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2019 & 2020 Tee Time Availability
for the Old Course, St. Andrews

Guaranteed tee times for the Old Course at St. Andrews are always in high demand. Located on this page you will find a list of travel dates (beginning the week of) that can be used for planning purposes in an attempt to play the Old Course via the daily ballot or guaranteed advance starting times when you request a package of four or more nights for two or more golfers through The Golf Travel Group. It is very important to note that guaranteed starting times are based on a first come first serve basis and become limited very quickly!

Please note that The Golf Travel Group does have access to Old Course starting times throughout the travel season. When comparing similar tour quotes it is important to make sure that you are comparing a tour that is based on advance guaranteed times versus a tour that is based on the daily ballot (we are happy to quote both options based on available weeks). Rest assured, the value, service & travel experience you will receive while in St. Andrews will be second to none!

Please call or submit an online request regarding planning your 2019 & 2020 golf trip to St. Andrews. Plan early to take advantage of better availability.

Two Course Requirement

All pre-booked Old Course tee times are accompanied by a round on one of the other St Andrews Links Courses, typically either the New Course, Jubilee Course or Castle Course.


There are strict handicap restrictions for golfers wishing to play the Old Course. The handicap limits are 24 for men and 36 for ladies. All golfers must provide a proof of handicap in the form of a handicap card or certificate at the time of play. Also, there are no pre-bookable tee times for Saturdays and the Old Course is closed on Sundays.

Old Course Ballot

For golfers who have not managed to secure an Old Course tee time in advance, there is still an option to apply for one via the Daily Ballot system (sometimes referred to as the “lottery”). The St Andrews Old Course Ballot is drawn two days ahead of play with the exception of Friday as there is no play on the Old Course on Sundays. For example, if you wish to enter the ballot for a tee time on Friday, you would apply on the Wednesday. To enter the ballot, golfer’s names, home golf clubs and handicaps are required. The deadline for entering the ballot is 2pm and the results are typically available by 4pm. Our local representatives will assist with the above process for all of our golfers who have their golf tour booked with us. Our travelers will be advised if they have been successful in the Old Course Ballot and if not, arrange alternative golf for them. Please note that the Daily Ballot is only applicable for groups of 2 or more.

Single Golfer’s Policy

Please note that the Old Course at St. Andrews offers a Single Golfers Policy. Single golfers are allowed to sign in with the starter on the day play with the hopes of getting paired up with another group that has an available single spot. Play is not guaranteed but it provides an opportunity for single golfers. Please note that we are from time to time able to pair up a single golfer in advance if we happen to have a group that has a single slot open on the required date.

2019 & 2020 Availability Chart Index

  • Ballot Only: No tee times available, for more information about the ballot please contact us.
  • Please Enquire: Please contact us to receive the most up to date information regarding available space, ballot play or tee times not being available. Please note that any available space could be singles to foursomes.
  • Course Closed: Old Course not open for visitor play.

These dates are accurate and correct as of January 10, 2019.

2019 Availability
1st January – 31st March: Please Inquire (Winter Season)
1st – 14th April: Please Inquire (Shoulder Season)
15th – 21st April: Please Inquire (Start of High Season)
22nd – 28th April: Please Inquire
29th April – 5th May: Course Closed (Spring Meeting)
6th – 12th May: Please Inquire
13th – 19th May: Please Inquire
20th – 26th May: Please Inquire
27th May – 2nd June: Please Inquire
3rd – 9th June: Please Inquire
10th – 16th June: Please Inquire
17th – 23rd June: Please Inquire
24th – 30th June: Please Inquire
1st – 7th July: Please Inquire
8th – 14th July: Please Inquire
15th – 21st July: Please Inquire
22nd – 28th July: Please Inquire
29th July – 4th August: Please Inquire
5th – 11th August: Please Inquire
12th – 18th August: Please Inquire
19th – 25th August: Please Inquire
26th August – 1st September: Please Inquire
2nd – 8th September: Ballot Only
9th – 15th September: Course Closed (Fall Meeting)
16th – 22nd September: Course Closed (Fall Meeting)
23rd – 29th September: Course Closed (Dunhill Cup)
30th September – 6th October: Please Inquire
7th – 14th October: Please Inquire
15th – 31st October: Please Inquire (Shoulder Season)
1st November – 31st December: Please Inquire (Winter Season)

See 2020 Availability

2020 Availability
1st January – 31st March: Please Inquire (Winter Season)
1st – 12th April: Please Inquire (Shoulder Season)
13th – 19th April: Please Inquire (Start of High Season)
20th – 26th April: Please Inquire
27th – 3rd May: Please Inquire
4th – 10th May: Please Inquire (Spring Meeting)
11th – 17th May: Please Inquire
18th – 24th May: Please Inquire
25th – 31st May: Please Inquire
1st – 7th June: Please Inquire
8th – 14th June: Please Inquire (Rotary Week)
15th – 21st June: Please Inquire
22nd – 28th June: Please Inquire
29th – 5th July: Please Inquire
6th – 12th July: Please Inquire
13th – 19th July: Please Inquire
20th – 26th July: Please Inquire
27th – 2nd August: Please Inquire
3rd – 9th August: Please Inquire
10th – 16th August: Please Inquire
17th – 23rd August: Please Inquire
24th – 30th August: Please Inquire
31st – 6th September: Please Inquire
7th – 13th September: Ballot Only
14th – 20th September: Course Closed (Fall Meeting)
21st – 27th September: Course Closed (Fall Meeting)
28th – 4th October: Course Closed (Dunhill Cup)
5th – 11th October: Please Inquire
12th – 18th October: Please Inquire
19th – 31st October: Please Inquire (Shoulder Season)
1st Nov – 31st Dec: Please Inquire (Winter Season)