Playing the Old Course

Join our Director of Instruction, Steve North as he tackles the unique challenges awaiting you on the famous Old Course. 




Customs and Traditions

Ten things you need to know if you are playing the Old Course


Picture the moment. Standing on the first tee of the Old Course, 600 years of history and innovation plays out in front of you. Old Tom Morris inspects the double greens, Seve Ballesteros punches the air, Jack Nicklaus waves goodbye. You feel excited, tense and sentimental all at once and now, it’s your turn. Make sure your experience is as good as it can be with these easy tips, leaving you to savour every moment.


Request a caddie in advance. Their advice can prove invaluable and will give you the insight and experience only a St Andrews caddies can.

Time Check
Fairway Mats
New to Links Golf?
Course Rangers
Links Clubhouse
Write Your Own History