Just about every golfer in the world knows that St. Andrews is the home of golf and playing the Old Course is on the bucket list of all golfers. However, St. Andrews offers a lot more than just the Old Course. St. Andrews is actually home to seven golf courses and many more are within a short drive of this wonderful golfing town.
All of the Golf Courses in St. Andrews provide a great test of Links Golf and all are worthy of their relative green fee, however there are some courses in and around St. Andrews that are special and should always be on your ‘must play’ list.
There are a wide range of hotel options in St. Andrews which range from University Dorms to the 5* Old Course Hotel. As you would expect the varying style and quality of the accommodation has a direct impact on the price of golf packages and the old adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ certainly holds true.
Getting a tee time on the Old Course in the Spring to Autumn is difficult and expensive. Advanced planning is essential if you want a guaranteed reserved Old Course Tee time however places are always available in the Ballot which is open throughout the year (more details below). However, playing the Old Course in the Winter provides a very cost effective way of experiencing the Old Course at first hand.
Winter Old Course Packages – 16th October to 16th April
Prices per person from £295 per person
Only half of the available Old Course Tee Times can be booked in advance with the other tee times are allocated to ‘The Ballot’ system. The Ballot is essentially a raffle… Golfers must enter the ballot by 2pm, (minimum of 2 & maximum of 4 players) 48 hours before they would like to play. However, the Ballot is closed on a Friday. Entering the Ballot can be done over the telephone at one of the relevant club houses or online by clicking here.
The Ballot Results are published at 4.30pm on the same day.
The very nature of the Old Course Ballot means that the result is random, however there are certain things that you can do to enhance your chance of winning.
At Tailormade Luxury Golf Holidays we take care of all aspects of your St. Andrews Golf Break. From airport transfers, Ballot Entry Management and even Restaurant Reservations we will manage your entire itinerary in order to ensure that your St. Andrews Golf Experience lives up to all of your expectations.
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