As well as your choice of 7 courses in St Andrews you also have the choice of many top golf courses in the country within a 45 minute drive of St Andrews including the Open Championship course in Carnoustie and other Open qualifying courses.

These include:-

Carnoustie (Championship Course) - 6692 yards par 72

Widely recognised as the toughest test in Open Championship golf the Championship Course is a par 72 but with a Standard Scratch Score for amateurs of 75! Taking into account the "Buffer Zone" means that a player can retain a category 1 rating without breaking 80. Carnoustie also has another 2 courses - the Burnside and the Buddon.

45 minute drive from St Andrews

Colinsburgh (Charleton) - 6446 yards par 72

Acclaimed to be one of the most beautiful Golf Courses in Scotland. Set in the heart of the Charleton Estate, owned by Baron St Clair Bonde, Charleton has gone from strength to strength since it's opening in 1994 by former United States of America President, George Bush Snr.

20 minute drive from St Andrews

Crail (Balcomie Links) - 5861 yards par 69

This is the 7th oldest golf club in the world. Their members and visitors have been enjoying some of the finest links golf in Scotland - many say the world - since 1786.

30 minutes drive from St Andrews

Elie - 6273 yards par 70

Golf has been played here possibly as early as the 15th century however it wasn't until 1770 that a sort of formal layout was put in place. Barring a few minor alterations the current course was laid out in 1896.

30 minute drive from St Andrews

Kingsbarns - 6174 yards par 72

Located 7 miles south east of the 'Home of Golf', the game has been played on the site since 1793. Kyle Phillips designed this Top 100 Ranked golf course and by setting it in an amphitheatre along the coast, nearly every hole boasts spectacular views of the North Sea.

15 minutes drive from St Andrews

Ladybank - 6580 yards par 71

This original 6-hole course was designed by Old Tom Morris in 1879, 3 further holes were added in 1910 but it wasn't until 1958 that another 9 holes were laid down and incorporated within the existing course in 1961 to form an 18 hole course that is used today. An Open Championship qualifying course since 1978.

35 minute drive from St Andrews

Leven -  6506 yards par 72

Leven Links is an Open Championship qualifying course and whilst golf has been played here since 1820, the game dates back to 1846 on parts of these links with the current configuration coming into being in 1909.  

35 minute drive from St Andrews

Lundin Links - 6371 yards par 71

This course is well known throughout the golfing world as a course of rare quality. Founded in 1868, on a Tom Morris course it was extensively redesigned by five times Open Champion James Braid in 1909. Fine links fairways and excellent greens have ensured that it has been regularly selected as a final qualifying course for the Open Championship.

30 minute drive from St Andrews

Scotscraig - 6310 yards par 71

This is the world's 13th oldest golf club and an Open Final Qualifying Course which is steeped in history and proud traditions. Although the course doesn't sit exactly adjacent to the coastline, there are a few sea breezes to consider when playing this links, heathland mixture.

25 minutes drive from St Andrews

St Michaels - 5806 yards par 70

Golf has been enjoyed at 'St Mikes' golf course just outside Leuchars since 1903. A request from RAF Leuchars in 1963 that they might regard St Michaels as their home course was agreed.

15 minute drive from St Andrews


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