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Drainage at The Castle – Part 2


Earlier this month we blogged about a wet winter and drainage operations at The CastleCourse. Catch… Read on

April 25, 2016

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Drainage at The Castle – Part 1


After what seems like months of rain during the winter, the importance of drainage was… Read on

April 15, 2016

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STRI visit the Links


Over the last week all seven of our courses here at the Links have received their annual spring… Read on

March 30, 2016


Repairing pitchmarks


With the Masters only a month away and many golfers already thinking about getting back… Read on

March 9, 2016

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Greenkeeping award for St Andrews Links


Last month saw over 7000 greenkeepers from all over the country making their annual pilgrimage to Harrogate… Read on

February 16, 2016

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Winter maintenance on the Eden Pond


The St Andrews Links greenkeeping team have this week been working on tidying up part of… Read on

February 4, 2016

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A decade of greenkeeping at The Castle


In 2005 the first turf was cut and work began on ‘Course Number 7’ at… Read on

January 12, 2016

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Tee construction on the New


It’s mid December which means our greenkeeping teams are well underway with their winter maintenance… Read on

December 16, 2015

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A season to remember: Jon Wood


Course Manager at The Castle Course, Jon Wood reflects on an eventful first season back at… Read on

October 30, 2015

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Renovations and recovery


In the run up to and during the 144th Open Championship here in July, the Golf Academy… Read on

September 28, 2015

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Advanced Reservations FAQs


With the window for 2016 Advanced Reservations applications forms closing on Monday (14th September), we… Read on

September 11, 2015

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Waste to water


Our Greenkeeping team recently installed a brand new eco-friendly piece of equipment to wash down machinery… Read on

September 1, 2015

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How to renovate fine turf areas


My name is Natasha and I am a Greenkeeper based at the Eden Greenkeeping Centre here at… Read on

August 24, 2015

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Guide to bunker maintenance


Although bunkers represent a very small portion of the total golf course playing area, they… Read on

August 11, 2015

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Rebuilding Hell Bunker: Time-Lapse


This time-lapse was recorded as the Old Course Greenkeeping team, led by Course Manager Gordon… Read on

July 8, 2015

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The Links Trophy marker’s call


A quiet weekend was turned upon its head when a call from John Grant, Tournament… Read on

June 18, 2015

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Keeping the mowers sharp


It is vital that our greenkeeping equipment is kept up to scratch at all times… Read on

May 15, 2015

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Eden 5th green set to reopen


Over the winter months, we’ve been keeping you up to date with our changes to the… Read on

April 17, 2015

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How to repair a pitchmark


Despite the wintry weather returning to the Links in recent days there have been a… Read on

February 25, 2015

Hell bunker blog feature

Rebuilding Hell Bunker


One of the major winter maintenance projects the Old Course greenkeeing team have undertaken over winter is… Read on

February 4, 2015

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Eden 5th green renovations complete


The renovations to the 5th green of the Eden Course are now complete. Golf course architect,… Read on

January 15, 2015

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Greenkeeping Q&A


Last month we invited you to put your questions to our Director of Greenkeeping, Gordon… Read on

December 9, 2014


Eden 5th green renovations – update


A good start has been made to the project in the first week despite some… Read on

November 18, 2014

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Renovation underway on 5th green of Eden Course


The 5th green on the Eden Course has had an ongoing issue with flooding due… Read on

November 5, 2014

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Links Course Manager returns to Gleneagles for Ryder Cup


Castle Course Manager Allan Patterson was Course Manager at the Kings and Queens before he… Read on

October 6, 2014

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Castle Course Q&A


The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle Course opened in 2008 becoming the… Read on

September 30, 2014

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Dunhill preparations


It hardly seems a year since the last Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Old… Read on

September 24, 2014

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The Fairy Ring


For those of you that have ever wondered what those darker green, circular and wavy… Read on

August 25, 2014


Wildlife on the Links


While playing at St Andrews Links you should keep your eyes open for the local… Read on

