The Links Trust will be accepting applications for their Advanced Tee Times starting tomorrow for two weeks;
‘For play in 2016 we will accept applications within a 20 day window from 10:00 BST on Wednesday 26 August until 14:00 BST on Monday 14 September, and then a Ballot (lottery) will be drawn to determine the order of allocation. We ask all applicants to apply using the online form which will be available here from Wednesday 26 August.’
It lead me to investigate the likelihood of being successful in the ballot, after all this is affordable, organised and arguably the best way to sercure your spot on the Old Course. As quoted by the Links Trust below in the region of 70% of applicants are successful, albeit this includes applications to play all seven St Andrews Links Trust Courses.
@RuMacdonald Overall we receive approx 3500 apps. Around 2500 are successful. Note that we receive apps for all courses, not just Old Course