Old Course Ballot & Single Golfers

Old Course Ballot – Despite its overwhelming popularity, the Old Course still upholds the tradition of a ballot (lottery) drawn two days ahead of play (except for Sundays and tournament days). This enables golfers who haven’t secured one of our guaranteed Old Course packages the opportunity to play the Old Course during their visit. This reflects the public spirit of St Andrews Links and its commitment to staying as open and accessible to all golf lovers. St Andrews Golf Travel will enter you in The Old Course ballot on all available days you are in St Andrews. Please note that tee times are not guaranteed and the ballot process is a pure lottery. Results will be known at 5 pm, two days before your requested date of play

SINGLE GOLFERS – Single golfers with suitable handicaps who wish to play the Old Course without an existing tee time should check-in at the Old Pavilion on the day of play and the staff will do their best to join them with a two or three-ball group. With patience, this can be successful but there are no guarantees.

The Old Course Ballot


Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Lindsey Clark December 2022

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I had the great pleasure of working, on behalf of a client, with Marc of St Andrews Golf Travel in setting up a once in a lifetime golf trip for 12 keen golfers. Marc’s organisational skills in setting up a 12 day trip from start to finish have been exceptional, including making sure all transport times coincided with the tee times of this large group. His attention to detail in the planning of every aspect of this trip is to be highly commended, as well as his knowledge of all things local, including restaurant recommendations. Marc was also personally onsite every day to travel with the group to each course and to ensure all went smoothly and to handle all personal requests on the day. Marc also arranged two great bespoke days of fishing and shooting (with lunch at Drumlanrig Castle) which the guys really appreciated and enjoyed! As well as being extremely professional at all times, Marc is so easy-going and friendly and I would not hesitate in recommending him and his team in helping anyone who is looking to set up the golf experience of a lifetime. Thanks Marc and SAGT – I hope that we will get the opportunity to work together again!

Reese Neyland November 2022

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Like so many others, our trip was delayed two years and rescheduled four times because of Covid. Through it all, Graeme patiently worked with us. If I emailed him he responded within a few hours. When we arrived in August 2022 we were treated to the 5 star experience we were promised - golf, hotel, transportation, etc. We even got to play The Old Course! If you want the trip of a lifetime, I wholeheartedly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel

Scott Weeks October 2022

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After almost three years, we finally made it and Graeme delivered as advertised. Just an amazing experience for all of us and a true bucket list accomplishment. Will never forget it. Thanks St Andrews Golf Travel and special thanks to Graeme for taking care of us! Well done!

Guy LeClair October 2022

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We had a group of 4 golfers from PEI, Canada that waited 3 years to get to St Andrews due to Covid. This group exceeded our expectations in many ways, form the time we stepped off the plane and were greeted by Ewan (driver) and someone i can now call a friend to Claire greeting us at the house with a gracious smile and Angus for his local expertise on golf, shopping, restaurants and pubs. St Andrews Golf Travel truly made our trip well worth it. Thanks to Marc and Graeme for all the re bookings, off the wall accommodation requests and crazy questions. These guys leave nothing unturned.

Christie Austin September 2022

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Just returned from a magical golf trip to St. Andrews, Scotland. After 2 years of Covid related cancellations, Graeme managed to arrange an incredible array of golf for the 8 of us, including a last minute booking of 2 helicopters to transport us to Muirfield! Everything went smooth as silk, with Graeme and Ewan serving as our drivers and tour guides through the week. Thank you both for making our trip so effortless, it was perfect! We especially want to thank you for arranging glorious and dry weather the entire time. If you haven’t used St. Andrews Golf Travel to assist you with your trip you NEED to!! They’re experts in everything Scotland and Ireland and have now expanded to Australia and New Zealand.

Sherry Schafer September 2022

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We began planning our Ireland golf trip with Marc at St. Andrews Golf in 2019 .... he expertly navigated us through the required cancellations. We have just returned from our 10 days and were so happy with all arrangements and planning. Our driver was with us throughout and made the transfers so easy while noting so many landmarks and history of the beautiful countryside. We will look forward to our next opportunity to use St Andrews Golf Travel and will wholeheartedly recommend.

Mark Marchetti September 2022

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I can’t emphasize enough how much I enjoyed, without exaggeration, the golf trip of a lifetime! The professionalism exhibited by Marc and Graeme, along with their attention to detail, and excellent customer service, was totally first class. Two great guys, accomplished golfers, who get it! If you’re considering a trip to the home of golf, I highly recommend St. Andrews Golf Travel!!

Chris King September 2022

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Graeme and his team put together a trip that was 100% successful, right down to the weather-no rain during golf for 6 days. Ewan shared great stories while driving us to world class golf, and the prearranged dinners were all very good. Personal attention from the team with good recommendations for our non golf days made the trip a total joy.

Craig McQuillen September 2022

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We’ve just completed a visit to St Andrews arranged by Graeme over 3 years ago and delayed by Covid. Graeme could not have been easier to deal with in the time prior to our trip and on the ground, both he and Ewan our other driver were professional, Friendly, Helpful and a great deal of fun. No stone was left unturned, our accommodation at The Fairmont was 1st class, the courses we played were tremendous & Graeme even helped a few of our party secure both Old Course times through the Ballot & a tee time at Prestwick post our official time with them. I couldn’t recommend their business highly enough, they knew all the little things that a self arranged trip may miss and never know! Thanks guys!

Mitchell Song September 2022

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Graeme helped my group for almost three years due to the delay caused by Covid-19. He was very responsive and helpful throughout. The experience at St. Andrews was exceptional, which would not have been possible without his assistance. I will be his unofficial salesman in Korea
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