Historic records show that golf has been played in St Andrews for over six hundred years and some even believe that the game’s origins date back to St Andrews in the 12th Century. It is known as the birthplace of golf and home to many iconic landmarks, which are well worth a visit.
Even today, the coastal town remains the very best place on earth for a golfing extravaganza. The two go hand in hand, as you will soon see for yourself.
Playing golf in St Andrews
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a course to play in St Andrews. St Andrews Links currently has seven courses open to the public which include: Eden Course, The Castle Course, Strathtyrum Course, Balgove Course, Jubilee Course, New Course and the legendary Old Course.
If you’re new to golfing, we recommend playing the Balgove Course, which is beginner and family-friendly. For a more challenging golfing experience, the Jubilee is sure to satisfy and of course, you can’t visit St Andrews on a golfing holiday without playing the Old Course.
Walking tours of the Old Course
Speaking of the Old Course, if you are interested in learning more about its history, as well as that of the game of golf, we highly recommended going on a walking tour of the course. Regular tours take place around the 1st, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course and give you the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of golfing heroes and the game’s heritage.
The tours run from 6th April – 26th September, lasting approximately 50 minutes and costing £10 per person. A complimentary Open 2015 Callaway golf ball and Old Course scorecard are also gifted as souvenirs and are included in the price.