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St Andrews Links

Pilmour House, St Andrews KY16 9SF, Scotland
+44 1334 466666
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A golfing Mecca for the most accomplished golfer to the enthusiastic amateur, a trip to St Andrews Links is one which realises the ultimate dream for golfers worldwide. From the iconic Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course to Tom Morris’s masterful architecture on the New Course, St Andrews Links has developed over 600 years to become one of the most famous locations in golf. Perhaps most fascinating however, is the fact that all seven courses at St Andrews Links are public and open to everyone. St Andrews Links is the largest public golfing complex in Europe. From the terrifying sight of Hell Bunker on the Old Course to the gentle slopes of the Balgove, the Home of Golf has become the ultimate golfing destination for all ages and abilities. The three championship courses; the Old Course, New Course and Jubilee Course run parallel to each other along the famous St Andrews Links West Sands of St Andrews. Nestled on the opposite side of the Links are the Eden, Strathtyrum and the only nine hole course, the Balgove. A five minute drive from town is the seventh course, the award winning Castle Course which offers dramatic views over St Andrews from its spectacular cliff top location. Away from the course, explore the fantastic facilities St Andrews Links has to offer. Learn the game where it was first played at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy. The Academy offers first-class tuition from PGA-Qualified St Andrews Links professionals and is home the only Callaway Performance Centre (custom-fit) in Scotland. The driving range has over 60 bays, including 22 indoors, and a landing zone which is over 400 yards long. All mats are air cushioned, and five bays include the Power Tee automated system. There is short game area, which includes a replica of Road Bunker, and a putting green, once the second on the Eden Course and regarded as one of the finest in St Andrews. Shop our fantastic range of official merchandise from our five retail stores, the Old Course Shop, the 18th Green Shop, the Links Clubhouse Shop, the Castle Course shop and the oldest golf shop in the world – Tom Morris. Finally relax in the Swilcan Restaurant in the Links Clubhouse, The Eden Clubhouse or the Castle Course Clubhouse with a wee dram as you reflect on your visit to the Home of Golf.
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Pilmour House, St Andrews KY16 9SF, Scotland
+44 1334 466666

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable round with pleasant pairing. Caddies were extremely helpful and worthwhile. We will return soon!

Thank dwdurrance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime opportunity. Old course has so much nostalgia and incredible with all the spectators cheering you on along 1 and 18 but Castle Course was by far our favorite course overall. Beautiful view of the city and the bay.

Thank 38kurtp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I played the Old Course for the first time last week and what an experience, if you have never played this course, you must, it is an unbelievable experience. We are still talking about it and cant wait to go back.

Thank markyboy55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are really nothing like the links courses in Scotland. I am not a golfer but there is free access for walkers and runners. I went for an early morning run on the Old Course and it was glorious. No one around.

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever you do... definitely make it a point to TRY and play here We entered the lottery and were lucky enough to get out. I am speechless. The history, the memories of past championships, the walk, and on and on and on. If you love...More

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing like the St. Andrew's links. It's the history, the weather, the course- everything all put together- that make this an experience to behold. By all means put this on your bucket list and make it happen. A round is reasonoable priced at...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even during the off-season, the courses were in immaculate condition. The fairways were perfectly clear and smooth, with not a single leaf to be seen, even in Autumn! They don't cram groups in, so we never felt pressured to hurry up our pace. We had...More

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Call it what you will but this place is heaven for all Golfers - Mary Queen of Scott’s started it all here in 1754 or something and the land is amazing - the undulations, The bunkering, The green pin positions - an absolute treat to...More

Thank Steve-70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a golfer. However, I was not going to be at one of the most famous golf courses in the world and not hit a bucket of balls. I was visiting with a AAA tour. They only gave us an hour in St....More

Thank vjv2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We, my husband and I, visited St Andrews whilst on holiday in Scotland and what a feast for the eyes. Everything about St Andrews is memorising, from the coast line and the St Andrews Link to the quaint town with its unmissable history. It had...More

Thank Joanne G
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john c
11 December 2017|
Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
Hi John. The only way we can possibly arrange you pairing up with other golfers is via our daily ballot. More info on this can be found on our webpage: standrews.complay/courses/old-course/booking-the-old-course
Tony M
16 October 2017|
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Response from Timothy C | Reviewed this property |
The weather is mostly in the 50's F. Easy to get on the Old Course. But you must play off mats in the fairways. Hit in the rough and play off grass.
Allen W
19 February 2017|
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Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
Hi Allen, Ronald is correct in saying pictures are allowed at controlled intervals during breaks in play.