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Old Course Ballot

The Old Course Ballot offers golfers who have been unable to secure a tee time an opportunity to get to play the legendary links

For golfers who have not managed to secure an Old Course tee time in advance, there is still an option to apply for one via the Daily Ballot system. The St Andrews Old Course Ballot is drawn two days ahead of play with the exception of Friday as there is no play on the Old Course on Sundays. For example, if you wish to enter the ballot for a tee time on Wednesday, you would apply on the Monday. If you wish to enter the ballot for a tee time on a Monday, you would apply on a Saturday.

To enter the ballot, golfers names, home golf clubs and handicaps are required (Maximum of 36 for both men and ladies). The deadline for entering the ballot is 2pm and the results are usually available by 4pm.

Links Golf St Andrews take care of the above process for all golfers who have their golf tour booked with us. We will advise clients if they have been successful in the Old Course Ballot and if not, arrange alternative golf.

Certain times of the year are better for gaining a tee time through the Old Course Ballot. The winter months are generally quieter on the Old Course. During the summer season, the months with longer daylight hours (Late May, June & July) tend to have better availability for the Ballot. The St Andrews Old Course Ballot is sometimes referred to as the “Old Course Lottery”.


Below is a list of dates that we have Old Course St Andrews tee times available for the 2020 & 2021 seasons. The dates and tee times are correct as at 10th August 2020.


  • 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 advance pre-bookable tee times available, for more information about the ballot please click here: Old Course Ballot
  • Single Golfer: Space for one golfer available.
  • 1 x 2 Ball: Space for two golfers available.
  • 1 x 3 Ball: Space for three golfers available.
  • Sold Out: No tee times available.
  • 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

Authorised Provider of Old Course Commercial Tee Times

Links Golf St Andrews are an Authorised Provider of Old Course Commercial Tee Times. Read more

  • Sep 2020
  • 14th - 20th Sep
    Old Course Closed
  • 21st - 27th Sep
    Old Course Closed
  • 28th Sep - 4th Oct
    Old Course Closed
  • Sep 2021
  • 6th - 12th Sep
    Single Golfer
  • 13th - 19th Sep
    Old Course Closed
  • 20th - 26th Sep
    Old Course Closed
  • 27th Sep - 3rd Oct
    Ballot Only
  • Oct 2021
  • 3rd - 10th Oct
    Old Course Closed
  • 11th - 17th Oct
    Ballot Only
  • 18th - 24th Oct
    Ballot Only
  • 25th - 31st Oct
    Ballot Only


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