St Andrews Links Trusts seventh course opened in June 2008. Situated 2 miles outside the town, the Castle Course commands spectacular views over St Andrews Bay. Designed by the young Scottish architect, David McLay Kidd who is also responsible for the design of Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Although it cannot be defined as strictly a links course as it is built on farmland overlooking the town and not sandy soil linked to the sea, comparisons have already been made with Pebble Beach and certainly from a visual angle it is truly blessed.