The Old Course, St Andrews

Old Course St Andrews 18th

Key information:

The Old Course, St Andrews is the Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago. The fabled original links course is synonymous with The Open Championship which it has hosted an unparalleled 28 times.


– #2 – Golf Digest Top 50 Links of Great Britain & Ireland 2011
– #4 – Golf Monthly Top 100 Courses UK & Ireland 2010
– #2 – Golf Digest Top 100 outside US 2009

– Open Championship 2022, 2015, 2010, 2005 & on 26 previous occasions
– Senior Open Championship 2018
– Women’s British Open 2007 and 2013
– Co-host Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

I fell in love with it the first day I played it. There’s just no other golf course that is even remotely close

Jack Nicklaus

Recommended reading:
My detailed guide to securing the most coveted tee time in golf – How to get an Old Course Tee Time – 4 ways to guarantee success
St Andrews Old Course Ballot – How to boost your chances of success
Playing the Old Course as a Single Golfer : An in depth analysis of your chances of a tee time slot

The Old Course is the oldest and most famous stretch of golfing links in the world, running from the main street of the old grey town. 6721 yards of history featuring 112 bunkers – all named and mostly of the pot variety, clusters of gorse bushes – many in the firing line, and several huge double greens with valleys, humps, mounds, hollows and undulations.

The first and 18th fairways are just one wide expanse of sand-based land, featuring the famous Swilken Bridge and burn. Every hole on the out-and-back course is memorable, but the 17th Road Hole requiring a drive over the corner of the hotel and a second to avoid the wicked greenside bunker and the road on the right is the most feared.

A public course that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Why St Andrews makes The Best Golfing Weekend Ever


If you are looking to plan your next golf vacation to Scotland and prefer the certainty of your St Andrews Old Course tee time guaranteed, then now to discuss itineraries and to request my assistance.

Clubhouse facilities:

  • Free parking
  • Lockers
  • Showers
  • Drying Facilities
  • Golf Shop
  • Club Hire
Need a buggy? I answer all your questions about using a buggy (cart) at St Andrews here

Clubhouse opening hours:
6.30am – 9pm
Restaurant opening hours:
7am – 8pm

Would you like to play the Old Course St Andrews?

‘St Andrews tee time’ enquiry form


Just fill in the enquiry form and let me put your itinerary together, along with your accommodation and transportation; leaving you to relax and look forward to the golf break of a lifetime.

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secure your tee time now.

Please note:
Availability is limited and Terms and Conditions apply.

Location Information:

Parking and extensive golfer facilities available at St Andrews Links Clubhouse & Swilcan Restaurant (for Old, New & Jubilee courses), West Sands, St Andrews, KY16 9XL

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