Old Course Ballot Package

Follow in the footsteps of legends and experience the world's most famous golf course

  • St Andrews Old Course Ballot Package

    What's Included:

    • 4 nights B&B at Six Murray Park Guest House
    • 3 rounds of golf at St Andrews New Course, Carnoustie (Championship Course) and Kingsbarns
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges
    • You can enter the Old Course 'ballot' online 48 hours prior to day of play. You can enter on consecutive days throughout your stay. If successful you pay green fees directly. Our price does NOT include the Old Course green fee.

    from $1445 USD pp

  • St Andrews Old Course Ballot Package

    What's Included:

    • 7 nights B&B at Six Murray Park Guest House
    • 4 rounds of golf at St Andrews New Course, Carnoustie (Championship Course), Kingsbarns and St Andrews Castle Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges
    • You can enter the Old Course 'ballot' online 48 hours prior to day of play. You can enter on consecutive days throughout your stay. If successful you pay green fees directly. Our price does NOT include the Old Course green fee.

    from $2095 USD pp

  • Right in the heart of St Andrews, Six Murray Park perfectly manages to respect the history and tradition of this world famous town, while simultaneously achieving luxurious accommodation with a modern feel. Rated as one of the top bed & breakfast guesthouses in St Andrews, this modernized elegant Victorian townhouse is just a short walk away from restaurants, bars and cafes as well as the stunning West Sands Beach and other St Andrews attractions.

    A full Scottish breakfast is included with your stay each morning, which provides the perfect fuel to attack the abundance of world famous championship courses in and around the ‘home of golf’. For this suggested vacation package we have included Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, St. Andrews New Course and St. Andrews Castle Course, and recommend entering the daily ballot for the St. Andrews Old Course. This is quite possibly the best golf vacation that you could experience anywhere in the world!

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  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $1445pp

    • Day 1 - Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and drive to Six Murray Park Guest House in St Andrews (70 minutes drive)
    • Day 2 - Play golf at St Andrews New Course (4 minutes drive from the guest house)
    • Day 3 - Play golf at Carnoustie (Championship Course) (40 minutes drive from the guest house)
    • Day 4 - Play golf at Kingsbarns Golf Links (20 minutes drive from the guest house)
    • Day 5 - 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

  • 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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Jim Murphy

New York

“"What a marvelous golf trip we had to Scotland. The whole key to our trip was you guys securing us a guaranteed tee time on St Andrews Old Course. With the help of Chris, we built a truly memorable golf holiday in Scotland, around St Andrews. We each arranged our own flights and all arrived within thirty minutes of each other. We stayed at the Lorimer House, which was very convenient to the Old Course about 2 blocks away as well as Centrally located within St Andrews. The Lorimer was very clean, and up to date. Kingsbarn was in great shape and the caddies were excellent. Next morning a good Scottish breakfast and on to the Jubilee course. A great test of golf and a real introduction to the St Andrews family of courses. Again two friendly knowledge caddies and a great day. Playing the courses in this order was perfect as tomorrow we were on the OLD COURSE. Today is the day we had been waiting for, a tee time on the Old Course. We have two new caddies who were very friendly and very confident fo r our day ahead. Pictures on the first tee in front of the R&A. And off we go into a 22 MPH wind. The Old Course was every bit as great as we had hoped and for me personally a great day as I shot well and birdied the 17th or Road Hole. The Last night we stayed in Edinburgh to be close to the airport for our flights. Chris and the team at GolfBreaks did a great job getting all the details sorted out for us. When we plan our next golf adventure we will surely call you guys again. Thanks. Jim Murphy."”

Jim Murphy

New York