Booking the Old Course

It is easier to obtain a tee time on the Old Course than many might think. There a number of ways to do so if you have a suitable handicap (24 for men and 36 for women) and this page explains each of them in detail. The first way is to apply through the Advanced Reservations process at the start of September for play the following year. The second, and most common way, is to enter the Ballot which is drawn 48 hours in advance. Thirdly, Single Golfers can approach the Starter on the day they wish to play and he will try to slot them in with groups going out that day. Finally, guaranteed premium tee times can be purchased from the Old Course Experience.

Apply for an Old Course tee time for play the following year.

Unfortunately we are now fully booked for Advance Reservations on the Old Course from May to October 2014. There are still a limited number of tee times available in the Low Season November-December 2014.

We have availability on The Castle, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses throughout 2014. For bookings and information please call +44 (0) 1334 466718 or email Reservations.

For information on booking a tee time in 2015 follow the links for Booking Guidelines and 2015 Information.

Nearly half of the total number of tee times on the Old Course each year are allocated to the Ballot to give people who have been unable to book a chance of playing. It is drawn 48 hours in advance and golfers should provide their names, home club and handicap details either by phone or at one of the clubhouses before 2pm, 48 hours before the day they wish to play.

Experience everything The Home of Golf has to offer with our fantastic Winter Package. Including one guaranteed tee time on the Old Course, the package also offers a round of golf on two other St Andrews Links courses and is available for customers who book accommodation in the area. Playing over three consecutive days, in addition to the Old Course golfers enjoy two rounds on the New or Jubilee Championship courses, the more forgiving Eden and Strathtyrum courses or the award winning Castle Course.

Through an exclusive contract with St Andrews Links, the Old Course Experience offers a range of programmes at the Home of Golf, all of which can be extended to take in Scotland's other famous courses and resorts. Visit their website by clicking on the link below for more information.

Single golfers with suitable handicaps can play the Old Course by entering the Old Pavilion early in the morning of the day they wish to play. The staff 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.