Old Course at St Andrews
If you don’t mind paying high season rates, I think that late May and/or early June is the best time to visit Scotland for golf. The courses and hotels aren’t too busy, the days are long, and the courses are in great shape. If you want to take advantage of shoulder season rates, I recommend April .
For a round, it costs about the same as your normal PGA Tour venue open to the public. Depending on the exchange rate, the 2018 green fee to play the Old Course is 180 pounds, which is about $250.
The Old Course at St Andrews Links
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It Can Be Played in the Evening Another reason why golf is so popular in Scotland is because it is not purely a day time activity. Many of Scotland’s golf courses are lighted, so they can be enjoyed in the evenings as well, even after the sun goes down.
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The best time to visit Scotland is during spring (late March to May) and fall (September to November). Temperatures are warmer by spring, with averages of 43°F-59°F, although there will still be snow in the mountains of the Highlands and the Cairngorms.
Two words: shoulder season . Although the weather can be an issue, taking a golf vacation during the weeks before or after peak season (aka shoulder season ) can save you travel bags of money. Let me give you some examples. The shoulder season in the Northwest occurs during March, April and November.
Pebble Beach green fees for a standard round are a whopping $550 per person and will increase to $575 on April 1, 2020. In addition to that initial price, it costs $45 per person to use a cart. If you choose to go the caddie route and walk, which is recommended, the caddie fee will run you another $95 per bag.
The minimum pay for a St. Andrews caddie is 45 pounds plus tip. The tip for a good caddie is at least 20 pounds—65 total. They give 5 pounds back to the Links Trust.
Old Course Ballot It is drawn 48 hours in advance of play and golfers should provide their names, home club and handicaps either online, by phone or at one of the clubhouses before 2pm, two days before the day they wish to play . To enter there must be a minimum of two and a maximum of four players.
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