St Andrews Links
Historic records show that golf has been played in St Andrews for more than 600 years although many believe the game’s origins here date back to the 12th Century. The St Andrews Links Clubhouse is situated on the edge of the Old Course which is the most famous golf course in the world of golf and the Mecca to which every golfer aspires to make pilgrimage at least once in a golfing lifetime.
Facilities for golfers include, free parking, lockers, showers, drying facilities as well as a shop and restaurant . Upstairs the Swilcan Restaurant provides stunning panoramic views over the Old Course. The lounge offers everything from fish and chips to a post-round light bite and is a popular venue for special occasions. The roof garden is a great spot for photographs offering vistas across the fabled Links.
Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh offer plenty of connections both nationally and internationally. Car Hire is available from the major firms at both airports and in the city centres. Dundee Airport offers flights from London City airport.
From Edinburgh: Take the A90 over the Forth Road Bridge which connects to the M90. Continue north until junction 8 and take the A91 following the signs to St Andrews. Journey time is approximately one hour.
From Glasgow: Take the M8 towards Edinburgh, and turn onto the A80 seven miles outside Glasgow. Continue on the M80 over the Clackmannanshire Bridge which leads to the M90 (junction 6). Head north on the M90 until junction 8. Take the A91 and follow signs to St Andrews. Journey time is approximately two hours.
Links Clubhouse & Swilcan Restaurant (Old, New & Jubilee courses)
The closest train station to St Andrews is Leuchars station, just outside the town. From here travel into St Andrews either by bus or taxi which are normally available outside the station. The journey time is approximately 10 minutes. Visit National Rail for more information.
Download and print off our handy St Andrews Links map for your trip, click here.