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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, 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 soak up the history of the centuries-old fairways.

After your tour you can claim your complimentary Callaway golf ball in the Old Course Shop. 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 17th - May 11th: One tour per day (11am)
May 12th - September 30th: Two tours per day (11am and 2pm)
October 9th - 28th: One tour per day (11am)
Tour duration 1hr 15mins (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.

Headsets: Being an outdoor tour, audibilty can sometimes be an issue particularly in windier conditions. Headsets are therefore issued to larger groups (6+) for the benefit of those participating.

For our wheelchair policy and conditional tour date information, please see the terms and conditions section of our legal page available here.

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. Tickets will therefore not be available for purchase on the day.

Tour Guide Vacancy

We are currently looking to expand our Guided Walks Tour Guide Team for the 2019 season.

The purpose of this role is to provide customers with a guided walk of the Old Course and a historical account of the 600 year history of the Home of Golf with the aim to deliver a memorable and unique experience. This is a self-employed position with flexible hours dependant on the time of season and demand for private tours which are out of the standard tour hours. You will work alongside a small team of self-employed guides, with hours being allocated on a rota basis each month depending on availability. 

the successful candidate should be able to work win a polite and engaging manner at all times, have a flexible approach to work and be able to demonstrate an interest in the history of St Andrews Links. Training for the role will be provided.

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to careers@standrews.com. Closing date for applications is 1st February, 2019.