St Andrews is the home of golf, steeped in history, this magnificent ancient town is a golfers’ paradise and a must-visit as a part of your golf break in Scotland.
With an incredible coastline and views out to sea, the golf courses in St Andrews are a delight to play. You are following in the footsteps of golfing history and you can become a part of it. Experience the Old Course, tackle the Road Hole, have your photo taken walking over the Swilken Bridge and relive all your favourite Open moments – it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime golf break.
St Andrews truly is a golfer’s town, you can simply walk from your town centre hotel to the first tee on many of the St Andrews Links courses! Aside from the Old Course, St Andrews is home to many other famous names including Kingsbarns, the Castle Course, the New Course and many other great golf courses. Surrounding St Andrews there are some must-play courses too including Crail Golfing Society’s Balcomie course and the sublime Dumbarnie Links in Leven. You are simply spoiled for choice.
Our team of golf holiday experts know St Andrews and surrounding golf courses like the back of their hand and can craft the perfect golf itinerary for you. This does not stop at hotel, golf, and transfers. We can also recommend bars and restaurants too along with some “must visit” post golf attractions too such as gin and whisky tasting at Eden Mill and the excellent Kingsbarns distillery.
St Andrews is a lively town and as home to one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, there are plenty of great bars and restaurants to enjoy discussing the day’s golf! No golf break to St Andrews is complete without a drink and something to eat in the Jigger Inn and the Dunvegan Bar and Restaurant. Immerse yourself in the St Andrews golf experience!
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Edinburgh or Dundee
March and November
BEST GOLF WEATHER:
June - August
Top Tips when golfing in St Andrews and Fife
Built in 1158, St Andrews Cathedral was at one time the largest church in Scotland. The site (now a ruin) is a popular pilgrimage for golf visitors, as this is where you will find the resting place of Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom. With 4 Open Championships victories apiece, this father and son really are golfing royalty.
Situated right beside The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and 1st tee of St Andrews Old Course, this golf museum is a must for any avid golfer. With collections of balls and golf clubs that were used back hundreds of years ago, to trophies and imagery through to more recent times in the game.
Scotland might be famous for its whisky, but recently it has been making waves in the gin world. No distillery more so than Eden Mill in St Andrews. This tour gets endless plaudits and has been known to turn non-gin lovers to a new tipple from their vast range of flavours and mixes.
Pre-booking is necessary to avoid disappointment.
A golf trip to St Andrews would not be complete without a round on The Himalayas, the world’s most famous putting green. It is easy to see why it is named after the rugged Asian mountain range, with huge undulations and swales, it will test your putting skills to their max.