We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: St. Andrews, Scotland
Description: The ruling authority of the game of golf that decides rules of the game...
The ruling authority of the game of golf that decides rules of the game, organizes tournaments and serves as a private members club.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Tour Steeped In History

The tour less than 2 months before the start of The Open allowed us to walk the 1st, 2nd 17th and 18th. The guides knowledge was excellent and his manner made everyone feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Ben F
,
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The tour less than 2 months before the start of The Open allowed us to walk the 1st, 2nd 17th and 18th. The guides knowledge was excellent and his manner made everyone feel included regardless of their Golf knowledge. A magical place was brought to life!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dundee, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
56 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Navarre, Florida
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alabama
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
45 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverurie, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
61 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews also viewed

 

Been to The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?