The Old Course St Andrews is a place of great natural beauty/ matched with an epic golfing history. This place has become to many a golfer the "Mecca of golf". The Old Course is unusual in that it starts and finishes in the town, the beautiful stone R & A clubhouse in front of the first tee and the old shops and town houses to the right of the 18th fairway, lending it an almost spiritual feel, reflected in the many pictures on this site.
People have come from all across the world to visit this truly special place, to stand on the hallowed turf of the Old Course, have their photo taken on Swilken Bridge like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Bobby Jones and Old Tom Morris and take in the atmosphere.
Golf in some form has been played at St. Andrews over the past six centuries. Despite its reputation and status, it remains a public course and is one of 6 public courses on St. Andrews Links.
The Oldest course in the world has evolved over the years and was not designed by one architect. The people who have played a significant role in shaping it are Daw Anderson (1850's), Old Tom Morris (1860's-1900's) and Dr Alister Mackenzie (1930's). The Old Course at St. Andrews is considered to be the home of golf.
Many of the photographs and art on this site depict the many different moods of the Old Course at St. Andrews. Some of the best photographs are taken using the early morning and late evening sunlight: the low sun and shadows bring a unique perspective. An empty course in the winter snow or a 40,000 strong crowd on the last day of the Open; you know it's the same place, but the images are worlds apart.