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Episode 52 – St Andrews Old Course and More

This week we turn our attention to The Home of Golf as it gets ready to host the 144th Open Championship. Hosts Ru & Graylyn share their time spent in St Andrews and feature the five golf courses visitors enjoy playing most in the ‘Auld Grey Toon‘.

Old Course

St Andrews Golf Courses Profiled

Old Course – Read Graylyn’s Course Review

It’s the one round that everyone wants to have on their Scotland golf itinerary. Below are the four ways to get that elusive spot.

  • Premium Tee-time* (4-balls distributed to selected tour operators)
  • Advanced bookings (Email – reservations@standrews.com)
  • Daily Ballot (Register online – results published 48 hours in advance)
  • The Lucky Queue (Sit and Wait- Hear more on Episode 33

*Excluding the premium packages peak season green fee £170

 All courses within St Andrews are public with good accessibility.

With much of the focus often placed on the Old Course we turned our attention to the four other world class golf offerings in the town.

New Course – Read Graylyn’s Course Review 

Tom Morris designed this course as an addition to the Old Course as golf became ever more popular. Also a popular track for the locals.

Green-fee in peak season a very reasonable £75

Jubilee Course – Read Graylyn’s Course Review

Rarely busy this more challenging course requires accurate driving. A favourite of Graylyn’s for a quick 9 during the long summer evenings in St Andrews.

Green-fee in peak season a very reasonable £75

Eden Course – Read Graylyn’s Course Review

Famed for its Harry Colt green formation the Eden has undergone some improvements this past winter to improve course maintenance and continues to pleasantly surprise those who venture onto this part of the links which runs parallel to the Old Course in part before hugging the Eden Estuary.

Green-fee in peak season ONLY £45

Castle Course – Read Graylyn’s Course Review

Set above St Andrews this is the only course not within walking distance of the other four courses. A new design perched on top of the town, just remember to take your camera. Shuttle buses can run you between the other courses and the Castle Course, fit with driving range and clubhouse onsite.

Green-fee in peak season £120 


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Stay with us as we continue our winter series profiling Scotland’s best links golf courses you will likely visit on a golf vacation to Scotland in 2015. Subscribe on itunes.

For Scottish golf course reviews including a St Andrews Story section where golfers are asked to share their visit to St Andrews check out co host Graylyn Loomis’ website.

If left with any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ru or Graylyn by emailing question@scottishgolfpodcast.com.

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