About The St Andrews Golf Week


The St Andrews Golf Week is a twice annual event for amateur golfers from all over the world

What Is The St Andrews Golf Week?

The St Andrews Golf Week is a twice annual event for amateur golfers and is held in St Andrews “The Home of Golf”. The St Andrews Golf Week was established in 1974 and continues to attract golfers from all over the world. In 2016, there were golfers from over twenty different countries including USA, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Netherlands, Brazil, Scotland, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, France and England.

Who Can Attend The St Andrews Golf Week?

The St Andrews Golf Week is open to any amateur golfer. Golf on the Old Course, St Andrews is restricted to golfers with handicaps of 24 for men and 36 for ladies. Golfers with handicaps outside these limits will be offered alternative golf on this day.

Can Non-Golfers Attend The St Andrews Golf Week?

Non-golfers are most welcome to join the Golf Week. There are non-golfing activities during the week which are detailed in the daily schedule. Non-golfers are also welcome to attend all prize giving dinners and evening events. Non-golfers receive a reduction of £750.00.

How Many Attend The St Andrews Golf Week?

The St Andrews Golf Week is restricted to 80 golfers for the April Event and 40 golfers for the October Event. There are no restrictions on the number of non-golfers.

What Is The Competition Format?

There are daily competitions some of which are individual and some of which are teams. There are prizes for both men and ladies when it is an individual competition. Please click here for full details regarding the daily competition format.

Is Transport Included In The Cost?

Airfares are not included. Transport from all hotels to all golf courses and the St Andrews Links Golf Academy is included. St Andrews is a relatively small town and everything is within walking distance from the hotels (shops, restaurants, bars, local attractions). Transfers from arrival airports are available, please contact us for more information and prices.

How Much Tuition From The PGA Professionals Will I Receive?

Our Scottish PGA Professionals for the April Golf Week are Jim Farmer and Jamie Carver while Jamie is the sole Pro in the October event. The professionals are available for tuition throughout the week in the mornings and afternoons from the Monday to the Friday. Participants are free to attend as much or as little as they like and at their own convenience. (Please note Monday and Friday tuition is morning only due the tee times).

Are Caddies And Pull Carts Available At The Golf Courses?

Both caddies and pull carts are available at all the courses. Below are details regarding the costs involved.
Kingsbarns Golf Links: Caddie Fee: £55.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: Complimetary
The Castle Course, St Andrews: Caddie Fee: £50.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: £5.00
The Jubilee Course, St Andrews: Caddie Fee: £50.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: £5.00
The New Course, St Andrews: Caddie Fee: £50.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: £5.00
The Old Course, St Andrews: Caddie Fee: £50.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: £5.00
(Pull carts are only available on the Old Course after 12 noon unless there are no caddies available. If there are no caddies available, pull carts may be used prior to 12 noon).

Can I Add Additional Nights Or Additional Golf During My Stay?

Many Golf Week participants arrive in advance of the event and many stay on after the event has finished. We are happy to arrange accommodation, golf or sightseeing for those wishing to extend their stay in Scotland. You may wish to stay in St Andrews for longer or visit one of Scotland’s many other great golfing regions. We can also arrange additional golf if you would like to play 36 holes in one day during the event.

I Am A Travel Agent, Can I Book Space For My Clients?

We welcome any bookings from travel agents. Please contact us for details.

How Do I Go About Booking My Place On The St Andrews Golf Week?

To secure your place on the St Andrews Golf Week, you must either complete the reservation form which can be downloaded on the book my place page or complete in the multi step “Book My Place” online form. If you complete the downloadable reservation form, once we have received your form, the required deposits will be charged and confirmation of your reservation will be sent to you. If you choose to use our online form, once we receive this, we will contact you with a payment form which you must complete and we will then process payment for the required deposits.

How Much Does The St Andrews Golf Week Cost?

Prices for The St Andrews Golf Week differ according to which hotel you wish to stay in and room category you choose. For a full list of prices, please click here.

Payment Procedures

A deposit of £500.00 per person is required upon booking.
The balance for the 2017 October Event is due on the 1st August 2017.
The balance for the 2018 April Event is due on the 1st February 2018.
The balance for the 2018 October Event is due on the 1st August 2018.

Cancellations

Cancellation fees will be made in accordance with the following schedule:
60 days or more prior to the commencement of the event, £500 per person will apply;
59 – 28 days prior to the commencement of the tour, 50% of the total event cost;
28 – 0 days prior to the commencement of the tour, total event cost non-refundable.

Travel Insurance

We always recommend that our clients take out Travel Insurance at the point of booking and further information regarding this can be found here.

Terms & Conditions

The Terms & Conditions for The St Andrews Golf Week can be found here.


PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

The St Andrews Golf Week has been attracting golfers from all over the world for almost 40 years. The graphic below shows all the countries that have been represented over the years.

 

St Andrews Golf Week Participating Countries

 


We had the most fantastic time! Truly, these are memories Bob and I will relive over and over again. We have brought back with us lots of moments to remember. I am still mourning the departure from St Andrews and missing you folks from Links Golf St Andrews and the friends we made last week.

Susan & Bob Young, USA (Participants 2009)