The Old Course at St. Andrews is considered to be the birthplace of golf, with evidence of play on the links land beside the town dating back to the 1500s. Today, the golf course remains a challenge with 112 bunkers and golf's largest greens, 14 holes share a green with another (and each combination of holes, like No. 2 and No. 16 add up to 18). It also has a unique, counter-clockwise routing, which means out-of-bounds is usually right of the fairway, while another hole's fairway is left. Today, it's the most consistent Open Championship host, staging the event every five years.
|Guest Policy||All year apart from Sundays and by reservation or by ballot. Need to book well in advance. There is a daily ballot for play the next day but it does not always guarantee a game. Visitors must have handicap certificates or letter of introduction.|
|Golf Season||Low 11/1-3/31; High 4/18-10/16|
|Driving Range Available||Yes|
|Putting Green Available||Yes|
|Rental Carts Available||Yes - medical certificate required|
|Rental Clubs Available||Yes|
|Tee Times Welcomed||Yes|
|Price Range Weekdays||£85 - £175|
|Price Range Weekends||£85 - £175|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Visa, MasterCard Welcomed|
|Other facilities||clubhouse, practice facilities, restaurant|
|Red (W)||76||6032 yd.||138||75.6|
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