St. Andrews’ best kept secret

Who wouldn't want to claim that they've played golf in St. Andrews, the birthplace of the game? Not us! We discovered the Himalayas course back in 1997/98 when we lived here. It was great family fun and still is the best deal around for just £2.00/person (or about $3.40). We grabbed our good friend Trish and set off for an afternoon of friendly competition.

Unlike any “miniature” golf course I've seen, it offers 18 holes of fun, frustration and good memories; much like any golf game, I guess. Positioned alongside the famous Old Course, the Himalayas course is a challenging layout of humps, bumps and dips where skill helps but luck can play a larger part. It also offers the chance (for those of us not yet qualified for the real thing) to be photographed playing golf with the famous clubhouse in the background.

Trish and I were astounded when Reg started out with a hole-in-one. Trish helps me celebrate my hole-in-two of which I was very proud! We pose for a quick photo before heading to the clubhouse for a well deserved cup of coffee.



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7 thoughts on “St. Andrews’ best kept secret

  1. Kathy Chappell

    Looks like lots of fun. Be sure to say HI to everyone for us.


    • 2orangebags

      We have passed along your hellos and everyone here says the same!


  2. Kathleen Fox Wiens

    I am having so much fun following your blog. You two are amazing! Great job on a hole in one Reg! My nephew lives in St. Andrews with his family. He is going to seminary there. What a small world!


    • 2orangebags

      Thank you, Kathleen. We were back in St. Andrews just now…pouring rain! Time fora beer and free wifi in the pub across the street from our cottage.


  3. Trish

    I am so small! Need to grow a little. What a fun day


  4. Malcolm & Barbara.

    Now that you have finished the West Highland Way, do you know that there is a West Highland Way race in June. I think it can be run in about 17 hours. What do you think ?? – Malcolm.


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