Old Course, St. Andrews Ballot

It is essential for all keen golfers to make a pilgrimage to play this fine old links at least once in their life. To play the course you must possess handicap certification and a maximum handicap of 24 for Gents and 36 for Ladies. We can source these times, which would ensure you secured guaranteed tee times well in advance of your arrival, but please note that in November the course will be played off mats. The sooner you plan your tour the more likely that we can access such times.

We can base your quotation on the Old Course Ballot. This is where we enter your names in a ballot (lottery) the day before you plan to play and you discover whether you have been successful by 4pm. Many tee times are allocated in this way but there are no guarantees of success. If unlucky with the Ballot result there are numerous top class courses that we can arrange tee times at short notice in the vicinity to St Andrews. Any green fee savings would be refunded directly to the Golfers.

Please note that it can be extremely difficult to access guaranteed packages for certain months (August is by far the most popular month and accessibility in September is scarce due to course closure for two weeks).

As a single golfer, you will access the course by simply registering with the Starter early in the morning and then waiting for an incomplete 2 or 3 ball with which to get paired up. Please note that you will have to show your handicap certificate to the Starter. Green fees are also paid directly to the Starter.

Yardage. 6721 Par. 72

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