July 29, 2014


Bumble Bees & Wild Flowers


Bumble bee numbers have declined by 70% over the past 40 years driven mainly by… Read on

June 27, 2014

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Old Course Starter Q&A


Last month we invited you to put your Twitter questions to our Old Course Starter. How… Read on

June 16, 2014

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Verticutting the Old Course


Aggressive growth of the grass sward on the Old Course putting surfaces is not unusual… Read on

May 26, 2014

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Director of Greenkeeping Q&A


Last month we invited you to put your questions to our Director of Greenkeeping, Gordon… Read on

May 15, 2014


April’s Greenkeeping operations


Catch up on some of the greenkeeping operations that took place across the Links in… Read on

April 30, 2014

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Caddie Manager Q&A


Last week we invited your questions on Twitter to put to our Caddie Manager, Robert Thorpe…. Read on

April 1, 2014


Grass growth


The weather may have improved recently with some sunny and warmer days but it’s worth… Read on

March 18, 2014

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Winter work on The Castle


Over the winter months we have been working on our programme of on-going course alterations… Read on

February 24, 2014


Plugging away on the Old Course


Just prior to Christmas, the St Andrews Links greenkeeping team were busy replacing divots on… Read on

January 9, 2014


Autumn renovations


We’ve had a busy last few weeks on the Old Course with autumn renovation works… Read on

November 1, 2013


The hole truth


The golf hole is somewhere that every golfer on a course goes and this is… Read on

October 3, 2013


The caddies of the Dunhill


As the dust settles on another championship at St Andrews Caddie Manager Robert Thorpe reflects… Read on

September 30, 2013


Gearing up for the Dunhill


So another tournament is on the way; this time of year sees the return of… Read on

September 20, 2013


Guide to rolling greens


An increasing trend in maintaining greens over the past 10 years has been greens rolling…. Read on

September 4, 2013

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Astroturf Faced Bunkers


In July 2011 we worked with a company called Envirosports Ltd to rebuild the bunker… Read on

August 15, 2013

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WBO preparations underway


Next week the Old Course plays host to the 37th Ricoh Women’s British Open. Preparations… Read on

July 26, 2013


The art of irrigation


It’s been great to experience the recent dry spell. Only 9mm of rain has fallen… Read on

June 28, 2013


Taking the rough with the smooth


It’s normal that in June the rough is at its thickest. The warmer weather encourages… Read on

June 17, 2013

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Rygrass control in Links turf


A fine example of beautiful links turf is the 16th green on the Jubilee. It… Read on

June 10, 2013

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Tournament preparation


It looks like a busy couple of weeks ahead for the dedicated Links greenkeeping teams!… Read on

May 31, 2013


Spraying operations


Spring has finally sprung and our turf is under attack from invading weeds like daisies,… Read on

May 17, 2013

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Spring maintenance on the Links


It’s getting to that time of year again when we begin to increase the work we… Read on

May 6, 2013


Lack of Growth


As we head into the high season, one of the issues that we have to… Read on

April 15, 2013


Links greenkeeper fulfills lifetime’s ambition at Masters


Slightly different working week for me this week, as I write this blog I’m working… Read on

April 12, 2013


Organic Matter Sampling


Everyone knows that the greens at St Andrews are great at this time of the… Read on

April 2, 2013

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What to do about bunkers?


After a busy winter, with a lot of the bunkers getting their faces rebuilt and… Read on

March 27, 2013

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A wintry week in St Andrews


This has not been the best of weeks to prepare the golf courses. With the… Read on

March 19, 2013

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Paul McGinley pays us a visit


We were delighted to welcome 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley to The Home… Read on

February 21, 2013

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Great March offer on The Castle Course


Play the award winning Castle Course at the Home of Golf for only £59 including… Read on

February 12, 2013


A new year begins on The Old Course!


Another year has passed and latterly we were busy with quite a lot of work… Read on

February 8, 2013

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Autumn aeration of greens commences


On Sunday work was started on the aeration of our greens as part of our… Read on

November 8, 2012