St. Andrews Old Course
The oldest golf course in the world has many remarkable features which help make it so special to golfers around the world. It is the Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago and yet it remains a real test of golf for today's champions. Despite its reputation and status, it is a public course and is one of six public courses on St Andrews Links.
The Old Course has evolved over time and was not designed by any one architect. The people who played a major role in shaping it are Daw Anderson (1850s), Old Tom Morris (1860s- 1900) and Dr Alister Mackenzie (1930s). The course is known for its particular physical features including 112 bunkers, some of which are especially famous e.g. 'Hell' on the long 14th, 'Strath' on the short 11th and the Road Bunker at what is probably the most famous golf hole in the world, the 17th or Road Hole (so called because a road - which is in play - runs hard against the back edge of the green).
Another peculiar feature of the Old Course is the double greens where the outward and inward holes are cut on the same putting surface. These greens are large, not surprisingly, and golfers can be faced with putts of almost 100 yards. The Old Course is also unusual in that it starts and finishes in the town, but its truly remarkable feature is that in today's modern golfing world, a course which has evolved over six centuries, remains a true test of championship golf.
Offer valid through 9/5/2023
Get your group of two to eight and contact us as soon as possible if you have questions. We will also share with you strategies to increase your chances of gaining tee times. Online Applications are accepted during a two week period starting August 21, 2019 to September 4, 2019 for play 2020. Once you receive your Old Course date, we can build a package around those times. This is the most cost effective way for you to play the Old Course with an guaranteed advance tee time. The St Andrews 2-course package includes the Old Course and a 2nd St Andrews course of your choice. Price are 340 GBP per person for high season and 240 GBP for shoulder season.
Important things to understand about your application: All correspondence will take place with the designated lead golfer of the booking, whose name is on the original application and who is in receipt of the email confirmation of tee times. Payment Information: 1. If successful, the lead golfer will be sent an email detailing their provisional booking. This email will request payment by November 30, 2019. 2. Payment should be made using the secure link on the email confirmation or by the lead golfer contacting the Reservations Department at 011 44 1334 466 718 during business hours (third party payments are not accepted). 3. Once payment has been received, an official confirmation will be sent by email which should be shown to the starter on the day of play. 4. Failure to make the requested payment by the date given in the provisional email will result in the booking being cancelled. 5. If the number of golfers in your group reduces and payment is taken for the reduced number, then no additional players can be added at a later stage. 6. Bookings made with St Andrews Links by individuals are VAT exempt, with the exception of The Castle Course. 7. All green fees are non-refundable. We strongly recommend that you arrange travel insurance to provide coverage in the event that you are unable to play at your booked time.
Making Changes: 1. The lead golfer cannot change. 2. One name per tee time can be changed in advance of play and is free of charge. One additional name change is also allowed but will be subject to a 30 GBP fee. 3. If a change of name is to be made, the lead golfer should email email@example.com quoting the booking reference, the name of the golfer no longer playing, the replacement golfer's name, home club and handicap. Any name changes apply over both courses and can be made up to 7 days before the first day of play. 4. Only the final list of named golfers will be allowed to play. In order to ensure it is the named golfers playing, please be aware that you may be asked for photo ID on the day of play at the Old Course Starter.
Adding Golfers: 1. If applying as a 2-ball, there will be no opportunity for you to add any golfers to your tee time and it is likely you will be joined with another 2-ball. 2. Bookings with between 3 and 7 golfers may add to the empty slots within tee times allocated, up to 7 days in advance of play. 3. To add golfers, the lead golfer should email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the booking reference, the additional golfer's name, home club and handicap. 4. The handicap limit for men is 24 and for women 36. You will need to present your handicap card to the Old Course Starter on the day of play. 5. A copy of your official confirmation email and handicap cards should be shown to the starter on the day of play.