Golf backs St Andrews UNESCO bid

By AML

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects is backing a campaign to have the town of St Andrews and parts of the Old Course designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Fife Council has made an application to the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which, if successful, will see the ancient centre of St Andrews – including part of the famous Old Course – admitted to the UK’s ‘Tentative List’ of sites that may be nominated for World Heritage status in the next five-ten years.

EIGCA president David Krause said “The European Institute of Golf Course Architects is delighted to back the application for St Andrews Medieval Burgh and Links to become a World Heritage site. We are all aware of the importance of St Andrews to the establishment of golf as a worldwide sport and we would support anything which helps to preserve the historic town and links for future generations. I am sure that millions of golfers around the world would join us in backing this bid by Fife Council.”

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