There are 112 bunkers along The Links, each with their own name. The winding waterway called Swilican Burn is the most famous hazard on the Old Course. It empties into St Andrews Bay alongside the two mile West Sands Beach. Originally, the game was played clockwise and anti-clockwise on alternative weeks. Now the right-hand direction is the norm. Be aware the course is closed on Sundays. During the summer, it is often filled with strolling townsfolks on that day.