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2021 Guidelines

March 15 2021

Our courses remain open for play offering the challenge of links golf in a safe environment for all ages and abilities.
We would ask all Ticketholders to acknowledge these guidelines until further notice:

Group Numbers

Ticketholders who permanently reside in Fife may play in three or four-balls with no restrictions on the number of households from Friday 12th March. Please note, the Scottish Golf guidance that allows golfers to travel up to 5 miles across a local authority boundary does not apply to St Andrews Links as we are situated more than this maximum distance from the boundary.

Single Golfers

Single golfers will continue to be able to book tee times on all courses with the exception of the Old Course where a minimum of 2 golfers per ballot entry is still required.

Travel and Covid Guidelines

We recognise that many Ticketholders cannot travel to St Andrews at present as a result of Covid guidelines. We would like to thank you for your patience and continued support throughout this unprecedented period.

The health and wellbeing of colleagues, customers and golfers remains our priority and we continue to ensure we provide a safe environment for everyone, promoting social distancing and responsible behaviour at all times.

If you do have or make a booking in the days and weeks ahead please do not come to any of the courses if you are showing Covid-19 symptoms. If you have visited the Links and start to feel unwell or experience symptoms of Covid-19, please follow NHS guidelines. If you test positive for Covid-19, follow Government guidelines. If you test positive within 7 days of your visit to the Links, please also let us know at the earliest opportunity by contacting the Covid Officer via our Links Clubhouse Reception (01334 466666) or via email.

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 09:00 the day before play (opening hours 09:00 – 16:00). A limited number of tee times may be available online.

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

  • ​The Castle Course: Bookings can be made seven days in advance online from 7pm on Sunday 7th March or on the phone via the Links Clubhouse Reception on 01334 466666 from 9am on Monday 8th March.

    We would like to advise all Ticketholders that due to a burst Scottish Water main, which affected areas of the 2nd fairway and approach to the 8th hole earlier this month, contractors are currently onsite carrying out repair and replacement works. These works are expected to continue until at least the end of March. In order to minimise disruption and ensure the work is completed as quickly as possible, the 2nd hole will be reduced in length and become a par 3 until works are completed and it is safe to return play to a par 4. Signage and walkways will be clear for golfers to follow, but please be aware of Scottish Water contractors working onsite when visiting The Castle.

Playing Golf

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. Please do not come to any of the courses if you are showing Covid-19 symptoms.

  • 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. 

  • Important information for after your visit

    - If you start to feel unwell or experience symptoms of COVID-19, please follow NHS guidelines.

    - If you test positive for COVID-19, follow Government guidelines. If you’ve tested positive within 7 days of your visit to any of our facilities, please also let us know at the earliest opportunity by contacting the Covid Officer via 01334 466666 or emailing


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


Closed from close of business on Friday 20th November until further notice. Online purchases can still be made via

Food and Beverage 

From Saturday 21st November the Old Pavilion will offer a takeaway service. All other food and beverage outlets will remain closed until further notice.

Golf Academy 

Opening Hours  
Mon-Fri 10am to 7pm (last balls 6:30pm)
Sat - Sun: 8am to 5pm (last balls 4:30pm)

The short-game area will be open for use and limited lessons with the team of PGA Qualified Professionals will be available to book. Please contact the Golf Academy via email or by phone 01334 466606.

Please note, due to restrictions surrounding Covid-19, Callaway custom fit sessions will not be available to book at this time. We hope that the return of these facilities will help provide more opportunities for golfers to get out and play or practice their golf.  

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. 


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

  • NO trainee caddies will be available this year.
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