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Booking the Old Course

The Old Course at St Andrews Links is where the game was first played 600 years ago, but it's easier to obtain a tee time than many might think. There are a number of ways to do so if you have a suitable handicap (maximum of 24 for men and 36 for women) and this page explains each of them in detail.

Private Advance Tee Times 2019

For advance applications to play the Old Course in 2019, applications can be made via an online form from 10:00 am BST on Wednesday 22 August until midnight on Wednesday 5 September 2018.

Details on how to apply, prices and FAQ’s are available here.
 

Private Advance Tee Times 2018

The Old Course is fully booked for advance reservations until December 2018. Please see below for a number of other ways to play at the Home of Golf in 2018.

For play on the Old Course in December, bookings can be made subject to availability direct with the Reservations Department by email or by phone: +44 (0)1334 466718.  

If you wish to book any of our other courses for 2018 please book online or use the contact details above.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 (from 09:30 on Thursdays).

Old Course Ballot

Nearly half of Old Course tee times each year are allocated to the Ballot to give people who have been unable to book a chance of playing. It is drawn 48 hours in advance of play and golfers should provide their names, home club and handicaps either online, by phone or at one of the clubhouses before 2pm, two days before the day they wish to play. To enter there must be a minimum of two and a maximum of four players.

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Single Golfers

Single golfers with suitable handicaps who wish to play the Old Course without an existing tee time should check in at the Old Pavilion on the day of play and the staff will do their best to join them with a two or three-ball group. There is no obligation on the existing golfers to make up a four-ball but common practice is that single golfers are warmly welcomed. With patience, this can be successful but there are no guarantees. Please check Busy Dates before travel.

Winter Package

Experience everything the Home of Golf has to offer with our fantastic Winter Package. Including one guaranteed tee time on the Old Course, the package also offers a round of golf on two other St Andrews Links courses and is available for customers who book accommodation in the area. Playing over three consecutive days, in addition to the Old Course golfers enjoy two rounds on the New or Jubilee Championship courses, the more forgiving Eden and Strathtyrum courses or the award winning Castle Course.

Authorised Providers of Old Course Tee Times

There are a number of Authorised Providers (Golf Tour Operators and Local Accommodation Providers) offering packages, including guaranteed Old Course tee times, throughout high season (April – October).
Authorised Providers can be recognised by the official 'Authorised Provider' logo displayed on their websites and social media platforms.

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