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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

St. Andrews, Scotland
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Ranked #14 of 32 attractions in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
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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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very special club house from which decisions affecting golf around the world are made. Fun to watch all of the players on the first tee that are so excited to be playing "The Old Course"

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Oxford, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

While this is the holy grail for golfers, it will be a bit of a disappointment for regular folks. Not colorful and lush like American courses, and the number one course starts, surprisingly, in the midst of the city (which is, by the way, beautiful, friendly, and worth visiting).

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Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderfully easy access to the course. For even us weekend golfers there is a feeling of awe. Surprising lack of snobbery!

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Cape town, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Experiencing what our professional golfers get to enjoy is simply mind-blowing. The course is not that difficult but the wind will determine your play and the difficulty of the course. Take your time and plan your game. Driver not always the best option. Constant spectator galleries around the 1st Tee and 18th hole to send you off with huge applause... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Travelled from Australia to St. Andrews to see the course. Purchased a few momentos from the Pro Shop. Was extremely disappointed to find that the St. Andrews badged golf cap I purchased was made overseas. There must be a huge shipping charge as the price was not commensurate with where it was manufactured.

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Dallas, Texas
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207 reviews 207 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

There wasn't really much to do at the Links course if you're just visiting and not playing a round. The course itself is beautiful to walk around, as is the neighboring beach. At least now I can say that I've been there.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

ive been so lucky to have played this course 5 times with the added bonus of not having to go in the ballet(i know a member)..and to play it ..never ..never in the wind..super links golf..keep your tree lined courses..you make your score by how well you chip and putt...never parred the 17th,,but had some great memories..the first after going... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you are thinking of doing St. Andrews for the old course, you won't regret it. The others are fine, but the experience of being there is all you would think it would be. Also played Carnoustie, which was the most difficult course I've ever played.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had an opportunity to explore the The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and have members explain the rooms etc. A great day...

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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153 reviews 153 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you like golf, you must visit St.Andrews. Nice shops, free entry to walk across the golf courses and take a picture of the famous bridge on hole 18 of The Old Course. Although it is difficult to obtain a tee time for the Old course, it was very easy to obtain one for the Jubilee course, which is next... More

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