Booking your round

There are a number of ways to book a round at the Home of Golf from the traditional Ballot for the Old Course through to our online booking system. Simply pick the course and method that's right for you.


Getting that elusive tee-time on the Old Course is easier than you might think. There's a number of ways to play: the Ballot, Advance book, Old Course Experience or as a single golfer.

Our remaining six courses can be booked in advance apart from the 9-hole Balgove Course. If you want to play the Balgove just turn up on the day. Book online or book by phone.

3 and 7 Day tickets offer fantastic value with unlimited golf per day on six St Andrews Links courses excluding the Old Course. Available from the three St Andrews Links clubhouses or Starter on the first day of play, the 3 Day ticket can be used within seven days and the 7 Day ticket can be used within fourteen days of purchase.

Single golfers with suitable handicaps (max of 24 for men and 36 for women) can play the Old Course without booking by approaching the Starter early in the morning of the day they wish to play. The Starter will try to join the golfer up with the first available two or three-ball providing the golfing group are happy with this, however it is at their own discretion.


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