course in 1996 and benefits beautifully from free draining soil. No tee shot is straightforward round here and you’ll love the undulating greens, which are routinely in magnificent condition.

This club was formed in 1903 with the “services of the keepers of the green at St Andrews employed to lay out the course”, which included Old Tom Morris and Hugh Hamilton.It took until 1996 for their dream to be realised when the course was extended to 18 holes.

Go for accuracy over length because, round here, you need to find your target more often than not. Expect rolling fairways and a number of raised greens, often surrounded by beautifully kept deep bunkers, some of which are notoriously tricky to escape.

Signature Hole

St Mikes, the 15th, is where you get your camera ready. The tee sits some 150ft above the green, making this 157-yard par-3 one of the standout short holes in a region littered with quality par-3s. Stay clear of the front bunker and you’ve got a chance at par.

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