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St. Andrews Links - Balgove Course

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Balgove Course, St Andrews Links Trust
Pilmour House
St Andrews
KY16 9SF
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1334 466666
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 479555
St. Andrews Links - Balgove


Balgove re-opened in 1993 as part of a general remodeling at St. Andrews. The course was constructed at the same time as the new 18-hole course, the Strathtyrum, and it was opened in June of 1993.

It's a beginner's course that gives children priority over adults in the popular summer months. The course measures just 1,503 yards and is a par 30, perfect for those too young or unwilling to accept the challenge at the more difficult Old Course or Jubilee.

When the Balgove originally opened in 1972, it was 2,085 yards. Part of the course was then taken over in the 1989-90 remodeling of the Eden Course. Plans for a redesigned Balgove Course in 1990 was to have nine holes, a length of 1,700 yards and would be a par 31. It would finally be shortened to its current length and par.

During school summer holidays, the rule used to be adults could only play the course if accompanied by a child. That rule is no longer making Balgove a popular choice for beginners of all ages.

Type Public
Style Links
Holes 9
Year built 1972
Guest Policy Open every day & times cannot be booked in advance
Golf Season Low 11/1-2/29, High 4/18-10/16
Driving Range Available Yes
Putting Green Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes - medical certificate required
Rental Trolleys Yes
Caddies Yes
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Shop Yes
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Golf School Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Turn up and play
Price Range Weekdays £8 - £15
Price Range Weekends £8 - £15
Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Other facilities clubhouse, practice facilities, restaurant


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 30 1520 yd. 0 0

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