How to book the Old Course

Always wanted the St Andrews experience? To play golf like generations have before you.

At Executive Golf and Leisure we are proud to be able to offer you the best in Tee Time availability for St Andrews Old Course.If you would like to play at the Home of Golf, Executive Golf & Leisure can assist you in confirming your tee times in a number of differnet ways. 

There a number of methods to secure a tee time. To start with, however, you must have a suitable handicap which is 24 for men and 36 for women.

The first way is to apply through the Advanced Reservations process at the start of September for play the following year. The second, and most common way, is to enter the Ballot which is drawn 48 hours in advance. Thirdly, Single Golfers can approach the Starter on the day they wish to play and he will try to slot them in with groups going out that day.

Finally, guaranteed premium tee times can be purchased from through Executive Golf and Leisure based on fully inclusive packages with a minimum of five nights accommodation, golf and transportation.

Guaranteed Tee Times

Executive Golf & Leisure is one of the few Golf Tour Operators who have access to trade tee times on the Old Course, St. Andrews which are not available to the general public. These tee times are sold within a fully inclusive package consisting of accommodation (3 nights minimum), golf and transportation.

The tee times are sold on a first come first served basis and should be requested as soon as you know your travel dates. Upon receipt of your deposit payment we will request tee times on behalf of your party and inform you in due course if you are successful. Please note Old Course tee times are paired in conjunction with one other St. Andrews course – New, Jubilee or the Castle Course which has a supplement.

 Advance Reservation Direct Application Process for 2016

Some of our clients come to us having already secured a tee time for The Old Course through the advance reservation process and then arrange the tour around these times. Executive Golf and Leisure are happy to work with you on this. St Andrews LInks Trust have introduced a significant change for 2015

In keeping with the process in place for the daily Ballot for play on the Old Course, they will be introducing a Ballot to determine those successful in applying for tee times in their Advance Reservations Process. This means that there is no longer a first come first served process and if you aplly for times anytime between 10am on Wednesday 26 August until 2pm on Monday 14 September 2015 you will have an equal chance of securing a time. 

Daily Ballot

Nearly half of the total number of tee times on the Old Course each year are allocated to the Ballot to give people who have been unable to book a chance of playing. It is drawn 48 hours in advance and golfers should provide their names, home club and handicap details either by phone or at one of the clubhouses before 2pm, 48 hours before the day they wish to play. Executive Golf and Leisure have many years of experience of managing this process for clients.

Old Course Availability 2016

Guaranteed Tee Time Packages 2016

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    2 Inverallan Road
    Bridge of Allan
    Stirling
    Stirlingshire
    FK9 4JA

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