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2020 Guidelines

August 01 2020

Even though our daily operations may look a little different, our commitment to delivering memorable experiences at the Home of Golf remains the same.

Our courses are open for play offering the challenge of Links golf for all ages and abilities, whilst our friendly team are ready to welcome you with delicious food, official St Andrews Links merchandise and top class instruction.

During this time we have undertaken a number of measures to ensure the safety of our colleagues and golfers. Please help us ensuring our courses and facilities can provide a safe environment at this time.

Ticketholders should continue to book golf through the normal methods. For visiting golfers please note the latest information below, which will be updated whenever there is any change in our procedures.

Booking Golf

  • Golfers must have an advance booking – no one should turn up at any Starter’s Box expecting to secure a tee time.

  • Bookings can be made by calling 01334 466666 from 9am the day before play (opening hours 9am – 5pm). A limited number of tee times may be available online.

  • The singles list is not currently in operation on the Old Course.

Playing Golf

  • Please don’t arrive at the Starter’s Box more than 15 minutes before play.

  • Please follow all instructions for golf that are displayed on the 1st tee and do not touch the flagstick and smooth over any bunkers with your golf club or foot.

  • There are currently no restrictions on the use of trolleys on any course. 


  • Currently no locker room or changing facilities are available in any clubhouse and there is access for toilets only. The current opening times are:

  • Links Clubhouse 07:00 – 19:00

  • Eden Clubhouse 07:00 – 19:00

  • ​Castle Course Clubhouse: Currently closed with access to toilets only. Halfway Hut is open from 09:00 - 16:00

  • ​Old Pavilion 07:00 – 21:00​


  • The Old Course Shop 09:00 - 17:00

  • Links Clubhouse Shop 09:00 - 17:00

Food and Beverage 

  • We are currently providing a limited Food & Beverage service in the following outlets:

  • Swilcan Lounge, Links Clubhouse 09:00 - 17:00

  • The Castle Course Halfway Hut 09:00 - 16:00 

Golf Academy 

  • The Golf Academy is open daily from 07:00 - 19:00. This includes instruction, Callaway custom fittings and restricted access to the Short Game Area. 

Club Hire 

  • Club hire is available, click here to request clubs. Restrictions may apply due to the opening hours of Clubhouses.​

Golf Buggies 

  • Limited availability and please note that only one person is allowed in a buggy unless sharing with someone from the same household. No visitor buggies are available on the Old Course due to a Caddie Driver being unable to share a buggy with the golfer at present.


  • Limited caddies may be available, click here to request a caddie.

  • NO trainee caddies will be available this year.
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