Some way off I know but I am planning a trip to the 2015 Open at St Andrews and want to combine it with a few rounds of golf. I'm thinking it's going to cost an arm and a leg to stay and play in St Andrews itself so am looking for suggestions on where we should base ourselves (a maximum of 8 but possibly only 2) to enjoy the Open itself and some decent golf (links and parkland). I guess we would be prepared to travel around 30 miles to get into the Open itself. We would be prepared to pay a reasonable amount for the golf but are unlikely to stretch to Kingsbarns prices!!