Frequently asked Questions
How does the booking process begin?
First, get in touch with us with email or by calling. We will discuss what you would like to get from a golf trip to St Andrews and Scotland. We’ll put together an itinerary just for you and the cost of your package.
Once you itinerary has been agreed, we’ll send an invoice for the total cost. Booking will be confirmed once we verified your deposit payment. Please read also Terms and Conditions for more detail.
How far ahead should I plan my trip?
The more time we have the better. Ideally from 1 to 1 and 1/2 years in advance to ensure the best deal to play on the Old Course. However we will always be able to help you out what ever time of year.
How does daily Ballot work to play the Old Course?
This is where we assist you to enter names in a ballot 48 hours before the day of play. At 4 o’clock pm the same day of entering we will find out if you were successful. There are no guarantees of success however over 50% of tee times are allocated by this way. Changes to itinerary might be made if a tee time has been allocated.
Note- single golfers cannot enter the ballot.
Each player will be required to provide the following information to enter the ballot-
Names, Handicaps and Home clubs of all golfers.
Single golfers – Single golfers who wish to play the Old Course without a tee time should check in at the Old Pavilion on the day of play. Early check in advised. The Starters will do their best for you to join a two or three ball group. Most golfers are welcome to single golfers joining them however there are no guarantee.
Is there a handicap restriction on the Old Course?
To play the Old Course you must possess a valid handicap certificate. Maximum handicap of 24 for Gents and 36 for Ladies.
I have already booked an Old Course tee time with the Links trust. Will you still be able to assist with my arrangements?
Yes we sure will. We’ll use your tee time on the Old Course as an anchor and plan your trip around that date.
What group size do you cater for?
Whether you are a single golfer or a small group we will cater for you.
My partner wants to come along. What can non golfers do?
We welcome non golfer partners, wives and friends to come along. Scotland is a beautiful and cultural part of the world. Let us know their interests and we’ll do our best to make them happy too.
How can I make payments?
Payments can be made with credit card or bank transfer.
What is the best time of year to play golf in Scotland?
The best time of year to visit is from March to October. However, there is no guarantee of perfect conditions during that time. Golf can be enjoyed all year round on Links course as fairways and greens remain firm normally. As long as you have the correct clothing, winter golf can be as much fun as the summer. On Links trust courses including The Old Course, mats are used during the winter.
Will my cell phone work in the UK?
Please check with your carrier for international calls. If required we will assist in getting you a local cell phone and get you connected.
Can you organize tours outside Scotland?
Upon request we will arrange any golf tours outside Scotland within the UK and Ireland. We have extensive experience with golf in the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
What is the best airport for me to arrive into?
Edinburgh or Glasgow are the best. Dundee and Inverness airports have also direct flights from London.