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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. 

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

After your tour you can claim your complimentary Old Course scorecard from the Old Course Shop. Your ticket also entitles you to a 50% discount on entry into the British Golf Museum.

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

Tour information

Dates & times March 10th - April 12th: One tour per day (11am)
April 13th - September 30th: Two tours per day (11am and 2pm)
October 1st - 27th: One tour per day (11am)
Sunday tours 16th June - 1st September (3:30pm)
Tour duration 1hr 15mins (approx.)
Price £12.50 per person - children (under 12) go free of charge
Meeting point St Andrews Links Clubhouse (parking available)

Private tours

These can be arranged for a minimum of six persons (or the cost equivalent) subject to availability. Please follow the 'More information' link above to enquire. ​


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.

Additional Information

  • 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. Any tickets not sold online up to an hour before the Guided Walk will be available for purchase 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.