Birthplace of Golf Program

College/University/High School Golf Teams               

St. Andrews, Scotland

Because if its popularity the “Birthplace of Golf” program is offered June through September – golfers now have additional options to select the perfect dates to visit St. Andrews.

Have you played St. Andrews?

Playing golf at St. Andrews is more than playing just one course. There are actually seven golf courses (Balgove, Strathtyrum, Eden, Jubilee, New, Castle and Old Course) in St. Andrews proper, all are owned and managed by the St. Andrews Links Trust..

St. Andrews lies in the Kingdom of Fife, it is a quaint little village that has much to offer in culture, recreation, shopping, and dining. The University is renowned for its educational offerings and in 2005 graduated Prince William, heir to the British throne. A 2005 USJT Golf group by chance came upon Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla attending Prince William’s graduation.  We can’t guarantee this will happen, but you will very much enjoy the locals.

St. Andrews is a living museum where interaction with its history is highly encouraged. The Old Course, unmatched in tradition, is closed on Sunday so the community may enjoy a walk on the course and visitors may pose and snap an unlimited number of photos.

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The Golf Courses

New Course – St. Andrews Links Trust
 Located as it is in the shadow of its illustrious neighbor, the New Course can be considered one of St Andrews’ best kept secrets. Opened in April 1895, the course was built in response to increasing demand for golf at St Andrews.

Jubilee Course – St. Andrews Links Trust
Now well into its second century of life the Jubilee Course was created on a narrow strip of prime golfing land between the New Course and the sea. Developed from a basic 12-hole to what many consider to be the toughest test of golf at St Andrews. 

The Castle Course – St. Andrews Links Trust
The Links Trust has created a seventh18-hole course to join its portfolio of six courses. Opened in 2008 the site of the Castle Course is one that has been intimately connected with St Andrews for many hundreds of years. The focal point of the course will be the headland named Kinkell Ness, or Kinkell Point, where the double green that serves holes 9 and 18 and the clubhouse is located

Fairmont – Kittocks Course
Constructed in an American-style with two man-made lakes, but the layout honors the tradition of golf at St Andrews with two double greens, numerous deep pot bunkers and, of course, the most important ingredient, the feeling.

Crail Golfing Society – Balcomie Links
Situated on the eastern edge of Fife and only ten miles from St. Andrews, Balcomie is a beautiful setting and offers unrivalled views of the Forth and Tay estuaries. Not too long and full of interest with magnificent views of the sea from every tee. And several of the fairways wind alongside golden sandy bays and rocky outcrops of the Firth foreshore.

The Dukes Course
The Duke’s is highly regarded as one of the finest heathland championship courses in the British Isles. With five separate tee positions at every hole, The Duke’s has the flexibility and challenge to appeal to golfers at every level. Renovated with five completely new holes in 2006, the course now displays all the hallmarks as it was in the early 1920s.


University of St. Andrews New Hall – 3-Star
Located only a few hundred yards from the Old Course and walking distance to six of the St. Andrews links TrustCourses New Hall is the best value accommodations for one’s busy stay. Single room accommodations with private bathroom: shower: daily towel service: large bright foyer: lovely dining area: and onsite pub.

Program itinerary includes:

  • Three days of unlimited play on St. Andrews Links Trust Courses (Balgove, Strathtyrum, Eden, Jubilee, and New Courses)
  • 18 holes on Crail Balcomie or Dukes or Fairmont Torrance Course.
  • Practice time at the famous St. Andrews Practice Centre.
  • Daily opportunity to ballot for play on The Old Course.
  • Ground transportation from/to Edinburgh airport, to/from golf courses.
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Daily cooked Scottish breakfast.
  • Luxury motor coach with professional driver.
  • USJT Group Golf Travel escort.



Next Step:
Contact USJT Golf Travel office and start planning now for these incredible programs. Booking early will guarantee pricing. USJT Golf Travel will assist with every detail assuring a first-class experience!

Sample Itinerary

Balloting for the Old Course (daily lottery for tee times) can be arranged and added to the itinerary. Over 50% of daily ballots are successful, and there is no charge for balloting.

Green fees (£160.00 – approx. $260.00) for the Old Course are not included.

This is an incredible opportunity for families, players, groups, and golf enthusiasts to travel to destinations that live the history of golf.

Contact USJT Golf Travel to book St. Andrews, Scotland “The Birthplace of Golf” Programs