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Hidden Gem of the Day: Torrance Course at Fairmont St. Andrews, Scotland

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member Superbrit, who takes us all the way to Bonnie Scotland and the Torrance Course at Fairmont St. Andrews. While the old course may be the Mecca of golf for many, according to Superbrit the Torrance Course is unfairly overlooked by some and offers some spectacular views.

“If you’re ever in St Andrews go and play the Torrance course at the Fairmont, always really quiet, cost me £35 on Teeofftimes, and has some of the best views I have seen on a golf course.”

According to the Torrance Course’s website, the rates begin at around $60 for 18 holes, which is a little over our budget, but as Superbrit noted, you can sometimes find reduced rates to play here.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Ben Malach

    Nov 30, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    This is honestly laughable, I can name 10 courses in the area that are way better value. The fairmont courses are not really good that good in comparison to any of the other courses on the coast of Fife. I would rather play the Anstruther 9 twice than one round at either of the fairmont courses.

  2. MJB-Golf

    Nov 30, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Played both courses at Fairmont GC, during this years Dunhill Links Championship (Europeantour), I strongly agree, both are hidden gems and appear a bargain compared to most other courses I’ve played. Kittocks course invites you to even more spectacular views in my mind and a stronger finish 15, 16, 17 & 18. Both courses offers great value, make sure you book a Tee time if you’re around the area of St. Andrews. 19th hole offers a great view on a clear day! ”Both Thumbs Up”

  3. Tartan Golf Travel

    Nov 29, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve played both courses at The Fairmont and they do have excellent views and they are a good value. Not sure I’d call it a hidden gem in the area but it is a good value compared to the courses around it. The hidden gem in the area is to get either the 3 day pass at St. Andrews and play New, Jubilee, Castle and Eden unlimited for £220.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Republic Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member pdaero, who takes us to Republic Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The course is situated just ten minutes from downtown San Antonio, and pdaero gives us some excellent insight into what you can expect should you make the trip here.

“My favorite golf course to play, it is always in really good shape. These pictures are from wintertime, which the greenness is still impressive. The course has a ton of fun holes and unique designs, and only houses visible on 4 tee and between 14 green and 15 tee.

The course rating is strong, with a 74.2 rating on a par 71 (7007 yards from the tips), and even from the second tee you get 1.3 strokes.”

According to Republic Golf Club’s website, the rate for 18 holes during the week ranges from $29 to $49, while the weekend rate ranges from $35 to $69.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton, NH

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member Stuart G, who takes us to the Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton, New Hampshire. Situated at the foot of Mount Kearsarge, the Country Club of New Hampshire ranges in length from 6000 to 7000 yards, and in his description of the course, Stuart G explains how this track hits all the right notes.

“Great layout! – Makes you think your way through the round.  Challenging but not overly penal.   Walkable – although that’s relative (keep in mind this is the hill country).  Grass only driving range.  Friendly People.    Easy access (only a few minutes off of I89). Flying Goose Brew Pub just down the road – best place for after round refreshments.”

According to the Country Club of New Hampshire’s website, 18 holes midweek around the course will set you back $36, while a weekend round will cost you $45. Both rates include a cart.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, North Carolina

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member bermuda, who takes us to Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Bob Moore designed the track, and in his description of the course, bermuda praises the layout of the course, as well as the deals that you can often find here.

 “Excellent layout with more elevation change than you would expect in the coastal plain, not too many houses, usually not crowded and you can often get a deal. For instance, this summer they had a special of $19 for 18 holes with cart if you arrived before 9 a.m.”

According to Cutter Creek Golf Club’s website, 18 holes during the week with a cart will set you back $49, while on the weekend the rate rises to $59.

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