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St Andrews Old Course

The Home of Golf and host of the 2021 Open Championship
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Founded: 1764 (18 holes)
Designer: Mother Nature, Old Tom Morris
Championship Length: 6,933 yards
PAR: 72
SSS (Course Rating): 72
Type: Links
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Who this course is best for:

History minded core golfers (max verifiable handicap of 24 Gents and 36 Ladies). GOLF Magazine World #3 in 2020/21.

St Andrews Old Course Package Tour:

The Home of Golf

The St Andrews Old Course (GOLF Magazine’s #3 ranked course in the world) is the oldest golf course in the world. Golf can be traced there as early as the 15th century, which has established St Andrews as the “Home of Golf”. In 1457, James II of Scotland banned golf because of its growing popularity and time taken away from archery practice.  Then in 1502, King James IV lifted the ban on golf and historians suspect he played golf there in 1504.

The St. Andrews Influence on Modern Golf

Early on the course was comprised of 12 holes, and a round consisted of 22. The holes were played twice in both direction while players skipped two holes. Then in 1764 the course was reduced to 18 holes. In 1832 the greens were enlarged and it created an economical way of maintaining and playing 18 separate holes and fairways.

How to Play the St. Andrews Course With Pioneer Golf

Start planning early! Demand to play The Old Course far exceeds the number of tee times available. Most travelers with St Andrews guaranteed tee times book over twelve months in advance.

Since in 2022 St Andrews will host The Open Championship, then you should book now. Since Pioneer Golf is of the three largest Scotland golf tour operators, we can offer:

  • Guaranteed Tee Times on the St Andrews Old Course.
  • 48 years experience bringing golfers to The Old Course.
  • A competitive price with unrivaled customer service.
  • Happy clients as evidenced by customer testimonials you can read here.

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Tours that include this Course

St. Andrews-Old Course

In and Around the Home of Golf

Play some Ryder Cup courses and Open Championship venues in these five rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Gleneagles-PGA Centenary Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns
Turnberry Ailsa

Turnberry-Ailsa Course

St Andrews Golf & The West Coast

Fantastic combination of legendary Scotland links and six rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns – GOLF Magazine World #71 in 2020/21
  • Royal Troon-Old Course
  • Turnberry-Ailsa Course
Prestwick Golf

Prestwick

Classic Scotland

The best Ayrshire and Fife area courses all in one package with a total of six rounds of golf: 

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Royal Troon-Old Course
  • Turnberry-Ailsa Course
  • Prestwick

Castle Stuart

Highest Ranked Top 100 – Scotland

Seven rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns
  • Royal Troon-Old Course
  • Turnberry-Ailsa Course
  • Royal Dornoch-Championship Course
  • Castle Stuart
Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch

St Andrews Area & The Highlands

The best combination of new and old links golf in Scotland combining The Highlands with St Andrews and six rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns
  • Castle Stuart – GOLF Magazine World #66 in 2020/21
  • Royal Dornoch Championship Course – GOLF Magazine World #10 in 2020/21
St Andrews Jubilee Course

St Andrews-Jubilee Course

Old Tom Morris Trail

Five rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • St Andrews-Jubilee Course
  • Prestwick
  • Crail-Balcomie Course
Cruden Bay Golf Club

Cruden Bay-Main Course

St Andrews Area & Hidden Gems

Six rounds of golf: 

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Gullane-No. 1 Course
  • North Berwick
  • Cruden Bay
  • Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie Course
Prestwick Golf

Prestwick

Historian’s Trek

We’ve hand-picked some of the most historic links courses in Scotland into a package including five rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Prestwick
  • Musselburgh Links
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
Royal Aberdeen 8th

Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie Course

Ultimate Mixed Bag

Five rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Royal Aberdeen-Balgownie Course
  • Trump International Golf Links
  • Cruden Bay
Trump International Golf Links

Trump International Golf Links

Hottest Trending Courses

Combine the charm of the Highlands with the rich history of Fife and these six rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-Castle Course
  • Kingsbarns
  • Castle Stuart
  • Royal Dornoch-Championship Course
  • Trump International Golf Links – GOLF Magazine World #100 in 2020/21
Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock

Scotland + Dublin Area

Six rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns
  • Portmarnock-Championship Course
  • The European Club
Waterville Golf

Waterville

Scotland + Southwest Ireland

Seven rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns
  • Waterville
  • Ballybunion-Old Course
  • Tralee
Royal County Down Golf

Royal County Down-Championship Links

Scotland + Northern Ireland

Six rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns
  • Royal County Down-Championship Course
  • Royal Portrush-Dunluce Course
Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale

Open Championship Venues in Scotland and England

Six rounds of golf:

  • St Andrews-Old Course
  • St Andrews-New Course
  • Carnoustie-Championship Course
  • Kingsbarns
  • Royal Birkdale
  • Royal Lytham & St Annes