Final Open Qualifying venue on six occasions

Leven Links

Leven Links is one of the very oldest links courses in Scotland with golf dating back to the mid-1800s.  Leven is thought to be the very first course in the world to feature 18 tees and 18 separate greens.  Traditional links with rolling fairways, many of which are lined by ancient sand dunes, fast putting surfaces, burns and pot bunkers. A six-time Open Championship final qualifying venue, Leven has stood the test of time and continues to host leading amateur events and international matches to this day. Whilst golf has been played at Leven since 1820, the game dates back to 1846 on parts of these links with the current configuration coming into being in 1909. The history of Leven Links is, suffice to say, long and complex but what is most important is the nature of the ground upon which it is built. Local conditions of winds and tides during prehistoric times, when sea levels were falling combined to produce a series of parallel dune ridges which give Leven Links a truly unique signature

From the start of the round, the golfer will be conscious of the fairways running along the valleys between these old dunes; it makes for superb definition and a true test of links golf as the slopes and bounces of these natural obstacles come into play throughout the round. They are most noticeable at the first (where the green sits on a ridge plateau), the second, thirteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth. Elsewhere they come into play as obstacles to be played over at holes five, seven and ten and they provide the lie to steeply sloping greens at the fourteenth, fifteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth holes. The strength of the course lies in its fine variety of quality “links” holes with undulating fairways, revetted bunkers, wonderful approaches and large true running greens that provide a stern test for even the most accomplished putter.

At the end of it all lies one of the finest finishing holes in golf where two well-struck shots are required to reach a target of quite epic proportions and slope over the yawning demonic Scoonie Burn which winds its way around the right and front of the green. Leven Links is steeped in history not least because it is the archetypal links course. With its fine bents and fescues, its humps, bumps, hollows and “wispy” rough it could be well used as the very definition of true links.

Leven Links


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Brett Ellsworth May 2022

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St Andrews Golf Travel did a marvellous job and made our trip go off flawlessly. Darren was an extra-special addition to our trip as well and you, your team, and Darren are all to be highly commended for your kindness and professionalism. You are great Ambassadors for Scotland!!

Dan Pezley May 2022

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Graeme & Marc were fantastic to work with, were all over every detail of our trip, and exceeded our expectations in every regard. I would highly recommend them.

Nate Bullen May 2022

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I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel! They did an incredible job managing the logistics of our trip, including hotels, restaurants and transfers to and from the airport and to each course. Our driver Ewan paid attention to every detail and made adjustments where needed. Graeme and his team were very responsive and helpful in planning all aspects of our trip. I will definitely use them for my next golf trip to Scotland.

Mike Levey May 2022

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Marc and Graeme went above and beyond on every level to ensure our trip was incredible! I would recommend working with them to anyone looking for a VIP Scottish golf experience! Thank you guys and look forward to working with you both again!

Charles Brown April 2022

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If you’re planning a golf trip to Scotland, England or Ireland, I highly recommend St Andrews Golf Travel. Graeme and Marc were exceptional. They helped us plan all aspects of our golf itinerary including; lodging, course selection, tee times (including guaranteed tee times for the Old Course), caddies, transportation and excursions/dinner reservations. All done professionally and seamlessly. As important, they were very responsive to all questions / issues, and flexible when we changed our plans. EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. Can’t wait for our next trip

John Czulno April 2022

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Just shortly back from our trip to St. Andrews and could not have been happier. St. Andrew’s Golf Travel did an outstanding job, second time we used them and will definitely rely on them again. We had a few personal challenges and Graeme stepped up to do what we needed to make this trip a truly memorable one. They handled everything from airport pick up, course tee times, caddies, even dining suggestions and reservations. There as not a course, caddie or dinner that did not live up to our expectations. They truly made us feel as if we were home. If golf is your thing and you have not looked in your bucket in a while, tip that thing over and start ticking off the things on the list. Make St. Andrews a number one priority and make St. Andrews Golf Travel your go to guys for a trip of a lifetime, or maybe 2 or 3 trips. I guarantee once you use their services you will be eager to return to Scotland via St Andrews Golf Travel.
Can’t wait to do it all again!

Tara Watkins April 2022

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Let me just say that this is a wonderful company to work with. Our trip was originally scheduled for June, 2020 and Marc was easy to work with regarding our options. We were given the opportunity to cancel or postpone (which we ended up doing twice). I know it was difficult to work our group into a year with the Open occurring in St. Andrews and he was great at working around our dates. All pick-ups were prompt, everything was available as discussed or communicated as soon as possible if not available. Marc was great with getting the guys around and Ewan was the absolute best driver for the non-golfers in the group. They accommodated our crazy ideas and were fun, professional, and overall great to work with. We were all sad to leave.

Jackie Lundin 2019

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INCREDIBLE. BEST IN CLASS. GENUINE. Stop your search now and book with St. Andrews Golf Travel. They provided best in class service and arrangements while my family and friends were overseas. All 6 travellers would recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing golf trip. We couldn't be more appreciative of their help to design lifelong memories.

Tom Ferry 2019

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5 stars isn't enough to describe how much Marc & Graeme pay attention. From their level of detail, hospitality, their level of connection, personalized service, transportation, hotel and dinner reservations, changes, tee times at world class golf courses, Google should add a 10 star review, because that's what they deserve. We started planning our next trip with them at dinner the last night. Whether you're going to Scotland, Ireland, Dubai, S. Africa, New Zealand, Australia... if you expect the best. You found it!

Cory Monette 2019

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We’ve been fortunate enough to use the services of St Andrews Golf Travel multiple times. Each and every time, Marc and Graeme have taken care of us like no other. Their customer service is amazing and attention to detail is incredible. They make this experience worry and hassle free. And to top it off, they are two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Absolutely amazing people providing an amazing experience.
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