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The Old Course, St Andrews

The oldest, most famous and most iconic golf course in the world

The Old Course, St Andrews

The Old Course St Andrews is surely the Mecca of the golfing world. Golf has been played here for over six centuries on a course that wasn’t architect-designed, but rather has evolved over time out of the natural terrain. Starting and finishing in the town, it is renowned for its huge double greens meaning that a golfer may face a 100-yard putt, compact shared fairways, and massive bunkers (of which there are 112). The 17th hole is often voted the toughest par 4 in golf, with the tee shot having to cut over part of the famous hotel, whilst the Road Hole bunker and the road itself await any loose shot into the green. A definite on any visiting golfer’s itinerary, this famous course has hosted The Open on 30 occasions with the most recent being in July 2022 for The 150th Championship when Cameron Smith was crowned Champion Golfer of the Year.


Caddies available: Yes (Request in advance through Links Golf)

Pullcarts available: Yes

Practice facilities: Driving range 1/2 mile from 1st tee. Putting green

Electric buggies available: Limited availability for permanently disabled golfers

Practise facilities: Driving range 1/2 mile from 1st tee. Putting green

Dress code: Appropriate golf attire

Location: View location map