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The Swilcan Bridge

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The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of Golf. The bridge was originally built over 700 years ago so shepherds could move their flock across the Swilcan Burn which meanders through what is now the 1st and 18th...more
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The Old Course | St Andrews Links, St Andrews KY16 9JB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This truly is the home of golf, the course, the bridge, the beach, it's all just laid out right in front of you with so much history. The bridge is just a quick walk off of the road, easy to see, easy to get to...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Standing on this bridge and having our picture taken was the highlight of our round of golf on The Old Course.

Thank rebel1216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lifetime planning, I finally made it to The Home of Golf when on a golfing endurance test for a month in Ireland and Scotland. Was successful in the ballot twice but so wet and wild on Saturday I was more interested in finishing...More

Thank RL1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only did I get to play St, Andrews, but I got to play with my best golfing buddy and friend. His wife & my Girlfriend took pictures of us both on Swilcan Bridge together in glee.

Thank divotcas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cost 188 pounds to play, had a good day for golf only rained on the last 3 holes. Hardest part of the course is the greens and getting use to the roll. Felt like a pro was putting for eagle on the 9th hole.,yes correct...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iconic and pretty! Open to public on Sunday's. It's a must-do! Make the golfers in your facebook feed very jealous ;)

Thank TMlovedit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to St. Andrews in part to be sure to get a picture taken on the bridge. It was very easy to do, you just need to respect the golfers that are out when you do it.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most famous scenes in golf. Anyone and everyone who enjoy golf should get a photo snapped on the bridge, with the famous St. Andrews view In The background.

Thank TN-Squire-in-ATL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You are walking on precious ground here. Best going on a Sunday as the course is open to walkers. Makes for an amazing photo with the 18th in the background. Special place for any golf fan.

Thank GuidoScotland
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I've seen this bridge so often on televised golf events that it was surreal to finally see it in person. It crosses the stream about halfway down the 18th fairway at the Old Course at St Andrews. We ran out before a group finished putting...More

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5 August 2018|
Response from StAndrewsLinks | Property representative |
Hello, No, there is no strict dress policy at the Links.
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Response from christosorl | Reviewed this property |
No there is not.
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Response from Chiz1098r | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk out to that area. There is normally a group of people trying to get the same snap.