It is almost unnecessary to say that the Royal & Ancient Golf Club is the home of world golf. St Andrews warmly welcomes visiting golfers from all over the world.
The various courses, a truly global attraction, have not just shaped the town, but seep into its very heart. Built on public land, the 17th and 18th Holes of the Old Course run up to local shops and are flanked by local roads. Any keen golfer longs to play the world famous “Old Course”. Green fees are very affordable – but beware – play is mainly controlled by a ballot which can be massively oversubscribed. A trip to St Andrews is a quite unique golfing experience – almost a pilgrimage. The town has almost been completely given over to golf and therefore offers the golfer every possible amenity. Even outstanding quality golf clubs are available for hire locally.
It may be hard for non-golfers to fully grasp the significance of St Andrews to the game of golf, but the well-presented British Golf Museum, situated behind the Royal and Ancient clubhouse brings a potentially ‘stuffy’ subject for non-golfers to life with the use of audio-visual and hands on presentations. Highly recommended.
Golf in Fife and the surrounding area extends well beyond St Andrews. Other charming and historic courses include Crail, Elie, Lundin and Leven Links, Ladybank Kingsbarns and The Castle course. We are not far from Carnoustie and the famous Open Qualifying courses at Downfield, Panmure and Monifieth as well.
www.scotland-carhire.co.uk – To hire vans and minibuses for golf travel St Andrews
www.eastofscotlandgolf.co.uk – Guide to Carnoustie Country and Golf Course
www.saint-andrews.co.uk – Guide to golf in St Andrews
www.uk-golfguide.com – Good guide to golf and golf courses in Scotland
LOCAL GOLF COURSES
www.st andrews.org.uk – St Andrews golf courses
www.cupargolfclub.co.uk – Cupar, oldest 9 hole golf course in the world
www.leven-links.com – Levenlinks championship golf course near St Andrews
www.lundingolfclub.co.uk – Lundin Links Golf Club
www.ladybankgolf.co.uk – Ladybank Golf Club, Fife
www.kingsbarns.com – Kingsbarns golf Club
www.scotscraig-golfclub.co.uk – Scotscraig golf club, Tayport, Fife
www.panmuregolfclub.co.uk – Panmure Golf Club
www.downfieldgolf.co.uk – Downfield Golf Club
www.carnoustiegolfclub.com – Carnoustie Golf Club
www.kirriemuirgolfclub.co.uk– Kirriemuir Golf Club
www.monifiethgolf.co.uk – Monifieth Golf Club
www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk – Blairgowrie Rosemount Golf Club
www.scotlandforgolf.co.uk – Scotland For Golf
The Peat Inn
Peat Inn, Near St. Andrews
Tue - Sat (Lunch)
12.30pm - 2pm
Tue - Sat (Dinner)
6.30pm - 9pm
Tue - Sat
8.30am - 9pm
9am - 2pm
9am - 4pm