With a history like no other in the game, Fife , The Home of Golf , is the must visit destination for every golfer . Whether you wish to sample the unique delights of St Andrews, or test your game on one of our other 43 delightful courses , you can be sure your experience will last in your memory for a lifetime.
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.
You can only exercise access rights to cross over a golf course and in doing so, you must keep off golf greens at all times and not interfere with any golf games or damage the playing surface.
These places are best for golf courses in St Andrews: St Andrews Links . Kingsbarns Golf Links . The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. The Experience St Andrews. The Castle Course , St. Andrews Links.
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.
Yes, all Old Course tee times that are booked in advance are sold as part of a two course package. Along with the tee time on the Old Course , golfers also have to take up the option to play another of the St Andrews Links Courses . Golfers do not have to play this round but it will be included in the tour costs.
If you are visiting Edinburgh a real recommend as a day trip plus the town of St . Andrews with its historical castle and cathedral etc., an added bonus. Great review! You ‘re right, the Old Course is a public course , open to all and there are public footpaths that run alongside the course .
Old Course at St Andrews
|Owned by||Fife Council|
|Operated by||St Andrews Links Trust|
|Tournaments hosted||The Open Championship , Alfred Dunhill Links Championship , St Andrews Links Trophy|
St Andrews Links Known as the ‘home of golf’, the Old Golf Course in St Andrews is the oldest in the world. Established in 1552, it is situated in St Andrews , a seaside city – just two hours’ drive from Edinburgh – dating back to the sixth century and home to the oldest university in Scotland.
The New course was designed by Old Tom Morris and B Hall Blyth and opened for play in 1895. This makes it one of the oldest “ new ” courses in the world!
So do members of the public have the right to walk on golf courses ? In short, yes. However, you must keep off the greens and avoid doing anything which could damage the playing surface. You must also not interfere with the game.
You probably would want to avoid trespassing if they do not permit public walking after hours. In short, there are no laws that give you the right to be on a privately owned and operated golf course for free.
It does vary by region. Scotland , Cornwall and the Home Counties seem to have a higher proportion (one golf pro friend reckoned as many as 70% of Scottish courses are dog -friendly), but there are virtually none in Ireland. Not everyone will be thrilled by the inclusion of your pooch in your group.