St Andrews Old Course – Guaranteed Tee Times


2018 Old Course Times
Last Remaining Times Available:
20 June 2018 – 2 players

We have now been appointed an “Approved Retailer” of Old Course times. This means we receive our allocation of times earlier than  we did previously and we know what we have to offer you.
The sales of 2018 tours are well under way and almost all our guaranteed Old Course times have been sold.

Bookings are still being taken for 2018 as “the ballot”  is open most days. There are lots of times kept each day for golfers particularly in mid summer when the daylight hours are longer.  We will assist you by entering your names in the ballot and many golfers get to play the course using this plan. However the ballot result is not known until 2 days before play.


The British Seniors – The Old Course

Remember the British Seniors Open is being played on The Old Course 27-31 July 2018. The course is closed all that week obviously.

Why not come and watch the stars of yesteryear compete for one of the “majors” on the Senior Tour.  Spectators are very welcome. Walk The Old Course and get up close to your favourite golfer. The crowds are never as big as The Open.  Tom Watson has decided this will be his last British Seniors at The Old Course, so he will be having an emotional send-off. You can be there to see it happen.

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Ballot times
If you are not successful at acquiring a trade time, or a direct time, don’t despair. There are still plenty of ballot times. However the ballot takes place 2 days before play, so you will travel to St Andrews and then find out when you get there if you have got a ballot time. We will deal with the process of entering your names at the right time for your group. The ballot times are the least expensive method of acquiring a tee time.

In practise, we usually plan for groups wanting to play The Old Course to stay in St Andrews for at least 3 or 4 days and play other courses each day, keeping one day free for The Old Course. If you are unsuccessful in the ballot on the day we have kept free it, then we are usually able to rearrange tee times at the other courses you are playing, to make sure you play all the courses in your tour. We deal with all that for you when you are here.

2019 tee times.

As we are one of the Authorised Tour Operators with St Andrews Links, we are able to apply for our 2019 tee times before the rest of the booking processes start. We will be requesting dates for our 2019 tours in February 2018 so we encourage you to book your 2019 tour with us by the end of January 2018 . We receive a monthly allocation of tee times each month from April to  September, although August 2019 is already very busy.


How far ahead can I book my tour?
The larger the group (8 players +) the further ahead you should plan your tour. We are now accepting tours bookings for 2018, and for British Open packages in 2018 and 2019.

Other relevant information

All golfers will be required to produce handicap certificates to the Starter confirming their handicap is 24 or better for Gents and 36 or better for Ladies.

These should be requested in advance a few days before play. The caddies fee is approximately £65 including tip and should be paid in cash at the end of the round..

Carts are not available on the Old Course. A few carts are allowed for people who are registered disabled. Book it when you have obtained your tee time.

Pull trolleys
Pull trolleys are only available after 12 noon on The Old Course.

Please note that the course is always closed on Sundays.

Green fees
From 16 April to 14 October 2018 is £180.

Don’t despair……as difficult as it sounds to get a time on the course, we are pleased to advise that we obtained daily ballot times for over 95% of golfers who booked with us, in April, May & June and over 75% in July and 50% in August. Scotland Tours have been arranging for thousands players from all over the world to play golf on The Old Course since 1997 and our reputation with the St Andrews Links is impeccable. Nobody tries harder to get you a time than Scotland Tours.

Scotland Tours PGA Coaching Session

All golf tours to Scotland, with 4 or more golfers, will have a complimentary 1 hour group coaching session included. Most of these sessions will be run by a PGA Professional and will be scheduled into your tour, usually on your arrival day or within a few days of arrival. If you prefer not to have this service please just tell us!

Arriving in Scotland to play many of the famous courses that are on most golfer’s bucket list, you will want to play your “A” game. Our Pro can help you out and give you the best possible start to your tour.

Not only do we want you to go home with great memories of an amazing trip, we want you to enjoy playing your best golf when you are here.

Book your next tour with Scotland Tours. ” we plan it – you play it”

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