Who we are
For more than 600 years St Andrews Links, much like the game of golf itself, has evolved. Today more than 230,000 rounds are played over the seven public courses. St Andrews Links Trust also manages a number of additional facilities including a golf academy, three clubhouses and five shops including the Tom Morris Shop, the oldest golf shop in the world. Throughout its unique history, the focus of the Links has remained on nurturing the game here in St Andrews, ensuring our golf courses are open to all, managing the courses in a sustainable way and providing free golf to the children of the town, through our Junior Golf programme, SALJGA.
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 and together with the USGA, governs the game worldwide. The R&A is a separate organisation from St Andrews Links.
In addition to our Global Partner Allianz, St Andrews Links works alongside a number of Partners, Official Suppliers and Licencees in order to protect the famous Links for generations to come. Find out more about our Official Partners here.