Return to St Andrews Open home page

Nearby Championship Courses

The following are among the best of the excellent golf courses just outside St Andrews. All of these are within 20 miles, and include several Open Championship qualifying courses and Kingsbarns and Carnoutie which are used for the Dunhill Links Championship.


Duke's Course (Par 72)

The Duke's Course was designed by Peter Thomson, and owned by the Old Course Hotel. Over 7,000 yards from the Championship Tees, the Duke's can present a real golfing challenge, requiring long, accurate driving, and precise iron play. Superb club-house setting and facilities, and a classic alternative to links golf.

The Torrance (Par 72)

The Torrance Course was designed by the late Gene Sarazen and Sam Torrance (winning 2002 Ryder Cup captain). It is a 7,037 yard championship course at the St Andrews Bay Resort. It meanders its way around the hotel and down to the coastal edge, providing every golfer with the perfect mix of challenging holes and a breathtaking setting.

The Devlin (Par 72)

Also at the St Andrews Bay Resort, the Devlin Course is a magnificent 7,049 yard course that sweeps along the rugged seaside landscape with beautifully sculpted rolling greens, undulating fairways, dramatic elevation changes and greens perched on cliff tops.

Kingsbarns (Par 72)

Opened in 2000, the course at Kingsbarns Golf Club is set to become one of Scotland's classic links courses. A stunning course in a magnificent setting, Kingsbarns offer a course and facilities of the highest standard.

Crail - Balcomie (Par 69)

Crail Golf Club is one of Scotland's oldest clubs (1786) and boasts one of its' most picturesque links courses. Not long, with 6 tough par 3's, but a as fine traditional links links course as you will find anywhere. "Hell Hole" (5th) is one of the hardest par 4's in Scotland.

Ladybank (Par 71)

Since 1978, Ladybank has acted as a venue for final round qualifying for the Open Championship. One of Scotland's finest inland courses, the original design was by Old Tom Morris. Set amongst a mixture of heather & pines the course is not long, but is demanding,




Any site comments, including technical, please tell us
Home ~ Last updated 13 April, 2017 ~ Site Map