St. Andrews Old Course

St. Andrews, Scotland

It’s the original and maybe even the best

Do we really need to explain this?

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Course Layout

Course Flyover

What To Know

Yardage & Tees
When to Play
The Old Course is open year around. 

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


Greens Fees

January £88
February £88
March £88
April 1-15 £123
April 16-30 £180
May £180
June £180
July £180
August £180
September £180
October 1-14 £180
October 15-31 £125
November £88
December £88

Greens fees last verified November 2018. View them on

Visitor Tee Times

The Old Course is closed on Sundays. Be aware, there are also a number of Busy Days where the course may be closed for events. See the current list of busy days.

Learn more about booking a tee time.

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.

Practice Facilities

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
Course Website

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.