The Seventh Course At The Home Of Golf Is To Be Called The “Castle Course”

I can report that the seventh course at the home of golf will be called the Castle Course after careful selection by the Trustees of the St Andrews Links Trust. You may remember I and many others made their suggestions back in November!

In fact The St Andrews Links Course No 7 Working Party received more than 4000 entries and many suggested this name based on the fact that Kinkell Castle once stood on the headland to the south-east of St Andrews.

A random draw of the winning entries saw Edwin Burtnett from America win an invitation to the opening ceremony in 2008 where he will have the opportunity to be one of the first to play the course.

Alastair Dempster, chairman of Trustees said:

“In selecting the Castle Course as the name I think we have made an excellent choice. I am sure golf fans around the world, many of whom entered the naming competition, will have their own views and will debate its merits for years to come but I am confident that people will appreciate the Castle Course as a fitting identity for a younger sister to the Old Course.”

I believe this is good name as it is easy to understand, relevant to the course and St Andrews and fits in with the other Links Trust’s names.

Click here for the latest photos of the Castle Course.

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