Guaranteed St Andrews Old Course

Guaranteed tee times at the world famous course...

  • Our 6 night Special Offer vacation package includes:

    • 6 Nights B&B at The Ardgowan 3*
    • 5 rounds of golf at St Andrews Old, Carnoustie Championship Course, Leven Links, St Andrews New, Crail Balcomie
    • GUARANTEED St Andrews Old Course tee time
    • Kingsbarns Whiskey Distillery Tour
    • Car rental (self drive)
    • All local taxes
    • Only available the week commencing 24th October 2016

    from $1840pp

  • Playing The Old Course at St Andrews is on every golfer’s bucket list. The challenge is getting a guaranteed tee time AND without it breaking the bank! This ‘shoulder season’ package in the Fall is an absolute steal, and there is every chance you could still be playing in glorious sunshine!

    The other 4 rounds are pretty special too, with both Crail and Leven Links providing you with an historic treat, the New Course at St Andrews often preferred over The Old by locals, and The Championship Course at Carnoustie with arguably the toughest home stretch in links golf. We’ve even thrown in a Kingsbarns Whiskey Distillery Tour to complete your truly Scottish experience.

    If you dream about playing at The Home of Golf, but just never thought it possible or in the budget, then this package could make all your dreams come true! 


    Average weather graph for St Andrews, Gleneagles & Carnoustie

  • A 6 night suggested itinerary from $1840pp   

    • Day 1 -  Arrive Edinburgh or Glasgow and travel straight to The Ardgowan 3* Hotel in St Andrews (Edinburgh Airport to The Ardgowan hotel = 1hr 50 mins drive)
    • Day 2 - Play golf at the Old Course St Andrews (2 mins drive from The Ardgowan Hotel)
    • Day 3 - Play golf at Leven links (25 mins drive from The Ardgowan Hotel) followed by Kingsbarns Distillery (30 mins drive from Leven Links)
    • Day 4 - Play golf at Championship Course, Carnoustie (45 mins drive from The Adrgowan Hotel)
    • Day 5 - Play golf at New Course at New Course St Andrews (2 mins drive from The Adrgowan Hotel)
    • Day 6 - Play golf at Crail Balcomie (25 mins from The Adrgowan Hotel)
    • Day 7 - Return to USA

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

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      Newark Liberty International

      Airlines: United

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      New York John F Kennedy

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

  • Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues. 

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis. 

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    The Weather
    The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, and you do need to be prepared for all kinds at any time of year. Having said that, in order to get the full UK and Ireland golf experience, every golfer should relish a dose of challenging weather at least once during their stay!

    Although it is possible to play golf year-round, we view April as the start of the season. For the avid golfer who is looking to play 36 holes (or more) in one day, June and July have the longest daylight hours with play possible until 10pm!

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Matt Shaw

Product Manager - Scotland & Ireland

“It doesn’t get much better than playing golf at The Home of Golf… following in the footsteps of golfing greats. Just make sure you don’t do a Jean Van de Velde on the 18th at Carnoustie!”

Matt Shaw

Product Manager - Scotland & Ireland