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Old Course at St Andrews

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognized across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.

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St Andrews, Carnoustie & Gleneagles Golf Guide

St Andrews, Carnoustie & Gleneagles Golf has been associated with St Andrews for hundreds of years. The first written record of golf in St Andrews dates from 1552: it is a charter, bearing the seal of the Archbishop of St Andrews, which confirms that townspeople had the right to play golf on the Links, which at that time were also used for activities such as football, livestock grazing and rabbit breeding! It is likely that golf had been played on St Andrews’ Links long before that, as the sport was forbidden in Scotland by King James II nearly a century earlier, in 1457.

Over the centuries, the popularity of golf grew, and in 1754, 22 “noblemen and gentlemen of the Kingdom of Fife” formed themselves into the Society of St Andrews Golfers. Eighty years later, this Society was to evolve into the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. By this point, the society had already established such precedents as ruling that a round of golf should be 18 holes in length: what we now know as the Old Course originally included 22 holes!

Enjoying royal patronage, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) acquired both status and prestige. Its famous clubhouse was built in 1854 and gradually the R&A became regarded as the premier club in the world. With golf booming in popularity across Britain and overseas, the R&A published the first ‘Rules of Golf’ in 1897 and since then it has been recognized as the sport’s ruling body throughout nearly the entire world (only the USA and Mexico are excluded). It took over the management of The Open Championship in 1919, and the Open Championship has now been held at St Andrews no fewer than 27 times. Despite its high profile, the R&A does not own any golf courses in St Andrews or elsewhere – the St Andrews links courses are on publicly-owned land and are open to all (except during tournaments).

Today, St Andrews is recognized across the globe as the ‘Home of Golf’. Golfing in St Andrews – at the spiritual heartland of the sport – is the ultimate ambition of many golfers. It is a dream that comes true for many thousands of players each year, because golf at St Andrews remains true to its Scottish roots as a game for all.


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Aberdour Golf Club

Seaside Pl, Aberdour
Fife KY3 0TX
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Anstruther Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Arbroath Links Golf Course


Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Auchterderran Golf Club

Woodend Roadd
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Brechin Golf Club

Brechin
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Burntisland Golf House Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Semi-Private


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Camperdown Golf Course

CampeRoadown Country Park
Dundee City 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Canmore Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Carnoustie Golf Links - Buddon Links Course

Carnoustie Golf Links
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Resort


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Carnoustie Golf Links - Burnside Course

Carnoustie Golf Links
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
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Carnoustie Golf Links - Championship Course

Carnoustie Golf Links
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
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Charleton Golf and Country Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Cluny Golf Course

Cluny
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Semi-Private


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Cowdenbeath Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Crail Golfing Society - Balcomie Links Course

Crail Golfing Society
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Crail Golfing Society - Craighead Links Course

Crail Golfing Society
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Cupar Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Dunfermline Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Dunnikier Park Golf Club

Dunnikier Way
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Edzell Golf Club - Old Course

High Street
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Private


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Edzell Golf Club - West Water

High Street
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Private


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Elie Sports Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Elmwood Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Semi-Private


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Fairmont St. Andrews - The Kittocks Course


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Resort


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Fairmont St. Andrews - The Torrance Course


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Resort


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Falkland Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Kingennie
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
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Forrester Park Resort

Pitdinnie Road
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Private


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Glenrothes Golf Club

Golf Course Road
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Golf House Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Private


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Guthrie Castle Golf Course

Guthrie Castle
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Private


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Keith Golf Club

Fife Park
Banffshire 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Kingarrock Golf Course

Forester's Cottage
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Private


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Kinghorn Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Kirkcaldy Golf Club

Balwearie Road
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Kirriemuir Golf Club


Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Private


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Ladybank Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Semi-Private


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Leven Links Golf Course

Promenade
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Semi-Private


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Lochore Meadows Golf Course

Lochmore Meadows Country Park
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Lundin Golf Club

Golf Road
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Lundin Ladies Golf Club

Woodielea Road
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Monifieth Golf Links - The Ashludie Course

Monifieth Golf Links
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Monifieth Golf Links - The Medal Course

Monifieth Golf Links
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Montrose Golf Links - Broomfield Course

Montrose Golf Links
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Montrose Golf Links - Medal Course

Montrose Golf Links
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Panmure Golf Club


Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort - New Course

PipeRoadam Golf & Leisure Resort
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
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Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort - Wee Piper Course

PipeRoadam Golf & Leisure Resort
Angus 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
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Pitreavie Golf Club

Queensferry road
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Private


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Saline Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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Scoonie Golf Club

North Links
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Private


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St. Andrews Links - Balgove Course


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 9
Type: Public


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St. Andrews Links - Eden Course

St Andrews Links Trust
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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St. Andrews Links - Jubilee Course

St Andrews Links Trust
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
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St. Andrews Links - New Course

St Andrews Links Trust
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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St. Andrews Links - Old Course

St Andrews Links Trust
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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St. Andrews Links - Strathtyrum Course

St Andrews Links Trust
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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St. Andrews Links - The Castle Course

St Andrews Links Trust
Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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St. Michaels Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Private


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The Duke's Golf Course


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Semi-Private


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Thornton Golf Club


Fife 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Public


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Westerwood Hotel Golf Club

1 St Andrews Drive
North Lanarkshire 00000
Scotland

Holes: 18
Type: Resort


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