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Guided Walks of the Old Course

Join an expert guide on a tour of the world's most famous golf course. Your tour will take place around the 1st, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course where you will be able to walk in the footsteps of icons of the game and experience a player's eye view of the fabled links.

Historic records show that golf has been played in St Andrews for more than 600 years although many believe the game's origins here date back to the 12th Century. As well as being the birthplace of the game of golf, our tour of the world's most famous Links will give you an insight into the iconic landmarks and a history that is both unique and unparalleled.

With the Old Course busy for play six days a week throughout the summer months, this tour is a great way to see the historic Links from the centuries-old fairways, just as Old Tom Morris would have done.

After your tour you will be able to go into our Old Course Shop and claim your complimentary Callaway golf ball. You will also receive an Old Course scorecard as a souvenir.

Read a New York Times feature on our Guided Walks here.

Tour information

Dates & times March 25th - May 31st - one tour per day (11am)
June 1st - October 1st - two tours per day (11am and 2pm)
Tour duration 1 hour (approx.)
Price £10 per person - children (under 12) go free of charge
Meeting point St Andrews Links Clubhouse (parking available)


To reserve a lunch table at the Swilcan Lounge in the Links Clubhouse email us or phone +44 (0)1334 466666.

Private tours can also be arranged for a minimum of six persons (or the cost equivalent) subject to availability. Please follow the 'More information' link above to enquire. These are not available during the period Wednesday 4-9 (incl.) October due to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Optional Missed Event Insurance is available from our ticket supplier, Ticketweb during the booking process.
A small number of tickets are available for purchase on the day of the Guided Walk, however, are on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment please follow above link to book online.
If there are no tickets sold for a scheduled Guided Walk this will be subject to cancellation 24 hours in advance between Mon - Sat or 48 hours in advance for Sundays. Tickets will therefore not be available for purchase on the day.

Links Family Trail

Join crazy billionaire golfer ‘Sir Lou De’Cruss’ and his caddie ‘Carrie Allsorts’ as they try to find his golden golf ball. Sir Lou lost his ball somewhere on the Links and the 12 clues in our puzzle lead to his precious gold. A map will guide you on the trail which lasts around 1-1½ hours and starts at the St Andrews Links Clubhouse. This fun, family trail is designed for children over 5 years old although it’s just as popular with adults as it is with children.

Once you’ve completed the trail simply hand it in to any of the St Andrews Links Golf Shops to find out if you are correct. All correct entries will be placed in a prize draw to win a limited edition Callaway Golf Ball!

To take part in the trail visit the St Andrews Links Clubhouse and pick up a copy. Good luck!