Play at the iconic Home of Golf

A location that needs no introduction, St Andrews is the Home of Golf, with the Old Course at St Andrews Golf Links being on every golfer's bucket list. While the Old Course takes a lot of the limelight for golf packages in St Andrews, the area is rich in quality courses.

Kingsbarns Golf Links has quickly earned its place as one of Scotland's most prestigious courses and is a must-play during your stay. The Castle Course at St Andrews Links is the newest addition to the portfolio, offering spectacular views of the town.

With luxury accommodation and extraordinary history around every corner, a St Andrews golf package is unlike any other.

Why book a golf package to St Andrews?

  • Experience the world’s most historic links courses
  • Enjoy various accommodation options, from quaint hotels to luxury resorts
  • Stay in the town center nearby various pubs & restaurants
  • Explore historic sites, including St Andrews Castle
  • Visit the wider region of Fife for more historic layouts
  • Tick off a bucket list golf package to the ‘Home of Golf’

What are the best golf courses in St Andrews?

St Andrews is where the game started and has become known rightly as the ‘Home of Golf’, where golfing legends were forged and some of the most incredible moments in golf have happened. It is the ultimate golf vacation destination!

While it is true the area of St Andrews has a magical presence to it, with all golfers appreciating its significance to the sport, a St Andrews golf package more than lives up to the reputation.

Some of the best golf courses in St Andrews include:

  • Old Course, 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. No trip to St Andrews is complete without a picture on the famous Swilcan Bridge!
  • New Course, St Andrews Links – Designed in 1895 by Old Tom Morris, this classic links course presents undulating terrain and challenging greens. It’s considered a firm favorite by locals.
  • Castle Course, St Andrews Links – A modern track that demands accurate tee shots and exemplary putting skills on the fast undulating greens. It’s as rewarding as it is challenging!
  • Kingsbarns Golf Links – A European Tour favorite and one our customers absolutely love. Kingsbarns is consistently listed in the Top 100 Courses in the World and is an outstanding example of links golf.
  • Torrance Course, Fairmont St Andrews – A stunning clifftop course that is used for Open Championship Qualifying. Enjoy the coastal views as you navigate through elevation changes and strategically placed bunkers.
  • Kittocks Course, Fairmont St Andrews – Taking its name from a ravine that runs through the course, this track is a blend of American style with traditional links. Watch out for the signature 15th hole, a dogleg towards the hanging cliff-edge green.

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Where to stay & play in St Andrews

Visitors to this charming town can expect a variety of accommodation options that reflect the area's unique blend of traditional Scottish charm and modern luxury. From grand, centuries-old establishments to contemporary boutique hotels, St. Andrews offers something to suit every taste and budget.

Some of the best hotels & resorts in St Andrews include:

  • Old Course Hotel – Overlooking the iconic Old Course, this five-star hotel is the epitome of luxury. With opulent bedrooms and suites, fantastic facilities, and an unbeatable location, this hotel is hard to beat.
  • Fairmont St Andrews – Set on a 520-acre estate, this resort offers stunning views of the Scottish coastline. With two on-site championship golf courses, a lavish spa, fine dining restaurants, and elegant rooms, you’re guaranteed a tranquil and luxurious getaway.
  • Rusacks St Andrews – Known for its grand décor and rich history, this hotel is a Golfbreaks customer favorite. The beautifully appointed rooms with views of the Old Course offer the perfect place to relax and recharge.
  • Kinnettles Hotel – Located in the heart of St Andrews, Kinnettles is a small traditional boutique hotel. The renovated Victorian building is just 200 yards from the Old Course.
  • Ardgowan Hotel – A charming family-run venue with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It features modern amenities, a popular bar and restaurant, and a central location perfect for exploring on your St Andrews golf package.
  • Hotel du vin St Andrews – Overlooking West Sands Beach, this hotel combines traditional Scottish charm with contemporary comfort.
  • The Albany Hotel – This unique hotel is housed in a series of converted Georgian townhouses. For a cozy, intimate hotel with individually decorated rooms and a great location, this is the perfect choice.
Our experts say...

Whether it's your first or tenth time to the Home of Golf, it never disappoints. It is where golf and history meet, making it the perfect playground for golf enthusiasts across the globe.

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Chris Bowles

Senior Golf Vacation Specialist - UK & Ireland

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Top attractions & activities in St Andrews

St Andrews is a town that encapsulates luxury, history, elegance, and truly breathtaking surroundings. There are many reasons to visit St Andrews, but the beautiful scenery, sandy beaches, and first-class accommodation make this the perfect Scotland golf destination.

Things to do on your St Andrews golf vacation:

  • Explore the British Golf Museum – Delve into the history of golf with exhibits showcasing the evolution of the sport, famous players, and historic memorabilia.
  • Visit St Andrews Cathedral – Wander through the ruins of this once-grand medieval cathedral and climb St Rule’s Tower for panoramic views of the town.
  • Tour St Andrews Castle – Discover the history of this coastal fortress, including its underground mine.
  • Walk along West Sands Beach – Enjoy the scenic beauty and tranquillity of this expansive beach, famously featured in the film “Chariots of Fire”.
  • Visit St Andrews University – Take a stroll through the historic grounds of Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1413.
  • Discover local shopping & dining – While on a golf vacation in St Andrews, you will most certainly want to find the best places to eat. Explore the charming streets lined with unique shops, cafes, and restaurants offering both locally sourced dishes and international cuisine. We recommend the characterful Jigger Inn with its traditional Scottish interior and fine food.
  • Enjoy coastal walks – Enjoy scenic walks along the Fife Coastal Path, offering great views of the rugged coastline and opportunities to spot local wildlife.

We offer a wide range of affordable St Andrews golf packages to suit all your needs. Alternatively, you can design your own bespoke package and build your bucket list golf vacation by talking to one of our travel experts today.


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