St Andrews Links

Eden Clubhouse,

St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF

  • Office

    +44 (0)1334 466 718
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1334 466 666
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1334 479 555
  • Golf pro

    Steve North (Director of Instruction - St Andrews Links Golf Academy)
  • Academy

    St Andrews Links Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links course. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Donald Steel

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
5620
5004
4705
Par
69
69
68
SSS or slope
66
63
67

At the same location:

18-hole courses of St Andrews Links: Old Course (par-72; 6,721 yds from the back tees; even longer from Championship tees used for pro events); New course (par-71; 6,625 yds); Jubilee course (par-72; 6,742 yds); Eden course (par-70; 6,250 yds); Strathtyrum course (par-69; 5,620 yds) and Castle course (par-72; 6,759 yds; located on the other side of the city). St Andrews Links is also home to the 9-hole Balgove course (par-30; 1,520 yds).

Location

Latitude:

56.349665

Longitude:

-2.817381

How to get there:

1 mile NW of St Andrews

From the A91 at western edge of St Andrews (first roundabout as you arrive in St Andrews), turn left direction Hotel / Golf Courses. After 300 yards turn right direction Golf. After 800 yards Eden Clubhouse is on your left.

St Andrews Links (Strathtyrum Course)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1993

St Andrews Links (Strathtyrum Course): Furthest from the sea and shortest of the 18-hole layouts in St Andrews, the relatively compact Strathtyrum course is still capable of giving your game a good workout (especially for mid and higher handicappers). This enjoyable layout is worth a visit, prior to taking on the challenges of St Andrews' more demanding championship layouts.

On relatively flattish terrain close to the western approach road into St Andrews, Donald Steel has created a very pleasant course incorporating many fine links golf features. Gorse bushes and occasional pockets of fir trees will need to be factored into your course management on some holes. Plenty of mounding around the putting surfaces requires the greens are approached with good iron-play, following accurate driving from the tee.

Although water hazards are scarce and the 15 or so bunkers lack the ferocity of those on St Andrews' more revered courses, there's enough challenges here to test your game. The greens on the Strathtyrum are home to all manner of slopes and borrows, not least on three double-greens, that resonate with those on the revered Old Course.

List of courses: Home of Golf

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. No handicap limit.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-April thru' mid-Oct) on St Andrews Links courses (all days): Old course £295; Castle £160; New £130; Jubilee £130; Strathyrum £45; Balgove £15.

Contact club for full details, discounts, 3-day and 7-day unlimited golf tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Players generally walk this course. This is a walking course; golf carts only available for medical reasons and for over-65s.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Strathtyrum course takes its name from the adjacent Strathtyrum Estate, from which the land for the course was purchased.

Where2Stay

  • Rusacks Hotel4-star

    Pilmour Links, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JQ

    +44 (0)870 400 8128

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    Located alongside and overlooking the 18th fairway of The Old Course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Dukes course); Fairmont St Andrews (Devlin and Torrance courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Kingsbarns; Crail; Ladybank; Scotscraig; Lundin; Leven.

  • Hotel du Vin St Andrews4-star

    40 The Scores, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AS

    +44 (0)1334 472 611

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    Following a significant refurbishment and extension from 22 to 40 rooms, the Hotel du Vin St Andrews (formerly St Andrews Golf Hotel) now boasts a new and contemporary interior design inside this spacious Victorian townhouse. The views over St Andrews Bay and beaches are as spectacular as ever. In its quiet terrace location near the Promenade, this stylish, boutique hotel offers underground parking, external courtyard, whisky sampling room and wine cellar, as well as the famous student bar Ma Bells.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Dukes course); The Castle Course; Fairmont St Andrews (Devlin and Torrance courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Kingsbarns; Crail (Balcomie and Craighead links); Ladybank; Scotscraig; Lundin; Leven; Elie.

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