MONTH OF THE YEAR
APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT 59% 21% 20% 16% 14% 17% 19%
DAY OF THE WEEK
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN 20% 21% 16% 23% 15% 30% n/a
St Andrews 'Guaranteed' Tee Times
There is a heavy price premium on a guarantee a tee-time. Plus they usually involve a minimum hotel stay in St Andrews of at least three nights, playing an additional St Andrews course is mandatory, and normally a minimum food & drink spend in a specified hotel. So are they worth it? The answer to that question really is "it depends ...". If money is no object, and you don't mind paying much more than you might need to, and you're short of time, then they might be. Otherwise Faraway Fairways wouldn't be convinced, and especially on this trip where we're likely to see a local price escalator working against this particular week
St Andrews Old Course - "a current official handicap card (Golf Club affiliated to a Golf Union/Association) record or certificate must be presented to the starter prior to play. Maximum handicaps – 24 Men, 36 Ladies. St Andrews will not accept letters of introduction from a local Club Professional”.
Players who are unable to meet this standard are invited to tackle the alternatives we’ve nominated instead.
Some known issues to consider
We can anticipate that accommodation in St Andrews for the Open week itself will largely be pre-sold (it won't even get to the market). We can equally anticipate that what little does find itself for open sale is going to be prohibitively priced. There is clearly a case for looking elsewhere and then moving up to St Andrews after the Open Championship leaves town