The synergies between sporting pursuit and educational achievement can be traced back to the fifteenth century when golf was first played in St Andrews and Scotland’s first university was founded in 1413.

St Andrews Links Trust

The St Andrews Links Trust is a charitable organisation responsible for the management and maintenance of the seven Links courses at St Andrews, three of which are well over 100 years old and include the famous Old Course – host of the 2015 and 2021 Open Championships.

All of the links courses are open to the public and their variety ensures that golfers of all standards can enjoy a round in the home of golf. For further information visit the St Andrews Links Trust’s website:

“Kingsbarns Golf Links is situated 7 miles from St Andrews along 1.8 miles of picturesque North Sea coastline, where each hole embraces the sea. In addition to enjoying our Worldwide Top 100 ranked course, we hope lifelong memories of our comfortable, friendly and attentive service complete your ‘Kingsbarns Experience’. Kingsbarns co-hosts the annual European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship together with the Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie Golf Links. In 2017 The Ricoh Women’s British Open will be contested at Kingsbarns.”

Fairmont Golf Courses
“Fairmont St Andrews, situated in the “Home of Golf”, is proud to be recognised as one of the top golf resorts – voted 18th in “The World’s Top Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast Traveler reader’s poll & ranked number 22 in “The Worlds Best Golf Hotels” by Golf Digest. Fairmont St Andrews has also been awarded IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year 2012 and Resort Hotel Of The Year at The Golf Tourism Scotland Awards – The third time in four years! With our two superb golf courses, The Torrance and The Kittocks, you can elevate your game just by stepping on the course.”

Dukes Golf Course
“With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, the championship The Duke’s gives magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea. The Duke’s is highly regarded as one of the finest heathland championship courses in the British Isles and a must-play course for any golfer. Its style ranks alongside the great inland challenges, which demand accuracy and inventive play as well as power golf. And with five separate tee positions at every hole, The Duke’s has the flexibility and challenge to appeal to golfers at every level, with the venue being chosen to host the 2014 International European Amateur Championship, one of the four majors in the world of amateur golf.”

Crail Golf Club
“Welcome to the official web site of Crail Golfing Society, where some of the finest links golf in Scotland awaits you. Formed in 1786, the Society is the 7th oldest golf club in the world. Our two courses – Balcomie Links and Craighead Links – combine spectacular views and extraordinary holes to provide challenging and enjoyable golf.”

Golf Bookings

The University has a good relationship with many of the golf courses in and around St Andrews and our event managers would be happy to help organise one-off rounds, or enquire about rates for group bookings.

Visitors to St Andrews can explore the history of golf at the British Golf Museum, located a stone’s throw from the famous Royal & Ancient Clubhouse.