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 2018, 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 £900.00.
HOW MANY ATTEND THE ST ANDREWS GOLF WEEK?
The St Andrews Golf Week is restricted to 80 golfers for the April Event and 36 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). More information regarding transport during the week can be found here. 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). Click here for more information.
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: £55.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: £5.00
The Jubilee Course, St Andrews: Caddie Fee: £55.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: £5.00
The New Course, St Andrews: Caddie Fee: £55.00 plus gratuity, Pull Carts: £5.00
The Old Course, St Andrews: Caddie Fee: £55.00 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 complete the reservation form which can be downloaded on the Book My Place page. Once you have completed and sent us your reservation form and we have received your form, the required deposits will be charged and confirmation of your reservation will be sent to you. Book your place on the St Andrews Golf Week today.
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 options and prices, please click here.
A deposit of £1500.00 per person is required upon booking.
The balance is due on or before the 1st December 2019 for the 2020 April Event.
The balance is due on or before the 1st June 2020 for the 2020 October Event.
Cancellation fees will be made in accordance with the following schedule:
120 days or more prior to the commencement of the tour, £1500 per person will apply;
119 – 0 days prior to the commencement of the tour, total tour cost non-refundable.
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.
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.
“Steve and I want to thank Mark, Sarah and the Links Golf crew for another absolutely unforgettable experience. This was our second time attending the event and can’t wait to come back again. On a scale of 1 to 10, Golf Week is an 11+. Its a first class international event. Everything is taken care of for you. From the organized events (Jigger Inn night is so much fun), to tee times and transporting us to/from the courses. If you are looking for a “once in a lifetime” trip to St Andrews, Golf Week is for you.”
“Sarah, I was telling a friend last evening about the great trip we made to Scotland and what a fantastic event you all hosted. You all are the best, not a thing was missed. I tell people to imagine what an “over-the-top-awesome” golf trip to Scotland would be like, that was what this was. Thanks you for all your efforts. My best to Mark and the rest of your team.”
“First of all, this is to express my most sincere appreciation to you for your hospitality during The Golf Week. It was great fun. I enjoyed thoroughly every day of the week. I was impressed very much by your excellent management of the Golf Week and sheer hard work. I understand I was the oldest age participant, but I was very happy to play every day pleasantly at the Home of Golf.”
“Just a quick note to pass on my thanks to you and the team. Without doubt, I (and the rest of our group) had a great time, everything was fantastic, from your operations, logistics, team and hotel, oh and well done on the weather front too! Please pass on my regards and praise to the team at Links Golf.”
“Dear Friends & Links Golf, Just arrived in our city in Argentina and we want to express our sincere thanks for making our trip to St Andrews a week of fantastic golf. Being able to play in St Andrews was a dream with perfect organisation, first class hotels and superlative attention. Everybody made us feel very welcome. Thank you very much for everything. Undoubtedly a wonderful experience and we hope to repeat. Our sincere greetings.”
“This is just to say thank you very much for an outstanding week of golf. Your team at Links Golf are true professionals. The week was professionally handled and organized. Have to say, that I am already thinking of doing it again next year.”
“Both Phyllis, and especially I would be available as a shining endorsement of the St. Andrews Golf Week. The only thing I would change regarding our week at St. Andrews would be some of my fluffed golf shots. We speak in nothing but superlatives of every aspect of the experience. It is our sincere hope that it was not a “once in a life time experience”, returning to the beauty as well as charm of St. Andrews, the warmth of the Scottish people, and the incredible efficiency of Links Golf of St. Andrews. Thank you seems insufficient.”
“On behalf of Chris, Rob, Ross and myself, many thanks and congratulations to you, Mark and the Links Golf team for the fantastic Golf Week. Our expectations for Golf Week were high; by a wide margin they were exceeded. The attention to detail, the personalized service, and all of the little extras and surprises provided by Links Golf made Golf Week very special, indeed unforgettable. We plan to return in 2020.”
“On behalf of Rob and myself I would like to thank you, Mark, Jamie and all the team for making the October 2018 golf week so memorable. Your organisation was faultless and the help and consideration of all the team to even the most minor request was fantastic. But, what impressed us most was that you kept surprising us with extra events and touches. In an era when most companies under-deliver against what they advertise your Company does the complete opposite. Brilliant. We will have no hesitation in recommending the week to anyone who is interested in enjoying the St Andrews experience. Kind regards. Paul. PS. And you arranged the weather as well. Can’t wait to see to photos posted on your site.”
“Just a quick note to say Thank You to yourself and all of the Links Golf team for another wonderful week at St. Andrews. I can’t believe we had such good weather especially on the Old Course. That was very special. I really enjoyed the day. Thank you again. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to Mark and all the team. All the best.”
“What a fantastic week. Who would have thought it could get better than the 2 previous trips. I cannot thank the team at Links Golf enough, your combined efforts are awesome and you ensure that we have a sensational week. Please pass on my sincere thanks to all the team at Links Golf. Kind Regards,”
“Words cannot describe the wonderful experience I had attending the St Andrews Golf Week. You, Mark, Ross, the entire team (Andrew, Cameron, Kenny) are amazing – it is difficult to come back to reality. With sincere appreciation for your service excellence, attention to detail and follow up.”
“I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for organizing such a wonderful Golf Week. The attention to every details (such as snacks and soup at the half way house and hand warmers), the passion and very warm smile and service from all of your staff, and many special highlights such as the the Scottish band performance, and many others, made this trip one of my best golf trip I ever had. Definitely this is an event that any golfers around the world should not miss, and I definitely want to come again and recommend to my friends. Great job for the team and hope that you will continue to host such event continuously with your great passion and Scottish hospitality.”