One of Europe’s finest regions, St Andrews is a place of history, learning and culture. It boasts over 40 golf courses, including some of the oldest, and best championship courses in the world. The small coastal town holds impressive tourist appeal worldwide, with medieval architecture, sprawling white beaches, and a wide choice of restaurants, guest-houses, hotels, and resorts.
While many travel to St Andrews for its rich history, its iconic university and its beautiful natural surroundings, the true heart of the area is in its golf. For centuries, St. Andrews has been home to some of the world’s most iconic golf courses, and greatest champions. From Kingsbarns Golf Links, the co-host of the European Tours annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, to the St Andrews Old Course which boasts input from the likes of golfing legend Old Tom Morris. Test yourself on challenging hidden links gems set against the beautiful Scottish countryside. It’s no wonder St Andrews is known as the home of golf.
Some of the most popular St. Andrews courses include:
The Old Course
This 18-hole classic links course is one of the most famous golf courses in the world. The Old Course is an unforgiving golfing experience, designed to make full use of its natural terrain. This course has hosted The Open Championships 29 times, crowning some of golf’s most iconic players like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Bobby Jones. Visit the beautiful, rolling greens of The Old Course in St Andrews, and walk in the footsteps of golfing legends.
Located in the small town of Kingsbarns, this traditional Scottish links course stretches over 1.8 miles of beautiful coastline. Kingsbarns is known for its breathtaking views, with every hole overlooking the beautiful North Sea coast. It is also one of the three co-hosts of the prestigious annual European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, alongside the Old Course and Carnoustie Golf Links. It also hosted the Women’s British Open in 2017.
The picturesque Lundin Links Golf course is a former pre-qualifying course of The Open Championship. Originally founded by Tom Morris, the course was extensively redesigned by James Braid, a five-time winner of the Open Championship. With bunkers, burns, and narrow fairways, you’re sure to have a challenging, exciting and ultimately rewarding experience at Lundin Links.