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St Andrews Links Old Course Highlights

  • 3rd Best Course in the World - Golf World.
  • The home of golf.
  • Where golf was first played 600 years ago.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Enquire 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

How To Play St Andrews Old Course: The Ballot

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

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

Hardly anybody gets 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 legendary field and try to play your best round.


The 1st is a favourite for many because it's one of the widest fairways in the world. Get in. Aside from mounds, there aren't many hazards, so the opener is brilliant.

Towards the end of the front nine, the 8th is a difficult par-3. Its length requires a short iron to carry the rough between the tee box 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.

Watch out for the  "Valley of Sin", famously the most three-putted dancefloor on the round. Good luck. 


Sit back in the Tom Morris Bar & Grill with a huge Scottish steak and have some beverages as you count the scorecards--a true experience 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

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More than a Game!

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

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 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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