5) The golf course itself is worth admission

The Old Course at St. Andrews is unique in its own right. Here in the United States, golfers and spectators alike are used to the luscious green fairways, well-manicured putting surfaces, and sunny days. Perfect conditions.

In the United Kingdom it’s a much different story. Heavy winds, a cooler climate, wet conditions, brown fairways, shared greens between two holes, wispy hay obscure onlookers. Who the heck would want to play there, right?

Well, it’s difficult to describe to someone who is not familiar to the sport or doesn’t appreciate the history of the game.

But, it was how the game got it’s start: from nothing. It offers a different venue, bringing golf back to it’s roots.

And with the British Open being held at St. Andrews for the 29th time in its history, the sport has come back to its birthplace.

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