The Royal and AncientApril 23 in the United Kingdom
A ride back to the train from the concierge, who has family (a son, grandson, and daughter in law) in western Canada. The plan is to take 3 trains and a bus to St Andrews. It works and we are in St Andrews, where golf was invented. We have lunch on Market Street, where all the college kids are having lunch too. After checking out the town, we mosey over the the Royal and Ancient golf course. There a number of courses to play here, and I must say, they look easy. The fairways are wide, I don’t see any sand traps, and definitely not a tree in sight. It looks flat, so every lie should be a good one. Obviously there is other factors at play that I don’t fully understand.
This place is old. Before we arrived, I knew it was referred to as ancient, and I thought maybe a bit of an over statement. It is not! Ancient even describes the bus station. Nothing is new except for the cars around town. We both loved the place. Stayed for about 4 hours and continued by train back to Edinburgh.Read more