What happens if I’m part of a group with more than 8 golfers?

Each application can only include a maximum of 8 golfers. Should you have more than 8 golfers in your group, you will need to submit multiple applications (but not duplicates). We will advise on the best strategy for this prior to the application.

Which dates should I put for my application?

Once the application has opened, we will send our recommended dates to the Lead Golfer. These recommendations will be based on your intended travel plans, as well as include advice on the additional two windows of dates that you will be able to apply for. The dates that we will provide you are merely our recommendation. If you have to…

What are the responsibilities of the Lead Golfer?

St. Andrews requires that one member of the group be designated as the “Lead Golfer”. The Lead Golfer is responsible for submitting the application. In addition, these following should be kept in mind: The Lead Golfer must be physically present at the time of play. Other members of the group may be replaced leading up to the date of play,…

What information is required for the application?

Each application will contain the following information: Lead Golfer Information (the person submitting the application): Name Home address Phone number Email address Participant Information (all others in the group other than the Lead Golfer): Name Email address Handicap (or estimation) Home Club (or course played most often) Application Dates: These are the dates in which you are able to play…

What happens if I’m UNsuccessful?

If unsuccessful, you’re not alone! As we highlight in the material we provide all clients, the odds of success have historically been 25-34%. The majority of applicants are not successful. Please refer to www.pioneergolf.com/old for more information on the odds of getting an Old Course tee time via all methods. If you have purchased/reserved one of our “guaranteed” tee times…

What happens if I’m successful?

You will receive an email directly from St. Andrews that will announce your Old Course tee time. You will then need to pay St. Andrews directly for the entire group’s green fees by October 31st. If you do not pay by the deadline, your tee times will be canceled and allocated to someone else. As soon as you have received…

Can I submit more than one application?

No, you may only submit one application for high season (mid-April through mid-October). St. Andrews checks for names submitted on more than one application and will disqualify those applications. You can, however, submit an application for both the high and shoulder seasons if you wish.  

Does it matter when I submit my application?

The application must be submitted any time during the day the process opens and the day it closes. There is no advantage to submitting your the application on the first day versus the final day since it’s not based on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you do not wait until the last day in case you have technical issues.

How do I submit my application?

Once the application window has opened, we will provide you detailed instructions by email on how to submit your application. The application is submitted online directly through St. Andrews’ website by you (St Andrews prohibits us from doing it for you). You will need to create an account, and then fill out the application. Once you hit submit on the…

When is the Annual Lottery?

St Andrews will announce exact dates soon, and we’ll update the below. The application will open on August 23, 2023 and will close on September 6, 2023 at 6 p.m. CST.