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 our 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.
St Andrews Links is a very diverse business and the team work hard to deliver an exceptional experience for everyone. We employ around 300 people in the peak season, making us one of the largest employers in St Andrews.
We are a charitable trust and throughout our 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.
What's in a name? The St Andrews Links brand
We proudly represent this place every day, helping to share our values both at home and abroad through the St Andrews Links brand. Over time, like the living landscape on which the Links stands, St Andrews Links has evolved into a brand which is recognised around the world, transcending language and culture, generating passion and admiration across generations young and old alike. Today the St Andrews Links brand mirrors the unique place and status it holds in the game if golf, synonymous with a cherished set of values steeped in history, which remain as prevalent today as they were 600 years ago.