St. Andrews Old Course
St. Andrews, Scotland
It’s the original and maybe even the best
Do we really need to explain this?
Playing at St Andrews, with the Royal and Ancient clubhouse and the Auld Grey Toon as the backdrop, is a magical, awesome feeling. The views may not be mountainous or of oceans stretching as far as the eye can see, but more landmarks of golf history – that imposing clubhouse, the Swilken Burn, the Road Hole Bunker, the Valley of Sin. You’ll never play football at Old Trafford, or tennis on Wimbledon’s centre court… but you can play at St Andrews.Today's Golfer
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Spring and early summer are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found May through October. Honestly, any time you can get on the Old Course is great. Just do it.
Greens fees last verified November 2018. View them on standrews.com
Visitor Tee Times
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are available for £50 plus gratuity. Trainee caddies are available May-September and are £30 plus gratuity. You should request them here.
Clubs are available to rent for £35. Book them here.
Shoes are £12.50 and come with complimentary socks. They cannot be booked in advanced and are available from the Clubhouse, first come first serve.
Pull carts are available for £5.
Electric hand carts are available for £20.
Be aware that hand carts are only allowed on the course after noon between April and October
Golf carts are not available.
You can warm up at the St. Andrews Links Golf Academy, which is about a mile from the first tee. There is a short game practice area adjacent to the first tee.
Other Things To Know
Year Built: Centuries upon centuries ago
Architects: Evolved from nature, major contributions Allan Robertson, Old Tom Morris, and many others.
Be aware: You have to plan ahead – potentially a year or more in advance – to get on the Old Course. Along with his other great St. Andrews content, Graylyn Loomis has a helpful guide to getting an Old Course tee time.