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“A must for golfers”

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
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Owner description: The ruling authority of the game of golf that decides rules of the game, organizes tournaments and serves as a private members club.
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Even if you are only a sometime golfer, there is something special about going back to the birthplace of golf. The gift shop is large and items are generally expensive, but you can pick up a golf hat for about $32. If you want to say you played the course, you can go on the putting green and play 9 holes for just one British pound. You get the chance to experience the rolling greens. We tried going into thee restaurant, but it was so busy, they were limiting it to golfers. However, right near by we went to the golf museum cafe which was quite good.

1  Thank James S
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a must see for any golfers. My family and husband play golf so it was always going to be on the agenda. Gift shop very expensive!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

St Andrews Golf Course is where golf was originated and known as the home of golf. Golfers come from around the world to play in this prestigious golf course. It was also named after St Andrew. Outstanding place with great views and great golf shops with wonderful merchandise. The greens are amazingly well kept (they better be for the price). My husband was so excited to be here - he's a golfer. He had to walk on the little bridge that the famous golfers walked (I am not a golfer so I just got a kick out of him being so excited...lol). Everything seems to be "members only" even the empty benches outside. Oh well!!!!

Thank Olena S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

St Andrews is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle, and the town is known worldwide as the "home of golf". This is in part because the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, exercises legislative authority over the game worldwide except in the USA. Visitors travel to St Andrews in great numbers for several golf courses ranked amongst the finest in the world, as well as for the sandy beaches and cliffs overlooking the sea. Remember the movies Chariots of Fire --- That was filmed with the athletes running on the beach at St Andrews.

We had about 2 hours to walk the town (population of around 15,000) of three main streets and one picturesque street along the water. This is a university town and most of the students are away on break.

Cost to play St Andrews runs around 185 Pounds during the peak season / 120 Pounds during the shoulder season and 80 pounds during the winter season.

Lueckes is the closest rail station to St Andrews (about 6 miles away) and you just get a cab to take you the rest of the way.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had to visit even though we don't play golf. A very impressive attraction and enjoyed walking around the courses. The gift shop was very expensive though.

Thank SandyFord16
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