Destination Guide

Out & about: St Andrews

Home to some fantastic quality links golf courses, St Andrews is a beautiful town with a rich history, a great atmosphere and plenty to explore...

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Where to stay

Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

Where to play

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Club

Crail Golfing Society

Things to see & do away from the course

St Andrew's Castle, Fife


St Andrews is busy year-round whether that be because of visiting golfers or university students so whenever you go you are bound to experience a place with a great atmosphere. The best spots include The Dunvegan Hotel – a favorite of St Andrews caddies and a place to go for a good story! The Keys Pub if you want to meet some local characters or the Rule Pub Diner if you want a younger crowd and a good beer garden.

If it is good food you are looking for then the Playfair’s at the Ardgowan Hotel and Forgan’s should be considered. A special mention must also go to the Jigger Inn, which whilst not in the town center, sits adjacent to the 17th ‘Road Hole’ on the Old Course and is a great place to go for a pint and to witness the highs and lows of fellow golfers experiencing one of the world’s toughest par 4’s.

Jigger Inn

Local Tips

The Old Course can still be played without having a tee time booked in advance. The Old Course ballot can be entered 48-hours before the chosen date of play (except Fridays as the course is closed on Sundays) either online or in-person at the Old Course Pavilion.

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A stunning old seaside town, St Andrews is rich in history and boasts a friendly atmosphere as well as world-class golf courses and plenty to explore...


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