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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

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Address: St Andrews, Scotland
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+44 1334 466666

The ruling authority of the game of golf that decides rules of the game,...

The ruling authority of the game of golf that decides rules of the game, organizes tournaments and serves as a private members club.

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A days visit on a beautful day

Whilst on a five day trip to Scotland my final day was a trip to St Andrews. As a long term golf fan this was a place I have always wanted to see for myself, and I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia M
Kettering, England, United Kingdom

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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on a five day trip to Scotland my final day was a trip to St Andrews. As a long term golf fan this was a place I have always wanted to see for myself, and I wasn't disappointed. It did help that the weather was the hottest day this year, with no wind what more could you want? The... More 

Thank Patricia M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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132 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Let me preface this by saying that the day we decided to come here was maybe the most miserable day as far as weather in our entire 10-day trip. It was rainy, bitterly cold, and there were gail-force winds the entire day. I'm not a golf player personally, but my dad loved golf. He passed away almost 2 years ago,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The scenery around this course is second to none. When you look from the first tee you see how amazing it must be to play on this course. The clubhouse is wonderful to look out. So rich in heritage and history. The course is beautifully manicured. The museum is across the road and the cafe provides great food and coffee.... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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114 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

When we planned our trip to Scotland we knew that St. Andrews Golf Club was a must see. Being an avid golfer, I would have loved to play but reservations are already booked until 2018. The course is a lush green and was not disappointed.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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164 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't play the Old Course but had a good walk around...links course. You must be a straight driver to enjoy playing this course & a good reader of putts....

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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A wonderful place to visit (and to play golf). It all seems so unreal, like a fairytale, like a beautiful painting. Definitely worth to be visited!

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265 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We greatly enjoyed the accessibility to see the course and talk pictures of historic golf spots. There was a club tournament going on but the marshal on 18 allowed us to go onto the course and the "bridge" and even took pictures of us.

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The most shockingly amazing part was realizing how publicly accessible the Old Course is. The tee off of the 1st hole and the 18th final hole rest side by side overlooking a crescent beach on the North Sea. A stone step way allows visitors to stroll up and take a seat to watch nervous, first-timers tee off on this historical... More 

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Katy, Texas
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Unbelievably accessible. Opportunities for pictures. Easy to walk. Good coffee shop across the street with view onto 1st tee. Shops surround with nice selection of golf merchandise. St Andrews College very close.

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South Carolina
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190 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is Mecca to a golfer and any other sportsman. We walked around and saw the club house the eighteenth hole. Awesome.

Thank rkilgo

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