Who we are

More than 230,000 rounds are played over the seven public courses. The Trust manages a number of additional facilities including three clubhouses, a golf academy and five shops. It recently reopened The Tom Morris Shop, the oldest golf shop in the world.

The operations of the Trust are overseen by two committees. The Trustees ensure the Trust is run in accordance with the aims and purposes of the Act and assist with developing policies, future planning, major investments, commercial activities and pricing.


The Links Management Committee oversees the maintenance and management of the courses on the Links. The nominating bodies for the committees are the Scottish Government, Fife Council, and the R&A. Devolved from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the R&A organises The Open Championship, major amateur events and international matches. Together with the United States Golf Association, The R&A governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment. The R&A is a seperate organisation from St Andrews Links.