Golf In St Andrews – Scotland

For six centuries golf has been played on the isthmus of land in the Eden Estuary known as St Andrews Links. The original track cut through the gorse bushes has now become a golfing mecca attracting pilgrims from around the world who want to follow in the footsteps of their heroes. Until the late 19th […]

For six centuries golf has been played on the isthmus of land in the Eden Estuary known as St Andrews Links. The original track cut through the gorse bushes has now become a golfing mecca attracting pilgrims from around the world who want to follow in the footsteps of their heroes.

Until the late 19th Century, St Andrews Links was one golf course. As St Andrews’ popularity as a golfing and visitor destination grew demand for tee times became such that the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews decided to build a second course in 1895. With typical Victorian austerity, the first course became known as the Old and the second as the New. Two years later the Jubilee was built and the face of the Links changed forever.

These days the seven golf courses, three clubhouses, four golf shops and Golf Practice Centre and Golf Academy managed by St Andrews Links Trust make it the largest public golf complex in Europe. It is a place for people to play the game of golf at all levels, from novice to professional, for young and old, for male and female.

St Andrews Links is the most renowned golfing landscape in the world. It is the Home of Golf, the place where the game began and has been developed and nurtured over six centuries.

At the heart of the Links, is the Old Course but it has five 18 hole courses and a nine hole course alongside it. These are all public courses and with the seventh course, The Castle Course, on a site to the south east of St Andrews, comprise the largest public golf complex in Europe.

The Old Course is unrivalled for its history and prestige, the New and Jubilee offer true links challenges as does the Eden with a slightly lower yardage. The Strathyrum and Balgove are suitable for more relaxed rounds or beginners and families. And The Castle Course offers a new challenge, a Links-like course perched on the cliffs overlooking St Andrews.

Lodging

Brooksby House

Brooksby offers luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in the very centre of St Andrews.

Brooksby started life in the 16th century as a small cottage and over the past four hundred years or so has been developed into a large, elegant and sumptuous ‘country house’ property in the heart of St Andrews old town.

Features of Brooksby House
Luxurious guest house.
Guest lounge with laptop internet access, satellite television, DVD/CD player and library.
Five beautifully appointed and spacious Standard, Superior and Luxury bedrooms, all ensuite, with Superking, King, Double or Twin beds.
Sumptuous bathroom with large Victorian bath and invigorating shower with cosy towelling bath robes in Luxury room.
Complimentary fruit, confectionary and Scottish mineral water in luxury room on day of arrival.
LCD television, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and CD/clock radios standard in all rooms.
Wireless broadband access available in all rooms.
Hearty Scottish cooked breakfast and an extensive cold breakfast table every morning served in our beautiful dining room.
Private car park.
Almost one acre of delightful garden grounds to explore.
Golf bag storage area.
Cosy log fire in guest lounge on our cooler days.
Champagne, wine, fresh fruit, flowers and/or chocolates in room on arrival can be arranged with 48 hours notice.
Exclusive bookings and gift vouchers.

Albany Hotel

Peacefully situated in the heart of historic St Andrews, The Albany Hotel is a delightful hotel conversion of a rather quaint, very traditional, elegant Georgian terraced house dating from around 1795.

Enjoy 22 comfortable well-appointed, expertly serviced en suite bedrooms to suit all types of guests – singles, doubles, twins and spacious family rooms. All are serviced to the highest of standards and are non-smoking.

Each decorated. All with every modern facility, as required by the discerning guest, including radio alarm clock with AM/FM Radio, controllable central heating, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, television, trouser Press, Wireless Internet Access, hairdryer, and direct dial telephone.

Six Murray Park

Six Murray Park is an elegant victorian townhouse which has now been transformed into a boutique styled Bed and Breakfast. It is set in an area of conservation right in the hub of St. Andrews. It is just 250 meters from the famous Old Course and the stunning West Sands Beach.

Step out the front door and you can’t help but be amazed by the combination of victorian and edwardian streets which make this medival town something very special. Also on the doorstep are the many university buildings, the art galleries, the theatre, museums and of course the many speciality shops which add to this special town’s atmosphere.

St. Andrews offers all types of cuisine and many are right on your doorstep. We are happy to offer recommedations to our guests.

All rooms offer exclusive, stylish and luxury accomodation with a contemporary style.

Please contact us for pricing.