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96 hours in St Andrews (Home of Golf)

How to maximize your time in Golf’s Mecca... "I could take out of my life everything except my experiences at St. Andrews, and I would still have a rich full life." - Bobby Jones.

Chris Bowles
Chris Bowles 5 mins read

St Andrew's Castle ruins

New Course, St Andrews

New Course, 11th


Kingsbarns Golf Links

When you get back into the town you might consider tasting that most British of culinary dishes; fish and chips. Cromars on Union Street arguably offers the best in the area, and you may wish to wash it all down at the iconic Dunvegan Hotel. It has become a favourite watering hole for golfers over a period of decades and a place where you’ll find a healthy dose of engaging banter.

48 to 72 Hours….. The Jubilee and Eden Courses

Jubilee Course

Eden Course

Old Course

Standing on that first tee before the widely-photographed R&A Clubhouse, with the widest fairway in golf facing you, is both surreal and thrilling. After navigating that anxiety, you will play a course that is both intriguingly strategic and highly natural, and possesses an array of iconic landmarks (Strath and Hell Bunker for a start) and brilliantly influential holes. It is a work of art.

Playing the legendary Road Hole is an exhilarating event, and anyone who manages to overcome its unique obstacles should have all their evening drinks bought for them. The round is then capped off by crossing the Swilcan Bridge (with the obligatory photographs) and experiencing the greatest of walks up to the 18th green.

Swilcan Bridge

Considering a golf vacation to St Andrews?
Inquire now with Golfbreaks to experience St Andrews, or discover more about the home of golf on our St Andrews page.


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Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist - UK & Ireland

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist, I help golfers find their ideal golfing getaway

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