St. Andrews – Home of Golf Experience

Once in a Lifetime!


  • Nights 4
  • Days 5
  • Rounds of Golf 4
  • Dates Apr - Oct, 2024

Welcome to St. Andrews, the “official” Home of Golf!

There are many things we must do in life before we die but if you are a golfer, then playing a round of golf on the hallowed turf of the Old Course at St. Andrews is a must! However, the challenge is that you are not the only golfer that thinks this way. In fact, the Old Course is in great demand and with demand, access is at an absolute premium.

With 20+ years specializing in making golf dreams come true at St. Andrews, Distincte Golf, should be your first call to action. Sure, anyone can travel to St. Andrews, but if you expect to just arrive to the first tee and walk on then that would be the first of many mistakes you could make if you are not prepared.

Our Home of Golf Experience is for golfers seeking expert knowledge and assistance in securing a guaranteed tee time on the Old Course at St. Andrews. We will educate you, provide you with all of your options and based on your budget, the decision will be yours to make.

* Please note that Distincte Golf, (a division of Distincte Travel Group, LLC.) is NOT an Authorized Provider, an official status sanctioned by the St. Andrews Links Trust (the governing body for all seven courses in St. Andrews).

Not being an Authorized Provider allows our clients the ability to retain our services and expertise to source that once in a lifetime experience to the Home of Golf.

Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on four golfers sharing a twin or double occupancy

April 15, 2024 — September 7, 2024
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
St Andrews Ballot - Standard Double / Twin Room $6,995.00


  • Arrive into Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • You will be met by your driver for transfer
    • Transfer Included
  • Transfer to St. Andrews where you will check into your hotel
  • Suggested accomodations: Macdonald Rusacks Hotel or Fairmont St. Andrews
  • Once settled, you will head out to play an afternoon round on the New Course, Jubilee Course or the Castle Course (*Castle course will have a supplement)
  • Evening at your leisure
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Today you will play the Old Course at St. Andrews
    • Note: Depending on your budget is how we will secure your guaranteed tee time on the Old Course. The Ballot (daily lottery) is your alternative option but it is NOT guaranteed!
  • Remainder of day at your leisure
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Today you will play golf at the 2018 Open Championship venue, Carnoustie Golf Links
    • Transfer is included – approx. 40 mins
  • Return to St. Andrews with the remainder of the day at your leisure
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Transfer to play your final round at Kingsbarns Golf Links. This course ranks amongst our clients’ favorites of all in Scotland so we are confident that you will finish up this Home of Golf Experience with a smile on your face!
    • Transfer is included – 20 mins
  • Upon return, we have included a farewell dinner (alcohol and gratuities not included)
    • Restaurant of your base hotel
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • After breakfast, you will check out and transfer to Edinburgh Airport for your departing flight home
    • Transfer included


Rusacks Hotel at St. Andrews

4 Nights at with full Scottish breakfast daily.

Fairmont St. Andrews

4 Nights at with full Scottish breakfast daily.

Golf Courses

Jubilee Course at St. Andrews

The third championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it... More

Castle Course at St. Andrews Links Trust

The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle Course opened in 2008 becoming the seventh course at the Home of Golf and part of the largest public golfing... More

Old Course at St. Andrews

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognized across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course... More

Carnoustie Links – Championship Course

The Championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK.... More

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Our passion is to host you for a memorable round of traditional Scottish links golf. Kingsbarns Golf Links is situated 7 miles from St Andrews along 1.8 miles of... More

Fairmont St. Andrews

Rusacks Hotel at St. Andrews

Carnoustie Links – Championship Course

Kingsbarns Golf Links


  • 4 Nights Accommodations – Standard Double or Twin Room
  • 4 Rounds of Golf:
    • Jubilee or Castle Courses at St. Andrews
    • Old Course at St. Andrews
    • Carnoustie Golf Club
    • Kingsbarns Golf Links
  • Transfers to golf courses where noted in the itinerary
  • Full Scottish Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch at each Clubhouse (4x)
  • Daily transfers to and from the golf courses
  • Transfer to and from Edinburgh Airport (one vehicle each way)
  • Souvenir photo book of golfers playing Old Course
  • All local taxes and service fees
  • Dedicated on-site representative throughout your stay

Not Included

  • All flights both local and international
  • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
  • All caddies and carts not indicated in itinerary
  • All meals, drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • Transfers where not included
  • All items of a personal nature


Before You Travel

  • All golfers playing the Old Course must be in possession of a valid handicap certificate showing a handicap of 24 or less for men and 36 or less for ladies.
  • A minimum of 4 golfers are required to make a booking.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • quality rain suit, pants and jacket is a MUST!  Zero Restriction and FootJoy are quality brands.  If you do not own such apparel, it is expensive and note, you get what you pay for. So purchase wisely as you’ll be thankful you have it if you get a good lashing!
  • Rain gloves – a must when playing in the rain.  They come in pairs and for good reason.  A wet hand on a wet grip will only result in tears as your ball, and maybe your club too, will undoubtedly end up in the fescue.
  • A good ski hat – yes, not what you typically think of for golf but because most courses are on the ocean, the water temps are still only in the upper 50’s to 60 degrees. Combine these factors with some wind blowing onshore and then throw in some rain and it is a recipe for being miserable.  A nice warm hat that can cover your ears could be your best friend.
  • A proper golf umbrella – a must as normal summer weather means intermittent showers that come and go throughout a 4 hour round.  You can generally see what is coming so instead of changing in and out of rain gear, you can use a good sturdy wind-resistant umbrella to shelter you until the shower passes.

Now, what about sunshine?  Yes, they do have it in Scotland and when it comes out especially in the late spring and summer months, it can be quite warm to hot.  Therefore, a few pair of golf shorts are in order. Golfers have been known to wear shorts under their rain pants simply because the extremes from shower to sunshine can be very dramatic – so this is sometimes the best approach.

All in all, these are the best tips to best prepare you for what we hope is a memorable experience golfing in Scotland.

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