24 Golf Courses around St Andrews

St Andrews Golf Courses.

We have put together a brief summary of the 24 golf courses that are within 20 miles of St Andrews. Golfers are spoilt for choice, while many want to play the 'Old Course', there are plenty of alternative great courses within very easy reach of St Andrews to play.

Some of the more illustrious courses require golfers to produce handicap certificates and golfers have to maintain a certain speed of play. Many require golfers to be dressed in 'smart casual clothing'. If you wish to play a popular top course, we recommend you book the St Andrews Golf Course of your choice in advance, all courses will take advanced bookings in some form or another.

The St Andrews 'Old Course' will take advanced bookings on all days except Saturdays and it is closed on Sundays, it operates a ballot/lottery for over 50% of the start times each year.

Anstruther Marsfield Golf Club, Shore Road, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3DZ Founded in 1890 as a 7 hole course. - 11 miles south of St Andrews. Tel:- 01333 310956 - 9 hole, 2,345 yards, Par 31

Balgove Course, St Andrews Links Trust, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF  Built in 1972. Re-designed in 1993. For beginners and children.Tel:- 01334 466666 - 9 hole, 1,520 yards, Par 30.

Castle Course, St Andrews Links, By Kinkell, Fife, KY16 8PL  Opened in 2008. Cliff top course with panoramic views over St Andrews, complete with blind shots, cliff carries, severely sloped greens and stunning vistas. Tel:- 01334 466666 - 18 hole, 6,759 yards, Par 71.

7th oldest Golfing Society in the World. 23rd February 1786.
Crail Golfing Society, Balcomie Links Course - Balcomie Clubhouse, Fifeness, Crail, Fife KY10 3XN - 13 miles south-east of St Andrews. 1st mentioned in 1859, redesigned by Old Tom Morris 1895. Tel:- 01333 450686 - 18 hole, 5,861 yards Par 69

Crail Golfing Society, Craighead Links Course - Balcomie Clubhouse, Fifeness, Crail, Fife KY10 3XN - 13 miles south-east of St Andrews. Opened 1998, a challenging cliff-top course.  Tel:- 01333 450686 - 18 hole, 6,722 yards, Par 74.

Drumoig Golf Course, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 0DS - 9 miles north of St Andrews. A parkland course. Tel:- 01382 541898 - 18 hole, 6,835 yards Par 72

Duke's St Andrews, Craigtoun Park, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8NS - 3miles from centre of St Andrews. Opened in 1995. 'Best Golf Club in Scotland' in the Golf Club of the Year Awards 2010. Tel:- 0 1334 470214. 18 hole, 7,512 yards, Par 71.

Eden Course, St Andrews Links Trust, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF Opened in 1914. Home of one of Scotland's oldest amateur tournaments, the Eden Trophy. Tel:- 01334 466666 - 18 hole, 6,250 yards, Par 70.

Elie House Golf Course, Elie, Fife, KY9 1AS. In 1832 the Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club was formed, the Club house was built in 1875. James Baird (son of an Elie ploughman) and five times open champion, cut his golfing teeth here. - 12 miles south of St Andrews. Tel:- 01333 330301 - 18 holes, 6,273 yards, Par 70

Elie Sports Club, Elie, Fife, KY9 1AS. Built in 1899. Little brother to Elie House Golf Course, a better choice for beginners. - 12 miles south of St Andrews. Tel:- 01333 330955 - 9 holes, 2,080 yards, Par 32

Elmwood Stratheden, Near Cupar, Fife KY15 5RS. Owned and managed by Elmwood College, provides a practical, working environment for students studying for a career in green keeping or other aspects of the golf business. - 11 miles west of St Andrews. Tel:- 0 334 658780 - 18 hole, 5,951 yards, Par 70

Falkland The Myre Course, Falkland, Fife KY15 7AA. Opened in 1975 set in lush farmland, with the ancient Royal Falkland Palace as a back drop. - 19 miles south west of St Andrews. Opened in 1975.Tel:- 01337 857404 - 9 hole, 2,562 yards, Par 34

Jubliee  Course, St Andrews Links, St Andrews Links Trust, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF Laid out in 1897, links course, one of the most prestigious golf tournament courses in Scotland. Tel:- 01334 466666 - 18 hole, 6,742 yards, Par 72.

Kingsbarns Golf Links, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8QD - Six miles south of St Andrews on the Crail Road. Opened in 2000. One of the world's best and most popular courses! Tel:- 01334 460860. 18 hole, 7,126 yards Par 72.

The Kittocks Golf Course,  St Andrews, Fife KY16 8PW Designed by Bruce Devlin, a 2010 Open qualifying course - Two miles from St Andrews on the Crail Road. Tel:- 01334 837023  or 01334 837053 - 18 hole, 7049 yards, Par 72 

Ladybank Annsmuir, Ladybank, Fife KY15 7RA - 15 miles west of St Andrews. Established in 1879. Qualifying course for The Open. Tel:- 01337 830814 - 18 hole, 6,580 yards Par 71

Leven Links The Promenade, Leven, Fife KY8 4HS - 16 miles south of St Andrews. Founded in 1820. Final Qualifying course for The Open. Tel:- 0 1333 424229 - 18 hole, 6,506 yards, Par 71

Lundin Ladies Golf Club, Woodielea Road, Lundin Links, Fife KY8 6AR. - 13 miles south of St Andrews. Designed by James Braid in 1891. Lundin Ladies was founded in 1910. Lundin Ladies is the only club so named 'Ladies Golf Club' in Scotland, it is quite unique, being completely run by ladies, there are no gentlemen in officialdom. The club welcomes golfers whatever their sex. Tel:- 01333 320832 or 01333 320022. 9 hole, 2,365 yards, Par 34.

New Course, St Andrews Links Trust, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF Designed by Blyth and laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1895. Built to accomodate golfers that could not play on the Old Course due to the Old Course's popularity. "One of golf's best-kept secrets!"    Tel:- 01334 466666 - 18 hole, 6,604 yards, Par 71.

Oldest Golf Course in the World.
Old Course,
 St Andrews Links Trust, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF. In the 13th Century shepherds played an early form of today's golf here. It is the Open Championship Course, being held here every 5 years. Immensely popular with golfers with some 44,000 rounds each year. Tel:- 01334 466666 - 18 hole, 6.721 yards, Par 72.

13th oldest Golf Club in the World.
Scotscraig Golf Club, Golf Road, Tayport, Fife DD6 9DZ - 10 miles north of St Andrews. Established in 1817. Open Championship final qualifying course.  Tel:- 01382 552515. 18 hole, 6,669 yards, Par 71.

St Michaels Golf Club, Gallowhill, Leuchars, Fife KY16 0DX - 6 miles north of St Andrews. Enlarged to 18 holes in 1996. Tel:- 0 1334 839365 18 hole, 5,802 yards, Par 70.

Strathtyrum Course, St Andrews Links Trust, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF - Opened in 1993. Great for those who have no handicap. Tel:- 01334 466666 - 18 hole, 5,620 yards, Par 69.

Torrance Course, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8PN. Opened in 2001, designed by Gene Sarazen and Sam Torrence, cliff top course over looking St Andrews. A 2010 Open qualifying course - Two miles from St Andrews on the Crail Road. Tel:- 01334 837023  or 01334 837053
18 hole, 7,230 yards Par 72.

Golfers from all around the world make their way to St Andrews, if they take their golf seriously to play the 'Old Course' and to play many of the other St Andrews Golf Courses.