Golf in St Andrews

St Andrews

The name St Andrews is synonymous with golf and the history of the game. But it also refers to general region around the town of St Andrews that encompasses the county of Fife or as traditionally known the 'Kingdom of Fife'. Fife is home to more than 50 courses with golf having been played over the 'Old Course' of St Andrews since the 1400's. The town has another 6 courses including the New, Eden, Jubilee, Castle, Strathtyrum, and Balgove courses.

When in the town of St Andrews there are many interesting things to do. Including the British Golf Museum, St Andrews cathedral, St Andrews Castle and St Andrews University which dates back to 1413. A stroll through the town and soaking up the atmosphere is half the fun.

Kingdom of Fife

Outside of the 'Auld grey toon' in Fife are some of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Crail Golfing Society dates back to 1796 which makes it the 7th oldest golf club in the world. The other highlights are Lundin & Leven Links, Elie and Ladybank which is a heathland course located more inland. And for a modern tint, Kingsbarns and the soon to open Dumbarnie Links are for you.

About 40 minutes north of St Andrews is the Open Championship Course of Carnoustie as well Panmure which is where Ben Hogan practised during his preparation for the 1953 Open Championship, he went onto win in emphatic style.

The Kingdom of Fife is much more then the Old course, come stay & enjoy!

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Accommodation St Andrews & Fife