The New Course is thought by many to be a tougher test of golf than The Old and was laid out in 1894 by legendary Tom Morris. The New Course lies in position, age and character between the Old Course and the Jubilee. Laid out, rather than constructed, to the seaward side of the Old, its fairways, which were given form by the newer dunes which have been little smoothed by the plough, have a less tamed feel. The humps and hollows are more numerous than the Old, and the terrain more varied. The course is divided into three parts. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd, after the fashion of the Old, share common fairways with the 18th, 17th and 16th. On these early holes, passing the incoming players gives a stimulating sense of departing on a journey, similar to that which one experiences at a seaport or rail station. The nature of the course changes abruptly after the shared 3rd green. The 4th, 5th and 6th are characterized by the tight fairways, hemmed in by dense gorse and heather, giving a sense of privacy and enclosure. From the 7th the course opens up, ranging over a wilder and more unkempt landscape, somewhat similar to the Jubilee, before returning to more civilized conditions at the shared 15th green. In its variety, the New Course represents the traditional link between the unique layout of the Old Course, and that of the Eden and Jubilee Courses, both remodeled in part during 1989, after almost 100 years in their previous forms. No place else in the world can one, on a single links course and in the space of a few rounds, journey back half a millennium in the history and practice of golf. Were it not for the proximity of its more illustrious and ancient neighbor, there is no doubt that many Open Championships and other major events would have been fought out over the testing and demanding terrain of the oldest New Course in the world. Some carts available.