The second round of changes to the St Andrews Old Course took place in the winter of 2013. The renovations are occurred over the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th and 15th holes. To see the first phase of changes which took place over the winter of 2012, view the Old Course changes phase 1 here!
Martin Hawtree’s design changes have been implemented in two stages. This second stage is said to include the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 9th holes. I have included before and after photos below.
10/11/13 – Fairway bunkering is being widened and slightly shifted away from the center of the fairway. 14/11/13 – A bunker in the fairway has been filled in and a bunker further down the fairway has been created. The bunker that has been deleted found very little use… I’m sure at the time of its creation, it was built in the driving landing area. The new bunker, in the modern landing area, is 50+ yards ahead. This is a perfect example of changes in club technology rendering various aspects of courses “outdated.” Hole #4
The fourth hole will have the two bunkers short and right of the green filled in and replaced with two (possibly one) larger bunkers much tighter and closer to the right edge of the green.
10/11/13 – A new bunker is being added short, left of the green.
14/11/13 – A very large bunker, approximately 50-60 yards short of the green has been created.
14/11/13 – Reshaping of the rear are of the green is now occurring.