The Old Course at St Andrews Links, Scotland
The Old Course at St Andrews in Fife is widely considered ‘the birthplace of golf’, with the sport first played here back in the early 1400s.
The dune-filled links course, open to the public, has influenced every aspect of the modern game, from the number of holes to the terrain.
Home to the Open Championship, the competition is played here every five years and will next be staged at St Andrews in 2015. The Old Course also features some of the most iconic landmarks of the sport, including the famous 700-year-old Swilcan Bridge, joining the first and eighteenth fairways.