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St. Andrews Links - Old Course

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


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.

Type Public
Style Links
Holes 18
Year built 1850
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 Trolleys Yes
Caddies Yes
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Shop Yes
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Golf School 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


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 72 6721 yd. 132 73.1
Yellow 72 6387 yd. 129 71.4
Red (W) 76 6032 yd. 138 75.6

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