St Andrews Links Old Course

Golf Courses

Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SF

    The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in world golf and the Mecca to which every golfer aspires to make pilgrimage at least once in a golfing lifetime.

    Here is to be found the spiritual home of the game. It is here that the ghosts of Old Tom Morris and Allan Robertson roam the ancient links and where the rules and standards that have set golf apart as the game of highest principle and personal integrity have long since been set down. The Old Course is the classic seaside links although the sea is seldom in view other than at the first and last holes. There are no great sand dunes as for instance at Royal Aberdeen, the fairways are wide and the double greens immense but the bunkering is among the severest to be found on a golf course anywhere the game is played. The bunkers, once described by Bernard Darwin as these greedy, lurking enemies, are the key to survival on this unique and mystical links.

    Holes: 18
    Type of course: Links
    Length: 6,609 yards (Men) 6,032 yards (Ladies)
    Par/SSS: 72/72(Men) Par 76 (Ladies)

    Opening Exceptions: Min handicap required: 24 Men, 36 Ladies


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014


    • Cost - £100+
    • Course Type - Links
    • Holes - 18

    Payment Methods

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    Road Directions

    From Edinburgh: Take the A90 over the Forth bridge which connects to the M90. Continue north until junction 7 and take the A91 following the signs to St Andrews. Journey time is approximately one hour.

    From Glasgow: Take the M8 towards Edinburgh, and turn onto the A80 seven miles outside Glasgow. Continue on the M80 over the Kincardine Bridge which leads to the M90 (junction 6). Head north on the M90 until junction 7. Take the A91 and follow signs to St Andrews. Journey time is approximately one and a half hours.

    For Sat Nav:
    Links Clubhouse (serves the Old, New and Jubilee courses)
    Bruce Embankment
    St Andrews
    KY16 9XL

    Eden Clubhouse (serves the Eden, Strathtyrum and Balgove courses)
    St Andrews
    KY16 9SF

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- St Andrews does not have its own train station - visitors should get off at Leuchars station and travel into St Andrews either by bus or taxi. The journey time is approximately 10 minutes.

    Telephone: Railtrack National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh offer plenty of connections both nationally and internationally. Car Hire is available from the major firms at both airports and in the city centres. Dundee Airport offers flights from London City airport.

    Edinburgh Airport Information:
    Telephone +44 (0)131 333 1000
    Fax +44 (0)131 344 3470

    Glasgow Airport Information:
    Telephone +44 (0)141 887 1111
    Fax +44 (0)141 848 4769

    Dundee Airport Information:
    Telephone: +44 (0) 1382 643 242
    Fax: +44 (0) 1382 641 263

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