The St Andrews Old Course currently advises - “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”.
Muirfield operates a handicap threshold of 18.
Carnoustie operates a handicap threshold of 28 for gentlemen, and 36 for ladies respectively.
North Berwick operates a handicap threshold of 24 for gentlemen, and 36 for ladies respectively.
Prestwick applies a handicap threshold of 24 for gentlemen, and 28 for ladies respectively.
Some known issues to consider
There is always an enhanced weather risk associated with playing in the low season. The prevailing 'bad weather policy' that applies to the relevant golf club affected will be used.
Muirfield opens their diary at the end of March for play the following year. This usually means we need to observe a 12-18 month planning lead time. Low season tee-times don't sell out anywhere near as quickly however and decisions can usually be left until September