Old Course Hotel & Guaranteed Old Course Times

Three Night Package Including Guaranteed Old Course Time

  • Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh, Travel to St Andrews
  • Day 2 - Play the New Course
  • Day 3 - Play the Old Course (guaranteed)
  • Day 4 - Depart

What's included

  • 3 nights at The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa - based on 2 sharing

  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning

  • 2 Green Fees for rounds of golf as above, including guaranteed Old Course

  • Return airport transfers

  • All local taxes


Chauffeur driven luxury coach with guide $ on request


Dates available in 2015 & 2016

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St Andrews With Guaranteed Old Course

Enquire now for guaranteed Old Course tee times in 2015 and 2016!

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It is the ultimate in golf, a feeling like no other. Teeing off in front of the imposing Royal & Ancient clubhouse, across Granny Clark's Wynd, with centuries of golfing history surrounding you, is a special moment, rightly cherished.

It is little surprise then, that demand for tee times on the Old Course is extremely high. There are four options for golfers hoping to secure one of these coveted slots:

  1. Advanced Direct Booking The first Wednesday in September each year, St Andrews Links Trust begins the application process for guaranteed tee times for the following year. At this point, private groups of between 2 and 8 golfers can submit a request for the two course package, which includes one round on the Old Course and one on the New, Jubilee or Castle Course. We will be more than happy to complete and submit an application on your behalf. You should receive notification within two weeks. Should you be successful, we will build the remaining components of your package around the guaranteed Old Course times. There is a separate form available to Single Golfers applying for times between April and July.

  2. Your Golf Tours Exclusive Packages Each year, we receive a small consignment of guaranteed tee times, which we package with golf in and around St Andrews, or with some of Scotland's other golfing highlights like Turnberry, Carnoustie or Gleneagles. These represent fantastic value for money and are our most sought after packages.

  3. The Daily Old Course Ballot Should you not be successful in obtaining an advanced guaranteed time, another option is the daily ballot. Applications must be received by 14.00, with results released at 16.00 for play the following 48 hours. As its name suggest, there is no guarantee of success in the ballot, but chances are highest for pairs and smaller groups. You can also help your chances by avoiding peak months (August and September), when supply of ballot times is at its leanest. We will be happy to submit ballot applications on your behalf, and will book the other rounds of your trip on courses that are flexible with alterations in the event of a successful ballot application. These include Kingsbarns, the Duke's Course and those at Fairmont St Andrews Resort.

  4. Guaranteed Old Course Packages The final option is to buy a golf and accommodation package that includes a guaranteed Old Course time. These are readily available, given a substantial enough lead time, but carry a cost premium that makes this the most expensive way to play the Old Course.

Handicap restrictions for playing the Old Course are 24 for men and 36 for ladies; you should travel with an up-to-date proof of handicap to present to the starter.