This enables golfers who are in the area to still have the opportunity to play the Old Course during their visit.
This reflects the public spirit of St Andrews Links and its commitment to staying as open and accessible to all golf lovers.
Old Course Ballot
Nearly half of the total number of tee times on the Old Course each year are allocated to the Ballot to give people who have been unable to book a chance of playing.
t is drawn 48 hours in advance and golfers should provide their names, home club and handicap details either by phone or at one of the clubhouses before 2pm, 48 hours before the day they wish to play.
To enter there must be a minimum of two and a maximum of four players per card.
For those who wish to try and get tee times through the ballot, our team of golf experts can manage the ballot process for you.