My wife & I arrived in St. Andrews on the Sunday morning before the tournament. We decided to check out the golf course about 9:30 PM that night. We parked our car and walked onto the "Old Course".
I was surprised to see that there was no security and that anyone could walk onto what I consider the most beautiful golf course I have ever seen. I walked behind the 18th green and looked out at the fairway. I pictured Jack Nicklaus walking up to the green to a standing ovation. I could never explain the feeling I got standing there. You would have to experience it yourself. I do know that many of the people I spoke to there, got that very same feeling.
Trying to describe this incredible place, and the village that is within walking distance, would be impossible. I hope you will enjoy these pictures.
|Late Sunday night|
|Just a very small part of this very large village.|
|The village from a seat on a tour bus.|
|We spent way too much money here.|
|How is this for a view of the first tee?|
|A typical fairway|
|With the vicious winds, the approach shot to the first green was very wet. There were many double bogeys.|
|The view from the 18th fairway.|
|The most famous bridge in golf. The 17th hole, known as the road hole.|
|Paula Creamer showing off that great smile.|
|Carly Booth at the pretournament press conference.|
|The British Golf Museum, just yards away from the first tee.|
|Stay out of these bunkers or pay a severe price.|
|A well deserved victory for Stacy Lewis.|
So Yeon Ryu on the 18th hole.
A view from the tour bus. As you can see the village is within walking range of the course.
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