The iconic Home of Golf
A location which needs no introduction, St Andrews is the Home of Golf, with the Old Course at St Andrews Golf Links being on every golf fanatics' bucket list. While the Old Course takes a lot of the limelight for golf breaks in St Andrews, the area is rich in quality courses and luxury accommodation for your next trip to Scotland.
Although it was only built in 2000, Kingsbarns Golf Links has quickly earned its place as one of Scotland's most prestigious courses and is a must-play when in St Andrews, located just east of the town. The Castle Course at St Andrews Links is the newest addition to the portfolio, offering spectacular views into the town.
Why book a golf break to St Andrews?
- Experience the world’s most historic links courses
- Enjoy various accommodation options, from quaint hotels to luxury resorts
- Stay in the historic town centre, with various pubs & restaurants
- Plenty to explore, with St Andrews Castle, Cathedral & more
Experience the iconic ‘Home of Golf’ on your next break
Golf in St Andrews is where the game started and has become known rightly as the ‘Home of Golf’, where legends of the game have been forged and some of the most incredible moments in golf have happened.
Whilst it is true the area of St Andrews has a magical presence to it, with all golfers appreciating its significance to the sport, St Andrews golf courses more than live up to the reputation.
The area of St Andrews is so rich in great golf and historic courses that it is impossible to do them all credit, however, the most iconic course remains the Old Course at St Andrews Golf Links. Regarded by many as an absolute must-play and for good reason, the course exudes class and the history of the course is something of a marvel, a treat for all those who play.
However, the Old Course shouldn’t steal all the spotlight, and other notable courses in the St Andrews area include the New Course, Jubilee and Castle Course at St Andrew's Golf Links all of which are outstanding designs and should not be overlooked!
Nearby, Kingsbarns Golf Links is a European Tour favourite and one our customers absolutely love! Additionally, the courses at Fairmont St Andrews and Crail Golfing Society sit just outside of the town centre and are all excellent additions to a Scotland golf tour.
Popular golf destinations in St Andrews
Luxury, history & elegance
St Andrews is a town that encapsulates luxury, history, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the 'Home of Golf'. There are many reasons to visit, but the beautiful scenery, sandy beaches and first-class accommodation make this the perfect place to stay in Scotland.
What’s more, you don’t have to worry about travelling very far. Experience unmatched golf on your doorstep in the UK. We offer a wide range of affordable packages to suit all your needs. Speak to one of our experts if you’re looking for a bespoke package.
While on a golf holiday in St Andrews, you will most certainly want to find the best places to eat. St Andrews restaurants quell the hunger of even the most demanding of culinary tastes. For a small town in Fife, there’s a lot of eating and drinking to be had.
We recommend the characterful Jigger Inn with its traditional Scottish interior and fine food. The Swilcan, an immaculately presented and high-quality restaurant is worth checking out. It serves golfers who have played the Old, New and Jubilee Courses.
For the history buffs, you can discover the remains of St Andrews Castle, with its medieval bottle dungeon. Close to the Castle is the University of St Andrews, founded in 1413. The spectacular 12-century St Andrews Cathedral is also a must-visit. Or, if you’d like to learn more about the history of golf, then we recommend taking a trip to the British Golf Museum.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Where to stay & play in St Andrews
We recommend the Fairmont St Andrews which overlooks the Auld Grey Toon, the spiritual home of the game. This luxury hotel is the perfect location to make the most of St Andrews and the surrounding area, with the Old Course just a few miles away and two on-site courses. As you would expect from a five-star golf resort and spa, Fairmont St Andrews offers fantastic golf as well as excellent off-course facilities.
Another popular option is the Old Course Hotel which boasts 144 luxuriously designed bedrooms and offers a fantastic range of facilities for guests to enjoy. The hotel also has its own fantastic golf course in the Duke's Golf Course, a premium heathland course that has been voted a Top 100 golf course in the UK.
Bordering the renowned 17th 'Road Hole' of the St Andrews Old Course, The Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. It also offers one of the UK’s best spas.