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St Andrews Links Old Course Highlights

  • The home of golf.
  • Where golf was originally played 600 years ago!
  • One of the world’s most famous courses.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • It’s hard to get a tee time here.
  • Book now and enjoy a legendary experience!

Course Stats

  • Notable contemporary renovations by Tom Morris.
  • Opened in 1552.
  • 7,305-yard/6,680-metre length.
  • Par-72 course.

Top hint for this course

Here's a tip to help you out at the end of the front nine. We recommend that you approach from the fairway using a putt for the best possible approach shot. If you bring your a-game, there should be a chance for a birdie.

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Full Course Lowdown

Who would refuse to play on the world's first and oldest loop? It's recognised globally for a reason and Jack Nicklaus himself said that no other compares.

It set the standards for links from the mid-1500s and continues to do so.

Hardly anybody gets the chance to play on the Old Course; it's a rare opportunity that your group can snap up. Why wait? Get the squad together for the most legendary field and try to play your best round. No pressure!


The 1st is a favourite for many because it's one of the widest fairways in the world. For those that have strong and direct drives, it'll be one of the best holes. Other than some hills, there aren't many hazards.

Towards the end of the front nine, the 8th is a difficult par-3. Its length requires a short iron and has a large amount of roughage in between the tee-off area and the green.

To start the back nine, a straightforward par-4 requires an accurate drive down the centre-right to set up the easiest approach.

The final hole features a road splitting the fairway down the middle. This unique feature means you must play the ball as it lies, even if you land on the road. The final hazard is known as the "Valley of Sin" and is famously the most three-putted dancefloor on the round.


Sit back in the Tom Morris Bar & Grill with a huge Scottish steak and have some beverages as you count the scorecards. A true representation of the Scottish golf lifestyle.

Take the chance to enjoy some heart-warming whiskey as you soak up the atmosphere at this legendary venue, one of golf's most famous 19th holes.

Course Facilities

  • Clubhouse
  • Driving Range
  • Proshop
  • Trolley Rental
  • Club Rental
  • Buggy Rental
  • Practice Area

More than a Game!

More than a game
Getting lifelong friends together
More than a game
Those hole-in-one moments!
More than a game
Charity events
More than a game
Celebratory nights
More than a game
World class golf experiences
More than a game
Celebrate the wins!
More than a game
Laugh with your friends

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The Location

St Andrews has many hotels to choose from, suiting all budgets. It's located an hour from Edinburgh Airport and is also a breeze for those driving. The town of St Andrews is also nearby.

Be sure to head into the town centre if you wish to visit microbreweries, cosy pubs and authentic Scottish restaurants that provide a genuine cultural experience; it's just 0.6 miles away. Hit the town and create some unforgettable memories.

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