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“Brilliant time.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum
Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife, St. Andrews KY16 9AB, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in St. Andrews
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: What better place to learn about the 500-year history of golf than at this museum located in St. Andrews, the "home of golf," located on the West Sands next to the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
West Calder, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We took our friend who has just turned professional golfer, she had never been to Scotland never mind the Home of Golf....she was thrilled to bits when we had arranged her a trip there on 14/11/13 we went into the museum to be greeted by a very friendly young man, he explained the ticket price £6.50 per person and that we could use the ticket over two days which i thought was brilliant value, we were given a really high quality programme to support our visit and a great souvenir to take home (sponsored by ROLEX)
Once in the museum there was lots of things to see and loads of interactive stations where you could watch old footage of golfers in the rough lol...how golf balls were made ....lady golfers, and a full history of Golf.
We went to a part of the museum where you could practice a bit of putting using some old style clubs, you could even dress an in the garb of the day, this was great fun as i putted a few balls in front of my friend the "professional" lol, i can only say it was down to the club she used...looked strange compared to today's brands.
We has a brilliant time, and as we were only in St Andrews for the one day and couldn't take advantage of the two day offer we spent nearly two hours taking it in. The museum was spotless and well maintained and you could see a real pride was taken in the displays and housekeeping. The staff were all very friendly and answered the few questions we had with ease and knowledge.
I would highly recommend this museum when your in St Andrews whether you play Golf or not.
One thing to note is that it was all on one floor so good for wheelchairs
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Visited November 2013
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“Interesting even for non-golfers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I don't golf myself but am very familiar with the sport and players so really enjoyed looking at the memorabilia and history of the sport. It is a 2 day ticket so you can take your time and do it over a couple of days rather than OD on everything golf in one trip.

Visited October 2013
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“A must for anyone who loves the game”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This traces the history of the game from its start to the present. The old and ancient clubs on display are amazing.

Visited May 2013
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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“Awesome museum of golf .......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

You can learn lots of valuable history of golf in this Museum that will amaze and amuse you, especially if you are a golfer :-)

Visited August 2013
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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was visitng St Andrews on a day excursion during a coach holiday, had planned to visit this museum, must say thoroughly enjoyed it.

I am not a golfer my self and know nothing about the sport except what a golf ball looks like!. But I found the place fascinating well worth the entrance fee took us about 1hr 1/2 to go round could take longer if you had plenty of time but we were on a time limit due to being on a coach.

I particularly enjoyed the clothing exhibit with articles signed by the various professional golfers.

I was also amazed by the prize money they get now when you think years ago they got 150.00 prize money now they get somewhere in the region of 850,000.

I did find the gift shop very expensive and there was no cafe or toilets but there are toilets a stones throw from the museum and various hotels and bars round about and cafes and restuarants in the town itself which is only a short walk away.

All in all would recommend a visit if in St Andrews you won't be dissapointed.

Visited October 2013
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