How can I get a tee time at the legendary Old Course in St Andrews?
This is one the most common questions we get asked by golfers from all over the world wanting to visit "The Home of Golf" and play over the most famous links in the world. Well, below is some information that may assist you in acquiring a tee time at the Old Course St Andrews through Links Golf St Andrews.
So, how can I book an Old Course Tee Time with Links Golf St Andrews?
Each year, we, Links Golf St Andrews, receive an allocation of tee times for the Old Course. All of our tee times come as part of a package or golf tour which includes accommodation, transport and golf. Our golf tours are usually for a minimum of 4 nights and will combine golf on some of the other courses in St Andrews or Scotland.
Is it only four ball tee times that come as part of your packages?
All of our tee times are four balls but we often allocate half of a tee time to a two ball which leaves space for another two golfers. We also allocate tee times to three balls which then leaves a space for a single golfer. For larger groups, we use multiple tee times.
I heard that there is a two course policy regarding the Old Course, is this true?
Yes, all Old Course tee times that are booked in advance are sold as part of a two course package. Along with the tee time on the Old Course, golfers also have to take up the option to play another of the St Andrews Links Courses. This option will be the New Course, the Jubilee Course, the Eden Course or the Castle Course. Golfers do not have to play this round but it will be included in the tour costs.
Are there any other costs attached with gaining an advanced Old Course time? Some of our Old Course tee times come with redeemable vouchers which are for merchandise, food and beverage. These vouchers can be spent in any of the St Andrews Links Golf Shops and Clubhouses. You will be advised upon booking if these vouchers apply to your Old Course tee time.
Are there any restrictions regarding play on the Old Course? There are strict handicap restrictions for golfers wishing to play the Old Course. The handicap limits are 24 for men and 36 for ladies. All golfers must provide a current handicap card or certificate at the time of play. Also, there are no pre-bookable tee times for Saturdays and the Old Course is closed on Sundays.
Okay, I understand all of the above and I am interested in booking a tour with you. How do I go about arranging my tour?
Below you will see our availability. To receive a fully customised golf tour quotation, please complete our online golf tour quote request form selecting your required dates below. Or you can simply send us an email detailing your 1). Dates of travel 2). Numbers of golfers and non golfers 3). Hotel accommodation requirements 4). Other courses you wish to play. 5). Ground transport preference (Self-drive or with driver). Click here to send us an email
Old Course Tee Time Availability for the 2016 Season
Below is a list of dates that we have Old Course St Andrews tee times available for the 2016 season. The dates and tee times are correct as at 21st January 2016.
Availability Chart Key:
Tee Times Available: Tee times available which can be anything from multiple four balls to space for three, two or single golfers
Ballot Only: No tee times available, for more information about the ballot please click here: Old Course Ballot
Course Closed: Old Course not open for visitor play
Please Enquire: Tee times are currently sold out but availability may change due to occasional cancellations
5th Sep - 11th Sep
Tee Times Available
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12th Sep - 18th Sep
Old Course Closed
19th Sep - 25th Sep
Old Course Closed
26th Sep - 2nd Oct