The Home of Golf: Private Tour including St. Andrews Old CoursePrivate Tour

Explore the legendary landmarks of St. Andrews on a private walking tour that will bring you closer to the history of the home of Golf including a visit to the Old Course.

Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


1 hr 30 mins


City Highlights, Culture, First Time Visitor, History, Sports

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – No transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

What's not included:

Hotel pick up and drop off, Admission Tickets, Food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at Martyrs' Monument, The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AT, United Kingdom

What makes this tour special

Embark on a walking tour of St Andrews, where you'll explore the city and the renowned Old Course, widely considered the "home of golf." This historic course is where the sport first took root in the early 15th century, making it a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts.

On your private tour, you will: 

Your adventure begins at the Martyrs' Monument, a towering tribute where you'll delve into the profound history that shaped the sport of golf. From there, pass by the Royal and Ancient Club, a cornerstone of golfing tradition, before visiting the Royal and Ancient Golf Museum, where the legendary history of golf comes to life through fascinating exhibits and artefacts. 

Stroll along the 1st Tee & Fairway, feeling the thrill of where countless golf legends have begun their rounds and pause at the Putting Green, a serene spot that's perfect for appreciating the precision and skill defining the game. Visit the iconic 17th Green, known for its challenging "Road Hole," and the picturesque 18th Fairway steeped in moments of glory and triumph.

Cross the famous Swilkan Bridge, stop for a photo at this symbol of golfing heritage, and feel the legacy of those who walked before you. Continue your tour to The Sands of Nakajima where President Eisenhower once played and hear the tales of extraordinary shots and historical moments that have left their mark on the Old Course. 

As your tour winds down, you will find yourself at the end of the Old Course, where the spirit of St Andrews truly comes alive. Throughout the tour, your guide will share captivating insights and anecdotes, offering a deeper understanding of the city's unique connection to golf and its legacy in this historic location.

Whether you're a golf enthusiast or simply enjoy history, this tour will immerse you into an engaging and informative exploration of St Andrews' golf heritage, filled with controversies, quirks, and politics where every step brings you closer to the heart of golf with our expert guide who will make your visit a memorable putt.

What you'll see

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