10 Amazing Quotes On The Old Course

March 24, 2017
Old Course St. Andrews

The Old Course at St. Andrews is the ultimate golf travel experience. Golf has been played on this wonderful plot of land since the early 15th century. From the 700-year old Swilcan Bridge, Road Hole and Hell Bunker to the stunning Royal & Ancient clubhouse overlooking the first tee and 18th green, playing the Old Course is pure joy for golf lovers.

Here’s a compilation of the very best quotes about the Old Course:

1.“St. Andrews by far is my favorite golf course in the world. It’s where the game all started, it’s why we have 18 holes instead of 22 and I think the history behind St. Andrews is amazing. There is no other golf course in the world that can say that every great player who has ever played the game has played that golf course.”–Tiger Woods

2.“The Auld Lady can be as tantalizing as a beautiful woman, whose smile at once is a temptation and a snare, concealing heartbreak and frustration for some, joy and fulfillment for others, but possession only for the very fortunate few.”– Pat Ward-Thomas, golf writer

3.“Until you play it, St. Andrews looks like the sort of real estate you couldn’t give away.”– Sam Snead

4.“They are the same people who knock the pyramids because they don’t have elevators.” —Jim Ferree, on players who complain about St. Andrews

5.“If there is one part of the game not right, no matter how you try your hardest to protect it, the Old Course will find it.”—Peter Thompson

6.“This is the origin of the game, golf in its purest form, and it’s still played that way on a course seemingly untouched by time. Every time I play here, it reminds me that this is still a game.” — Arnold Palmer

7.“I could take out of my life everything except my experiences at St Andrews and I would still have a rich, full life.” —Bobby Jones

8.“The reason the Road Hole at St Andrews is the most difficult par 4 in the world is that it was designed as a par 6.”– Ben Crenshaw

9.“It’s a great golf hole. It gives you a million options, not one of them worth a damn.“–Tom Kite commenting on the 13th hole

10.“I feel like I’m back visiting an old grandmother. She’s crotchety and eccentric, but also elegant, and anyone who doesn’t fall in love with her has no imagination.” — Tony Lema, winner of the 1964 British Open at St. Andrews