Demand continues to grow each year for play at the Old Course at St Andrews. The next available Old Course tee times in 2011 are in late October. It is not too early to start planning for 2012, times will be released in October 2011 for play in 2012. As a guide to pricing, a typical package includes 3 nights' accommodation and 3 rounds of golf, one of which will be The Old Course. The total cost for the package is £1840 ($3130) per person sharing. There will also be supplements for odd numbers of golfers. Beyond these packages the only option is the ballot (see below), there is also the option of walk-ups which only apply to single golfers who turn up early on the morning of play and try to get a spare spot in a group from the starter.
Another way to access the Old Course that many visitors take advantage of is the ballot. Approximately 50 percent of Old Course tee times are not allocated to advance starting times but are allocated via the ballot. Please note that the ballot takes place the evening before the day of play and you must be in St Andrews in order to avail of the ballot option. So if you are prepared to make the trip and take your chances then this a economically attractive method of playing the Old Course. You will need to bring your handicap certificate, maximum allowable handicaps are 24 for men and 36 for ladies.
For the 2012 season we will have times available for sale in October 2011. If you are interested in one of these times for next year please call us on US Toll Free 1800 882 2656 and we will place you on the list of interested golfers and get back to you later in the year.