Old Course Ballot - Despite its overwhelming popularity, the Old Course still upholds the tradition of a ballot (lottery) drawn two days ahead of play (except for Sundays and tournament days). This enables golfers who haven’t secured one of our guaranteed Old Course packages the opportunity to play the Old Course during their visit. This reflects the public spirit of St Andrews Links and its commitment to staying as open and accessible to all golf lovers. St Andrews Golf Travel will enter you in The Old Course ballot on all available days you are in St Andrews. Please note that tee times are not guaranteed and the ballot process is a pure lottery. Results will be known at 5pm, two days before your requested date of play
SINGLE GOLFERS - Single golfers with suitable handicaps who wish to play the Old Course without an existing tee time should check in at the Old Pavilion on the day of play and the staff will do their best to join them with a two or three-ball group. With patience, this can be successful but there are no guarantees.