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St Andrews Links Jubilee Course
by Microsoft

Links Corner Course Database ID Number - 689
Release Date CRZ Filesize Par Course Length
2001-07-20  29,893,893  bytes 72  6805 yards
Type Style CRZ Filename
REAL  LINKS  standjub.crz 
Course ID Course Key
b6d3b37323f6467691c3b4ccfb2ac435  1af0cba18e560ab3e0a1eb53c1c3c7f1 

CLIPNOTES by Ben Bateson (ousgg)

Real, links course.
Concept  4/10
The inferior of the St Andrews collection is less exciting, both visually and golfing, than its more recognised older brothers. Although it's got a different, seaside-links feel, there has been much less effort expended on the Jubilee course, with the result that it looks under prepared and unintimidating. The majority of holes are straight and little in the way of hazards comes into play.
Appearance  3/10
There certainly hasn't been much time lavished on this. The texture transitions are straight and hard, and the course - for rough moorland - looks distinctly under-planted. The bunkers are horrendous, and most are just straight-extruded leaving a horrible hard edge which not only looks poor but affects play too. The panorama is nice, but the course urgently needs attention.
Playability  4/10
Because of the restricted nature of many holes, there is little choice after most tee shots, and you'll find yourself playing hole after hole in a very similar manner. There is limited playability factor through the eminent location and the thrill of playing at St Andrews (albeit on a minor course), but for the most part it's nowhere near as good as the Old Course.
Challenge  7/10
Now this is where Jubilee scores points of its 19th Century cousins. A more modern links, stretched out in length (although certainly not excessively), with subtle green breaks will always be harder than the Old Course's drivable Par 4s and flat greens. I think the rough here at the jubilee course should certainly have been more punishing, but the course is still a good test regardless.
Technical  3/10
It's appalling that anyone thought this course was in a fit state to put out with the terrible bunkers and almost non-existant low-level grass planting. The moorland location of St Andrews is not done justice at all, and the result is just cheap and tacky.
Overall If you can overlook the glaring visual errors, this is a reasonable re-creation of a real course. But it's well below standard for a commercial release. 21/50
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