Frequently asked questions about travelling to world-famous golfing destinations

Here are some of the most common questions are golf tour guests ask us before they join one of our tours to world-famous golf destinations.

Questions – British Golf Tours

After your best chance of playing the Old Course in St Andrews? Lets take a look at how you can go about it.

The Old Course is fully booked for advance reservations from April to October inclusive, however booking a game book a tee-time on the Old Course in January, February, March, November and December bookings gives you a goof chance.

Old Course Ballot provides golfers with a chance at securing one of the nearly half of Old Course tee times that are available for Ballot each year. It is drawn 48 hours in advance of play and golfers should provide their names, home club and handicaps either online, by phone or at one of the clubhouses before 2pm, two days before the day they wish to play. To enter there must be a minimum of two and a maximum of four players.

Single Golfers are also in with a shot! Single golfers with suitable handicaps who wish to play the Old Course without an existing tee time should check in at the Old Pavilion on the day of play and the staff will do their best to join them with a two or three-ball group. There is no obligation on the existing golfers to make up a four-ball but common practice is that single golfers are warmly welcomed. With patience, this can be successful but there are no guarantees. Please check Busy Dates before travel.

There are also a number of Authorised Providers (Golf Tour Operators and Local Accommodation Providers) offering packages, including guaranteed Old Course tee times, throughout high season (15 April – 14 October, 2018). Contact us for more information this.

Don’t forget, you can also book to play any of the other amazing six St Andrews golf courses in the St Andrews Links Trust for 2018 – The New, The Castle, The Jubilee, Kingsbarns, Eden, Srathtyrum, and Balgrove.

Content researched at the St Andrews Links Trust – find out more here.

Is St Andrews on your golf bucket-list? Play it with us!

Come with us as we journey back too St Andrews, Scotland – where our director and tour leader (and PGA professional golfer) Kieran Moran is from! We’ll take you to play the best courses and to the best local ‘haunts’ that only a local knows!


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