St. Andrews Old Course

The Old course, St Andrews
Length6609 yards

The Old Course at St Andrews is the oldest golf course in the world and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world every year. Golf was first played here 600 years ago. What not everyone realises is that this is a public course, one of six which make up the St Andrews Links.

The course is known for its 112 bunkers including one of the most famous in golf, the Road Hole bunker at the 17th hole. A peculiar feature of the layout of the Old Course is the double greens where the outward and inward holes are cut on the same putting surface. These large greens mean that golfers may be faced with putts of almost 100 yards.

The Old Course was the venue for the 150th anniversary Open Championship in July 2010, the 28th occasion on which the course has hosted the event.

St Andrews Old Course Booking Information 2014

Advance bookings for summer 2014 on the Old course will be accepted from Wednesday 4 September 2013. The St Andrews Links Trust will be making available information on application guidelines and 2014 busy dates in mid-August.

Direct applications to the St Andrews Links Trust are the only route to securing advance times at the standard green fees. It is very important to be prompt with an application to give yourself the best chance of success.

If you would like to consider golf tour packages, including playing the Old course in St Andrews please get in touch.

Find out more about the history of the Old Course, St Andrews

The Old Course is one of the three golf courses used for the Dunhill Links championship, alongside Kingsbarns Links and the Carnoustie Championship course.

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