St Andrews Golf Vacations Scotland
There’s more than 600 years of golf history at St Andrews Old Course.
Scotland’s Old Course at St Andrews, the world’s oldest golf course, is a “must” for all avid golfers. The Old Course is the original “links” course and the “HOME” of golf!
Tiger Woods said it is his favourite and according to Jack Nicklaus, “There’s just no other golf course that is even remotely close.”
Golf St Andrews Old Course – A Public Golf Course
The Old Course at St Andrews enjoys a distinguished reputation for hosting the most Open Golf Championships yet, even with its status, St Andrews Old Course remains a public golf course.
The only rule is that you must play one of the other 6 public golf courses in the St Andrews Links in order to play St Andrews Old Course.
Guaranteed St Andrews Tee Time
Book St Andrews Golf Vacations with us and enjoy a guaranteed St Andrews tee time. Golf Vacations UK can assist you with;
- A tailored golf vacation to St Andrews
- An inclusive St Andrews golf package
- Or help you put together a self-drive St Andrews golf tour
St Andrews Old Course Highlights
Come follow in the footsteps of all the world’s greatest golfers on the rippling fairways and greens of The Old Course at St Andrews. Golf St Andrews Old Course and be challenged by the double greens (7 in all) and perhaps the toughest golf hole you might ever encounter, the 17th Road Hole.
Other highlights of the 72 par, 6933 yard St Andrews Old Golf Course include;
|The Swilken Burn||The Cavernous Beardies|
|Kitchen||The Coffins (on the 13th fairway)|
|Granny Clarks Wynd||Benty and Grave Bunkers|
|The Elysian Fields||The Beardies|
|Hell Bunker||Swilcan Bridge (Iconic bridge spanning 1st & 18th holes)|
History of St Andrews Old Golf Course
Golf in Scotland was popular even before Mary, Queen of Scots and Presbyterianism in Scotland but it also pre-dates Christopher Columbus, King Henry VIII, Michelangelo, Leonard Da Vinci and Shakespeare.
1400’s – the golf game was invented in Scotland’s St Andrews area
1506 – King James IV bought golf clubs at St Andrews
1552 – St Andrews Old Course officially established
1764 – St Andrews Old Course changed from 22 to 18 holes (now the standard)
1863 – Current 18-hole layout established with 7 double (shared) greens
1873 – Scotland’s Tom Kidd wins the first Open Championship at St Andrews Old Course
2005 – Tiger Woods of USA wins his first Open Championship at St Andrews Old Course
2007 – Lorena Ochoa of Mexico wins the first Women’s Open Championship at St Andrews Old Course
Additional St Andrews Scotland Golf Courses
St Andrews Old Course is just one of the seven public courses in the St Andrews Links.
The St Andrews Links Committee requires all golfers play at least one other course in addition to The Old Course. Some of the other golf courses in St Andrews and Fife that can be included in tailored Scotland golf vacations include:
St Andrews New Course – a golf course designed by Tom Morris in 1895, the world’s oldest “new” course has several characteristics that reflect the highly popular Old Course
St Andrews Jubilee Course – greens and fairways fall between the New Course and the sea and provide some of the most challenging rounds on any St Andrews golf vacation
St Andrews Eden Course – in 2014 The Eden golf course will celebrate 100 years as St Andrews 4th challenging golf course
St Andrews Castle Course – opened in 2008 and designed by David Kidd, The Castle Course is a newer public golf course in Scotland
St Andrews Strathtyrum Course – 18 hole golf course opened in 1993
St Andrews Balgove Course – 9 hole golf course first opened in 1972, but remodelled in 1993
Book Your Scotland Golf Vacation and Golf St Andrews
While St Andrews Old Course does offer a lottery style disbursement for tee times, if you book your Scotland golf vacation to St Andrews with us we can provide you with a guaranteed St Andrews tee time.
Our all inclusive and tailor made Scotland golf vacations help ensure you play the Old Course while we attend to your every need including accommodations, caddies, transportation, advisory services and even golf instruction.
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