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St Andrews Old Course

Posted by: user361751 | Fri 16th Mar 2012 14:58 | Last Reply

Please help !! 

My wife is looking to treat me to a St Andrews Golf package (to play both the Old & New Course) over 2 days.

I do not have an official club handicap as i only play Social & Corporate Golf.  All I have is one through Golfshake which is currently 16.6.


Do you know whether this will allow me to play the Old Course at St Andrews please ?

Many thanks



re: St Andrews Old Course
Reply : Fri 16th Mar 2012 18:51

I dont see why not it is a muni after all,



re: St Andrews Old Course
Reply : Fri 16th Mar 2012 21:16

Terms and conditions on the St Andews Links Trust website states:

"An official handicap card/certificate should be presented to the starter when playing the Old course. This should be no more than 24 for men and 36 for ladies."

Best check with them before she shells out all that cash!


Last edit : Fri 16th Mar 2012 21:16
re: St Andrews Old Course
Reply : Fri 16th Mar 2012 21:20

Hi Greg,

I have enquired about this before as I also dont have a club membership / handicap.  They will accept Golfshake handicaps but it has to a premium / platinum membership.



re: St Andrews Old Course
Reply : Sat 17th Mar 2012 00:31

Thats what Darren asked them to say anyway !!!

re: St Andrews Old Course
Reply : Sat 17th Mar 2012 15:53

I have played the Old Course and was not asked for my Handicap Cert. (however it was back in 1994). Make every effort to get there and play because it is still the highlight of my golfing life ( and that's with a club championship on my CV). Cheers!!

re: St Andrews Old Course
Reply : Wed 21st Mar 2012 09:48

Thanks for all the replies guys, much appreciated.  I've had official confirmation now from the R&A @ St Andrews that both the Premium & Platinum Memberships through Golfshake are now recognised to enable us to play the Old Course (great work Darren !!).


So here goes a 2 night stay in the Old Course Hotel, playing both the Old & the New.  Can't wait !!!

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