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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

Address: St. Andrews, Scotland
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Ranked #16 of 56 things to do in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: The ruling authority of the game of golf that decides rules of the game, organizes tournaments and...
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Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: The ruling authority of the game of golf that decides rules of the game, organizes tournaments and serves as a private members club.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
53 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you can visit St Andrews on 30 November then you can have access to the famous R & A clubhouse, on that day only, a chance to see the trophies and the history contained within. Helpful members will answer your questions.

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Navarre, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

To have played the Old Course is something I tell everyone when golf comes up in a conversation. It was a truly wonderful experience and I got so emotional telling my wife about how I played I started to cry ~ YEAH, a grown man crying; however, it was that emotional.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very nice, but I refuse to join a club that will let me in as a member. Can recommend the haggis with sweetbreads. After eights were disappointing.

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Highland, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Another of the Shrines at the Mecca of Golf. However you are not allowed in or even to sit on the porch. However just the presence and knowing all the greats that have been here is awesome.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was honoured to be shown around this magnificent property by a member, it's just amazing. The Claret Jug and the Solheim Cup were on display in the foyer, the other oak panelled rooms including 'the big room' were so special. Paintings of past golfers from the 1800's adorned the walls, the personal service offered by the bar staff was... More 

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Alabama
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45 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

To a golfer this is Meca. You must go. Watch the golfers. Walk the course on Sundays, Go down to the beach. Have a drink at the Old Course Hotel, buy a shirt for everyone back home. They will love you for it.

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I worked here for six months. It's like stepping back into the 1800s, in some ways. Certainly a number of members date back to around about the Georgian times. That said, the staff are superb and Peter Dawson is the perfect gentleman and I do feel somewhat privileged to have been in the bowels of it, into the Big Room... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

For any golfer, and as a special treat this Course has to be played. The course is all about the 1st, 17th and 18th holes but the scenery as you play round is really beautiful. It can be nerve wracking as people stand and watch you tee-off - especially at the 1st and 18th. However, people flock to the Swilken... More 

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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A cold and cloudy day along the North Sea was the perfect setting for my husband's first glimpse of The Royal & Ancient. We were not there to play golf, but to stop by the clubhouse for a labeled golf tee and a bag tag. Hurray!

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Brisbane, Australia
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Finally got to see the home of golf. We were amazed at the sheer size of it and the number of people playing. Driving around it you can get a good view of most of the course but be careful of the narrow roads with traffic and in particular the tour buses. You can travel a long way alongside by... More 

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