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The Old Course at St. Andrews Links is thought to be the oldest golf course in the world. The Old Course itself has a great deal of history to it is uncertain when golf was first played on these lands. There is a great deal of conflicting evidence regarding this, however it is clear that golfers have played on this course for over 600 years, with the exception of a 45 year period when golf was banned from 1457 to 1502.



The Old Course is located in Fife, Scotland and is one of seven golf courses on the Links. There are many special rules and traditions with The Old Course including the fact that on Sundays the course is closed in order to give the grass time to rest. On this day the course is opened up to the people of Fife to use as a park. The only exceptions to the Sunday rule are when the Open Championships, Dunhill Links Championships, Ricoh Womens Championships, or St Andrews Links Trophy and the St Rule Trophy are being played.

The Old Course is highly regarded by professional and every day golfers worldwide and it has held the Open Championships more times than any other golf course in the world. In total the Open Championships have been held on this course 27 times and it is set to hold them again in 2010.

The Old Course is one that serious golfers from around the world dream they will one day have the opportunity to play on. As it has many unique features that will only be found at this specific location including its distinctive double greens and the fact that it can be played in two different directions. In general the course is played anti clockwise with the exception of three days during the first week in April.

The fact that the Old Course at St. Andrews is still a public course may be why it attracts so many visitors to it each year. Along with the fact that so many professional golfers consider this particular course to be one of the hardest yet best courses they have ever played on. In fact when Tiger Woods won his very first Open Championship at The Old Course he claimed that the course was his favourite.

In addition to its famous playing grounds, on the property lays the R&A Club house, a historic castle like building whose members are responsible for governing and organizing the Open Championships. It is often assumed that this club owns the Old Course however in reality there are many different clubs that have the privilege to play on this course, and it is open to the general public as well.

St Andrews Bay Golf Resort and Spa Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor sits proudly amidst the rugged, coastal landscape of the North Sea whilst commanding spectacular views of the Bay's golden beaches and medieval St Andrews. The Resort boasts a luxurious 5 star hotel with 209 guestrooms designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Experience 520 acres of rolling landscape with two magnificent golf courses and an array of outdoor pursuits from quad biking to coastal hikes. For a more tranquil experience, the hotel's European style spa rejuvenates both body and soul.

Old Course Hotel Golf Resort and Spa. Old Station Road, St. Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel. Voted one of the Top Golfing Hotels in the world, Rusacks overlooks the 1st tee and the 18th green of the famous Old Course in St. Andrews. Visit Rusacks Golf club where our Golf Manager will help you make the most of your stay at this golfing mecca in St Andrews. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Five Pilmour Place. 5 Pilmour Place, St. Andrews KY16 9HZ, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Rufflets Country House Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor is a turreted Mansion set in magnificent gardens 1 1/2 miles from the 'home of golf'. Privately owned and managed by the same family since 1952, the house retains a private home ambience with elegantly proportioned public rooms and individually styled and decorated bedrooms. Visit local galleries, craft and antique shops, historic houses and gardens. Enjoy coastal walks or play golf on 15 local course.

Albany Hotel, 56 North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9AH, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Ardgowan Hotel, 2 Playfair Terrace, North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Ashleigh House Hotel, 37 St. Mary St, St. Andrews, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Aslar Guest House, 230 North St., St. Andrews KY16 9AF, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Balrymonth Bed and Breakfast, 6 Balrymonth Court, St. Andrews KY16 8XT, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Bell Craig Guest House, 8 Murray Park, St. Andrews, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Burness House, Murray Park, St. Andrews, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Cameron Guest House, 11 Murray Park, St. Andrews KY16 9AP, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Castlemount Bed and Breakfast, 2 The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Doune House Bed and Breakfast, 5 Murray Place, St. Andrews KY16 9AP, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Drumoig Hotel and Golf Course, Drumoig, Leuchars, St. Andrews KY16 OBE, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The Dunvegan Hotel, 7 Pilmour Place | North Street, St. Andrews, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Eleven Queens Gardens, St. Andrews, KY16 9TA, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Glenderran Guest House, 9 Murray Park, St. Andrews KY16 9AW, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Hazelbank Hotel, 28 The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Lorimer Guest House, 19 Murray Park, St Andrews, Fife, St. Andrews KY16 9AW, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Old Manor Country House Hotel, 55 Leven Road | Lundin Links, St. Andrews KY8 6AJ, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The Old Station, Stravithie Bridge, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The Paddock, Sunnyside, Strathkinness, St. Andrews, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Peat Inn, Cupar, St. Andrews, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Pinewood Country House, Tayport Road, St Michaels, St. Andrews KY16 0DU, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Russell Hotel, 26 The Scores, St. Andrews, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Sandford Country House, Newton Hill, Wormit, St. Andrews DD6 8RG, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

St Andrews Golf Hotel, 40 The Scores, St. Andrews, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

St Michaels Inn, Leuchars, St. Andrews KY16 0DU, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Todhall House, Dairsie, by Cupar, St. Andrews KY15 4RQ, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Tudor Inn, 129 North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9AG, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Vardon House, 22 Murray Park, St. Andrews KY16 9AW, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The White House Leuchars Lodge, St. Andrews KY16 0EY, Scotland Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor. A beautifully appointed country house hotel near Scotland's ancient capital of Dunfermline. All bedrooms are calm and tastefully designed. The award-winning Cardoon Restaurant offers a varied menu of light to modern Scottish dishes using locally sourced, quality food, which is served in a relaxed and stylish setting. Guests can pamper themselves in the luxurious Picture of health club, play golf on one of the local golf courses or visit the beaches of the Fife coast. Edinburgh is only 30 minutes drive away.

Corus Hotel North, North Queensferry. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor. This modern hotel is situated on the north side of the Firth of Forth with spectacular views overlooking the famous bridge and offering easy access from M90 motorway. The elegant restaurant offers both traditional and international cuisine, with wonderful views of the river. A great base for visiting Edinburgh and historic Fife.

The Craw's Nest Hotel, Anstruther. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor. Our family run hotel is set in two acres of immaculately kept grounds and nestles in one of the beautiful Royal Burghs in the East Neuk of Fife. The hotel, a former manse, provides our guests with the ideal base to explore the rugged beauty of the Fife coastline, experience a different pace of life and enjoy the tranquility of Scotland's most historic unspoiled area.

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