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Old Course St Andrews 2020 tee times

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On Wednesday 21st August, 2019, at 10:00 am the St Andrews Links Trust will be accepting advance applications for guaranteed 2020 Old Course tee times. The application is open for 2 weeks closing on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

Applications can be made using an online form that can be accessed from the St Andrews Links Trust website using the following link: Private Advance Tee Times 2020  Tee times are not allocated on a first come basis they are picked using a ballot after the 2 week window has closed.


A minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 golfers can make the application for a 2 course package which includes the Old Course and a choice of a second golf course at the St Andrews Links from the following amazing courses: New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course and Castle Course.
Cost is £ 340 for the High Season 14th April - 13th October 2020 Cost is £ 240  for the Low Season 1st - 19th April and 19th - 31st October 2020
Caddie Golf Tours will be delighted to assist with advice about accessing…

Kingbarns Golf Society at Scotscraig GC

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Scotscraig GC is one of our great challenging links golf courses, located 20 minutes from St Andrews, it has been host to numerous final qualifying for The Open Championship when played on the Old Course and at Carnoustie. A testimont to the quality of this hybrid links-parkland course and an obvious choice for the Kingsbarns Golf Society annual golf outing.


Scotscraig is one of Scotland's older courses being founded 1817 and is much loved by local golfers and those from overseas. The sea may not be viewed from the course but the turf plays linksland due to the sand base and the golf holes genuinely test the golfer.


Recent history brings the excellent former World No1, US Open Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist...Justin Rose to the fore. He played Scotscraig GC to gain entry to the Open, when younger,  and made such an impression that an Honorary Membership was bestowed.



The annual Kingsbarns Golf Society, circa 1793, had this year's outing at Scotscraig GC. A lovely day was …

Simpson Cup 2019 Old Course St Andrews

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The 2019 Simpson Cup match was golfed on St Andrews Links, May 19-22, 2019, with the final singles round played over the Old Course St Andrews on Wednesday 22nd.

I had the pleasure of caddying with David from GB&I team, a former Captain of the match, we were pitted against USA veteran Scott, giving him 5 shots on the Old Course, which he used to his advantage defeating us on the 16th green. We continued to golf the 17th and 18th enjoying the full experience on the legendary links with good company.




The Simpson Cup is an annual Ryder Cup-style event between 13 UK and US injured Servicemen and Veterans. It is supported by On Course Foundation a 501(c)(3) Non-profit that supports the recovery of injured Service members and veterans via golf events and jobs in the golf industry.






Scotland Spring Golf

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While celebrating our recent Birthday we managed to take advantage of the good weather during this first Spring week of March and enjoy championship golf at the Old Course St Andrews, the historic Elie golf club and finally on Carnoustie Championship the 2018 Open venue, where Francisco Molinari won with exquisite golf.


The tee time on the Old Course was achieved using the local Ballot (lottery) system that gives golfers an opportunity to play the legendary Links course. The Old Course in these early months of Spring is readily available to all golfers who wish to travel, use the Ballot, and golf in St Andrews.


Our guests traveled over from Glasgow, less than 2 hours away, for a celebratory weekend staying with us in the village of Kingsbarns 6 miles south of St Andrews.

A few days after the Old Course LB and I continued our golf with a first time visit to the Golf House Club, more commonly known as the historic Elie golf links, where golf has been played for over 400 years.  This gr…

Highland Golf Tour - April 2019

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Highland Golf April 2019

Caddie Golf Tours have just completed the following Highland golf tour for our Swedish golfers, arriving in April. Four nights with four classic rounds of links golf and a 5 seater SUV hire vehicle from Arnold Clark at Edinburgh Airport.
Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh, transfer to Highlands              Golf Nairn GC  Day 2 - GolfBrora GC Day 3 - Golf Royal Dornoch GC Day 4 - Golf Castle Stuart Golf Links Day 5 - Depart Highlands and return to Edinburgh
Stay at luxury Sandown House in Nairn, based on 2 sharing subject to availability
Total per golfer£920
Please contact Caddie Golf Tours if you would be interested in taking advantage of this wonderful golf tour in the romantic Highlands of Scotland...Fore!

Old Course St Andrews Winter Golf

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Golfers, may we wish you a Happy New Year and a hearty welcome to 2019...Fore!

Winter golf at St Andrews starts in November and runs through to the end of March. The legendary Old Course, New, Jubilee, Eden courses are all available to golf during this period with a few restrictions, daylight being the main one.

Some tee positions are moved and there are a number of bunkers being rebuilt, across all the courses, allowing the greenkeepers to work and bring them up to standard for the forthcoming golf season. The largest of the bunker projects Cockle Shell, pictured, which began in early November 2018 and will be completed by mid January.

The main restriction asked of the golfer when in St Andrews is the use of an astro-turf mat for all fairway shots. The mats are used to protect the fairway from damage during this cold period. I personally love using them because of the extension to the golf season through the winter, and not to belittle the good lie every time!


The Scottish weather t…

2018 Christmas edition of St Andrews Magazine

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Matt Hooper, friend, founder, photographer and editor of the St Andrews Magazine has just published the winter edition 05. It is a great read covering all things St Andrews with a bit of golf thrown in. It can be found here along with this years back issues: www.issuu.com/standrewsmagazine



This festive publication features the following: A St Andrews Christmas, St Andrews Remembers the Fallen, The 2018 St Andrews Magazine Awards, Sunday Lunch at The Seafood Ristorante, The Beauty of Winter The Vintage Beauty Box, Yoga for a flexible winter Hot House Yoga, A Caddie's Year on the Links Caddie Golf Tours, Brilliant Bjerregaard wins the Alfred Dunhill Championship Dunhill links championship, Interiors for Winter Interiors by Tracy Smith, Golf's Greatest Discovery Inc, Rory McIlroy causes controversy with plan to give up European Tour membership in 2019 and A preview to an exciting year of features in 2019 in St Andrews Magazine including '100 years of Golf at Gleneagles', &…