Old Course Tee Times

Demand continues to grow each year for play on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Given the course's unmatched historical significance, it is no surprise that golfers from every corner of the globe endeavor to obtain a tee time. It is also not surprising therefore that supply always far outweighs demand.

There are several ways to play the Old Course on a guaranteed and non-guaranteed (ballot) basis. You can apply for a direct time however these are usually sold out well in advance, sometimes more than twelve months prior. One of the easiest ways is booking through a tour operator. A selection of tour operators receive an allocation of tee times which they package up and sell as part of a longer tour (normally at least five to six nights). Another way is to take advantage of the daily ballot which, when utilized appropriately as part of a tour schedule, can allow for good odds at playing the Old Course.