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Duke's riding high

January 29, 2014

The Championship Duke's Golf Club, owned by the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews, has improved its ranking in the UK & Ireland.

The Duke's, highly regarded as one of the best heathland championship courses in the Britain, is now ranked 87th by the prestigious Top100GolfCourses website - climbing nine places against its 2013 position in the online chart. 

Derek Robson, head greenskeeper at The Duke's is "absolutely delighted" with the news, saying: "The course played exceptionally well throughout 2013 - and we had fabulous feedback from members and visitors." Derek adds: "It is wonderful to receive accolades of this type, not least of all because it is a great testament to the hard work and dedication from the entire Duke's team."

David Scott, Director of Operations at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa adds: "Derek and the team have done a fantastic job - and they are now on countdown for what will be one of the biggest events in the Club's history when the Duke's hosts the International European Amateur Championship this August." David adds: "We will be welcoming the best amateur golfers from around the world who will be playing for a place in the Open Championship in 2015. The tournament - from the 6th to the 9th August - promises to be a fabulous event and is free for all to come and enjoy."

The course, designed by five times Open winner, Peter Thomson, is set in a spectacular location above St Andrews with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea. It underwent a major transformation in the last decade, re-opening eight years ago following substantial changes by American golf course architect, Tim Liddy, protégé of Pete Dye. 








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