If you’re looking for the ultimate golf getaway, there’s one destination that surpasses all others: St Andrews, the ‘home of golf’. The beautiful game has been played on the Old Course since 1552, when Archbishop John Hamilton signed the ‘Golfer’s Charter’, recognising the right of the townspeople to play golf, shooting, and all games on the Links.
From these humble beginnings, the presence and prestige of golf has grown exponentially — both in St Andrews and across the world. Today, there are not one, not two, but seven Links courses in the town — if you book a week’s holiday here, you could play a different course every day! And, on each round, you’ll be following in the footsteps of the golfing greats. The town recently hosted The 150th Open Championship, welcoming big name players like Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnston, and the tournament winner, Cameron Smith to play on the hallowed ground of the St Andrews Links.
And, if you’re not yet sold on St Andrews as a great holiday destination, you’ll also be able to soak up the heritage of the game whilst staying in the town. The quaint, winding streets are steeped in golfing history. You’ll be able to visit the birthplace of Old Tom Morris, peruse exhibitions exploring the past, present, and future of golf at the R&A World Golf Museum, relax over a pint at The Dunvegan, the golfers’ drinks destination of choice, and enjoy delicious food at Forgan’s, a restaurant housed in a building which, until 1963, was the oldest manufacturer of golf clubs in the world.
Ooft. St Andrews really is a dreamy destination for golf-lovers.
So, what are your next steps?
• Whilst in the town, why not wander out to the famous Swilcan Bridge and have your picture taken against this iconic backdrop? You’ll have this framed to remember your wonderful holiday in no time!
Speaking about the Old Course, the golfing great Jack Nicklaus famously said, ‘I fell in love with it
the first day I played it. There’s just no other golf course that is even remotely close.’
We know you’ll feel exactly the same way, and be booking a return trip before you leave. The great news is you can get ahead of the game and secure somewhere to stay in future years on our website. Check out our advanced bookings now — dates are available up until January 2025!
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