2024 Golfing Experiences

Golfing in St. Andrews, Scotland | How To Book | Lessons | Explore Golf Courses

The Global Wellness Summit is pleased to offer registered delegates a wide selection of special, curated golf experiences in St. Andrews, Scotland. This town is known as the “Home of Golf” as it is where golf was first played in the 15th century, with the 18-hole course established at the famous Old Course in 1764.

Golfing in St. Andrews

There are plenty of options for golfing in St. Andrews with 10 courses nearby. Only the Old Course requires a handicap. Please note that due to its overwhelming popularity, the Old Course still upholds the tradition of a ballot (lottery) drawn two days ahead of play (except for Sundays and tournament days). This enables visiting golfers to have the opportunity to play the Old Course during their visit.

How To Book

Tee times at golf courses in St. Andrews can be booked directly at the contact information provided below or through the Old Course Hotel’s Golf Services department by emailing [email protected]. All registered Summit delegates, including those not staying at the Old Course Hotel, are invited to reach out to this Golf Services department regarding any golf enquiries.

Because the Old Course ballot is quite complicated, it is recommended that the hotel’s Golf Services department submits the entries for all delegates, especially if you are planning to enjoy your tee time with colleagues and friends (see detailed information further below with the course listing).

Please note that there will be a slightly reduced rate for play during the winter, and we will post the new rates for all courses as soon as they are announced.

Club Rental

Delegates can choose from a variety of Titleist and Callaway branded clubs to rent from the Old Course Hotel’s Golf Services department. Rentals are £45 (US$57) per set/per day and can be booked by emailing [email protected].

Golf Lessons

The Duke’s Golf Academy at St. Andrews offers comprehensive golf teaching services. First-class facilities include a driving range, putting green and chipping and bunker area. Lesson and course types are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to more experienced players and include a variety of coaching classes.  To find out more please contact [email protected].


Explore Golf Courses in St. Andrews


The historic Old Course is widely recognized as the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world, established in 1400. From the moment you arrive on the first tee you feel as if you have rewound the clock back to the time when this great game was created. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognized across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status, it remains a public golf course, open to all.Host to Open Championships on 30 occasions, most recently the 150th Open in 2022, the Old Course is the ultimate bucket list golf course in the world.

Play on the Old Course is decided by a daily ballot, which is drawn two days ahead of play. The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa provides an Old Course Ballot entry service for hotel guests & delegates (provided all players meet the handicap criteria). Please note that the ballot system is a lottery and offers no guarantees of gaining a tee time, as demand to play this course is very high. Entries are accepted from now for any date this year. The entries don’t get officially submitted until two days before play, however all golfer’s details are logged in their books. The cut off is 2pm two days prior to the day of play. However, it is recommended to submit details to the team once you know the preferred date of play. Please note to not submit several applications for the same time slot since duplicate entries will be disqualified. You will receive an email with the results at approximately 5pm two days prior to the day you have entered for. If you wish to enter the Old Course Ballot, email: [email protected] and please provide the date(s) you would like to be entered and the following information for each player in your group: full names (minimum of two golfers), official handicap and home golf clubs.

An official Handicap certificate is required for play on the Old Course (Gents max 36, Ladies max 36).

Please note this course will not be open for play on 3rd and 4th November 2024.

Website: www.standrews.com
2024 Green Fee: £320 (US$400) per person
Caddie Fee: £65 (US$82)+ gratuity
Email to book: [email protected]


The natural heathland setting amongst established trees, gorse and heather forms a unique golf experience. First laid out in 1995, the panoramic views over the town of St. Andrews and the Bay beyond are stunning. The thrill of the tactical design of risk-and-reward golf is subtly threaded through 18 holes to suit every level of player.

Now a part of the prestigious collection of Kohler championship golf courses which includes Whistling Straits, The Duke’s offers world-class service alongside one of the most manicured golf experiences in St. Andrews. Facilities include: Clubhouse bar and restaurant, a fully stocked pro shop, driving range, short game area, par-3 loop and a fleet of GPS golf buggies.

Please let the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa know your preferred date(s), time(s), and the number of golfers in your group, and they can directly book you a tee time (with discounted rates for hotel guests as well as Summit delegates).

Website: www.thedukescourse.co.uk
2024 Green Fee: £185 (US$233)
(reduced fee for Old Course Hotel guests and 2024 Summit delegates)
Email to book: [email protected]


Located just 7 miles from the Old Course Hotel, this Kyle Phillips designed course opened in 2000. The beautiful Kingsbarns delivers in every aspect.

>Co-host to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and host to Ricoh British Women’s Open in 2017, it is a fine example of the new wave of links golf. The golf course hugs the Fife coast and boasts some very picturesque holes while remaining playable for all level of golfers.

Golf has been enjoyed over the links land of Kingsbarns beginning in 1793. Attired in their blue coats, the Kingsbarns men met for their spring and autumn meetings to challenge for the society’s medals on the links.

Please note the last day of the season for Kingsbarns is November 4, 2024.

Website: www.kingsbarns.com
2024 Green Fee: £418 (US$527) per person
Caddie Fee: £65 (US$82) + gratuity
Email to book: [email protected]
Kingsbarns Links Golf Course Closure: 4th November 2024


Located 12 miles from the Old Course Hotel, Scotland’s newest golf course offers a great variety of holes with a mile and a half of sea frontage with panoramic views out to the Firth of Forth.

Designed in 2020 by Clive Clark, it incorporates three potentially drivable par-4s and features several ‘risk and reward’ holes. This course is designed to inspire rather than intimidate golfers and is one not to be missed. Total yardage for the course varies from 5,300 to 6,900 yards.

Please note the last day of the season for Dumbarnie is October 28, 2024.

Website: www.dumbarnielinks.com
2024 Green Fee: £299 (US$377) per person
Caddie Fee: £65 (US$82) + gratuity
Email to book: [email protected]


With seven golf courses, St. Andrews Links is the largest public golf complex in Europe. Golf courses included are: Castle Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course and Balgove Course. Please view the website and reach out to the organization directly to book your tee time.

Please note the last day of the season for the Castle Course is November 4, 2024.

Website: www.standrews.com
2024 Green Fee: £140 (US$177) – £170 (US$214) per person
Caddie Fee: £65 (US$82) + gratuity


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