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Golf Carts in Scotland

Most of the traditional links courses in Scotland were not built with golf carts in mind and as a result, very few offer the option to take a cart. This is mainly from a health and safety reasons as the undulating fairways, deep bunkers and the close proximity to the water’s edge make for a challenging ride! However, if you are unable to walk a full 18 holes for medical reasons then many courses do have a limited number of carts which can be taken by those golfers who can provide St Andrews Golf Travel a medical certificate in advance. These are allocated on a first come first served basis in the event there are no registered disabled golfers playing. In this instance, a caddie driver may be required to drive the cart to ensure the safe navigation of the vehicle.

Below is a summary of what is available at many of the top links courses

  • Kingsbarns – Carts are only available to those with medical certificates and must be driven by a caddie.
  • Dumbarnie – Carts are only available to those with medical certificates and must be driven by a caddie.
  • Carnoustie – No carts
  • The Old Course – Golfers who are registered disabled with a permanent condition of disability may request a cart for use on the Old Course. Available April to October only. Driven by a qualified caddie driver. The cart is provided free but the appropriate caddie fee is payable. Disability documentation should be provided at time of booking
  • The Castle Course – Carts may be taken by seniors over the age of 65 or golfers with a medical certificate, subject to availability
  • Muirfield – There are only 2 carts available. Medical certificate required
  • Gullane – No carts
  • North Berwick – No carts
  • Prestwick – Due to the terrain, there are only 2 carts available. Medical certificate is required and a caddie to drive the cart
  • Royal Troon – Limited availability of carts
  • Turnberry – Medical certificate must be provided on booking. Pool of 10 available. Caddie driver required
  • Western Gailes – 4 carts available
  • Cabot Highlands – Have 2 carts and golfers need a medical certificate and caddie driver
  • Royal Dornoch – Medical certificate required
  • Cruden Bay – No carts
  • Royal Aberdeen – Have 2 carts. Medical certificate is required and a caddie to drive the cart
  • Gleneagles – Carts are only freely available on the PGA Championship Course unless golfer has a medical certificate. A caddie must drive the cart on the King’s and Queen’s courses

Please note that all of the above information is subject to change

Golf Carts Scotland

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Carl McCreath August 2023

First class start to finish. We had a couple curve balls with flight delays etc.. and the St Andrews Golf Travel team adapted and ensured our trip stayed on track. Thoughtful hosts, excellent accommodations, and impeccable service. Can't wait to come back and enjoy their hospitality again.

Kuo Tong August 2023

Our group of 8 played 4 rounds in St Andrews in Aug 2023. So many great posts already about the professionalism, dedication, and service provided by the St Andrews Golf Travel team it's challenging to offer a different take. Everything was a 5 star experience. Thank you Graeme, Marc, and the rest of the team. We'll be back!

Brandon Carroll August 2023

Graeme and Marc are absolutely wonderful. We planned an 8-man trip to Scotland and every detail was perfect. Their service was impeccable. After meeting several other similar groups on Troon and St. Andrews, we felt very fortunate to have conducted our trip with St. Andrews Golf Travel. Every detail was carefully curated and all coordination, transportation and accommodations were flawless. I can't thank them enough and we are already looking forward to an Ireland trip with them.

Michael Roth August 2023

Incredible! from my very first inquiry over two years ago until the completion of our trip on 8/13/2023 Graeme, Marc and St Andrews Golf Travel are 5 stars. Graeme would always follow-up within an hour or two even though the time difference was 5 hours. He planned every single detail of the trip and it was exactly as he said it would be. The golf was incredible, stayed at great places, ate incredible food and had a wonderful driver in Andy. I wouldn't or consider anybody else for our next golf trip across the pond! Graeme/Marc Thank you both and Cheers

Jon Argabrite August 2023

Loved the company, Loved the Golf, Loved the history, Loved the town, loved the people in Scotland. Marc and the representatives of St Andrews Golf Travel were wonderful. I highly recommend booking through St Andrews Golf Travel.

John Shipka August 2023

These guys are the best. They got us on great golf courses, great tee times, and fantastic accommodations. Do not consider any other company for a golf trip!

Brian O'Connor August 2023

This was the 5th time I’ve been to St Andrew’s for a golf trip, 4th time organizing a trip for 8 golfers, including myself. Covid canceled our original trip, so pushed back to July 2024!
Not only did Marc stick with us, he made the trip even better! I’m located in Scottsdale Arizona and Marc was always there for us and went way and beyond any other tour operator I’ve ever worked with. Hotel was close to Old course and Angus was a great host. Newly refurbished rooms & Fantastic breakfast at Bibi’s cafe to start our days. 5 of the lads had never been before and guaranteed Old course time didn’t disappoint. Marc secured all requested courses and was even able to move tee time back for our final round at Dumbarnie. Thanks again St Andrews Golf Travel.
If your looking for a tour company, look no farther than St Andrews Golf Travel!

Barry Hill August 2023

A big thank you to Graeme and the team at St. Andrews Golf Travel. The trip was perfectly planned and executed and our group of 4 college buddies had the trip of a lifetime. Thanks for taking care of us!!

Scott Bauccio July 2023

1-10. 10 being the highest. 12!

Todd Schaap July 2023

Marc and his crew executed the bucket list golf trip of a lifetime. It could not have gone any better. Thanks again!!