Stunning Snaps Of St Andrews That Will Take Your Breath Away

Best Getty Images from the Home of Golf ahead of this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

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One of golf's most treasured sights, the Swilken Bridge at the 18th of the Old Course (Photo: Getty Images) 

After a frantic week of Ryder Cup action at Hazeltine, the European Tour heads to calmer waters at the Old Course, St Andrews, for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The pro-am format will see the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Luis Figo, Sir Ian Botham, Ronan Keating, Jamie Dornan and Shane Warne mixing it with some of the European Tour's finest over three of Scotland's most cherished courses - the Old Course, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie.

To get you in the mood for this week's championship, we have compiled some truly stunning new snaps of the Old Course, courtesy of Getty Images. 
 

Players putt out at the par-4 1st (Photo: Getty Images)
A greenkeeper works on the par-4 2nd (Photo: Getty Images)
A view of the short par-4 7th (Photo: Getty Images)
The sun rises over the Old Course (Photo: Getty Images)
The par-4 10th at night (Photo: Getty Images)
A view from behind the tricky par-4 12th (Photo: Getty Images)
A rainbow pans over the par-5 14th (Photo: Getty Images)
The famous par-4 17th, the Road Hole (Photo: Getty Images)
The tee shot at one of the most famous short par-4 holes in golf (Photo: Getty Images)
The famous Swilken Bridge at night (Photo: Getty Images)
A black and white image of the Swilken Bridge (Photo: Getty Images)
A greenkeeper prepares the course ahead of the Alfread Dunhill Links Championship (Photo: Getty Images)
Greenkeepers go to every inch to best prepare the Old Course (Photo: Getty Images)
Yes, they really do (Photo: Getty Images)

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