The 19th Holes of St Andrews

The Home of Golf doesn’t just have a wonderful array of courses - its bars and inns are among the most convivial in the game

The demanding links at Kingsbarns


Designed by leading golf architect Kyle Phillips, Kingsbarns is a tribute to classic Scottish links and has come on in leaps and bounds since opening in 2000. The course meanders along more than one-and-a-half miles of rugged seashore offering ocean views from every hole. Featuring spacious fairways rolling and twisting through dune ridges and hollows, true links turf and large greens, the course is challenging yet playable.

Castle Course

Opened in June 2008, the Castle Course has been recognised as one of the top courses in the world by numerous golf publications. As with all courses operated by St Andrews Links, including the Old Course, the Castle is open to the public. Designed by leading Scottish course architect David McLay Kidd, the course sits on a 220-acre cliff-top location and has spectacular views overlooking the ancient town and St Andrews Bay. Ranging in length from 5,460 to 7,188 yards, the par-71 layout offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience with five tees to suit most levels of ability.