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Golf in the 'Home of Golf'

Are you looking to book a golfing holiday in the Home of Golf'?

Well we have a few ways to help make things easier for you, however should you require further assistance please do not hesitate in contacting our Golf Conceirge, Nicola Glover on

St Andrews Links comprises six public courses, including the world famous Old Course, two clubhouses, a golf practice centre and three shops. A seventh course, The Castle Course, is situated a mile to the south east of the town and has its own clubhouse, shop and warm-up area.



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UNLIMITED 3 DAY GOLF PACKAGE 2013 and 2014swilken bridge in summer

From £210 per person per stay

As the closest hotel to the 1st tee of the famous Old Course, the BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel is the perfect setting to enjoy a golfing break.

Enjoy 3 nights Bed and Breakfast, and unlimited play on the New, Eden, Jubilee, Strathtyrum and Castle Courses.

Download our Unlimited Golf 2013 document for full information.

Downlaod our Unlimited Golf 2014 document for full information.



WINTER GOLF PACKAGE 2013 and 2014swilken bridge in winter

with the Old Course Guaranteed

from £330 per person per stay

As the closest hotel to the 1st tee of the famous Old Course, the BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel is the perfect setting to enjoy a Golfing Break this winter.

Enjoy 3 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, and 3 rounds at the Home of Golf with this Winter Golf Package.

The package includes a guaranteed tee time on the world famous Old Course and two rounds on any of the New, Eden, Jubilee, Strathtyrum and Castle Courses.

Download our Winter Golf 2013 document for full information.


Winter Golf Packages for 2014 go on sale with the Links Trust on Wednesday 7th August 2013.

Download our Winter Golf 2014 document for full information.



from £175 per person per stay

Can be used instead of or as well as the above Winter Package.

2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breafkast and 2 rounds of Golf at Crail, Elie and Scotscraig.

Download our Hidden Winter Gems document for full information



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For golfers who have not managed to secure an Old Course tee time in advance, there is still an option to apply for one via the Ballot.

From Saturday 7th January 2012 the ballot will be drawn for Monday 9th January and will continue to be drawn two days ahead from then onwards instead of the day prior in previous years. The ballot will take place every day of the week with the exception of Friday as there is no play on the Old Course on Sundays.

To enter the ballot requires at least two golfers with their names, home golf clubs and handicaps (maximum of 24 for men and 36 for ladies). The deadline for entering the ballot is 2pm and the results are usually available by 4pm. Entries can be for the whole day (this gives the best chance) or for part of the day to suit travel plans. Handicap cards must be produced on the day of play and the names entered are the ones who are eligible to play, co changes are permitted.

The 2 day ballot will dovetail with the 1 day ahead booking system on the Castle, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses and will enable golfers who have been unsuccessful in the ballot to book an alternative course for the day they want to play.

The BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel takes care of the above process for all golfers staying with them.

Unfortunately the Ballot is not available for single players. The most common way for a single to play the Old Course is by going to the starter as early as possible in the morning. The starter will try to join the golfer with the first available two- or three-ball.



Old Course - 6721 yards par 72 - The Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago. Handicap certificate required.

New Course - 6625 yards par 71 - Laid out by Old Tom Morris and opened in 1895. A classic links championship course which shares many features of the Old Course. No handicap limit.

Jubilee Course - 6742 yards par 72 - Another championship links course over 100 years old and venue for Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships. No handicap limit.

Eden Course - 6250 yards par 70 - Opened in 1914 the Eden is a Harry S Colt classic partly modified by Donald Steel. No handicap limit.

Strathtyrum Course - 5620 yards par 69 - Shorter and less testing, the Strathtyrum is the best course for higher handicappers. No handicap limit.

Balgove Course - 1520 yards par 30 - Ideal for families and beginners, this is a nine hole course with tees, bunkers and a double green.

The Castle Course - 6759 yards par 71 - The seventh course at the Home of Golf. Stunning views from the cliff top site. No handicap limit.