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The Duke's St Andrews

Craigtoun, St. Andrews KY16 8NS, Scotland
+44 1334 474371
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Fantastic Course and Great Welcome from Staff

Our annual 'Ladies' trip to St. Andrews. Three of us had played the Dukes many years ago. Was in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tricia C
Fantastic Golf Course

This is a truly challenging championship standard golf course. Situated on the high ground behind... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Angus1995
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The Duke's, owned and managed by the Old Course Hotel, is a lush, heathland golf course perched on the hillside just a few minutes from the hotel. Noted in Golf World's Top 100 Courses in the Scotland, this championship 18-hole course has magnificent greens, beautiful fairways, a fleet of electric golf buggies and five tees on every hole, making it most appealing to golfers of all abilities. Don't forget to visit The Duke's Clubhouse, a popular and relaxed dining venue with stunning views of St Andrews and beyond. The award-winning Duke’s Clubhouse offers a hearty selection of traditional food to warm the cockles of any weary golfer’s heart - tune in to the post-golfing analysis over a pint of beer or head on to the deck and catch a few rays of sun with a gin and tonic in hand.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Craigtoun, St. Andrews KY16 8NS, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our annual 'Ladies' trip to St. Andrews. Three of us had played the Dukes many years ago. Was in excellent condition - a challenging but 'fair' course. Great weather, great scenery, great welcome - staff could not have done enough for us - very friendly....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly challenging championship standard golf course. Situated on the high ground behind St.Andrews the course gives fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and coastline. The course is very challenging and the starter will direct you to the tees best suited to your...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son in law and daughter drove myself and my wife from Aberdeen to visit St Andrews, there were very many eating place in St Andrews but they wanted to take us somewhere nice for lunch they decided the Dukes. On arrival I was greeted...More

Thank Larry M
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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Larry M, I was extremely disappointed to read your comments from your recent visit with us as this is not what we pride ourselves on. There can be no excuses for the level of service you received and so I have asked to speak...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

Played this course in May and was beautiful. Tricky course, a good walk between some of the tees but worth it. One of the better courses in St Andrews in my opinion. Greens and fairways in excellent condition. Credit to the greenkeepers for keeping the...More

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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Dear Paul R, Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on this site. I was delighted to read that you had such a great time here, and that you found the course to be in excellent order. Thanks also for the mention of...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

I played a full lesson round with Tom Ogilvie as my 65th birthday treat. It exceeded expectations in almost every respect and was a memorable golfing experience for me. Tom is a first-rate teaching pro with an excellent communication style. He identified some early improvements...More

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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Dear LinksBob, Many thanks for taking the time to comment positively about Tom and his teaching abilities. I was very pleased to learn that he identified areas in your game that could be worked on for your games benefit. Also the points raised regarding the...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Played the dukes today 26th march and the course was in fantastic condition for the time of year credit to the greenkeepers and staff.....spoke to a nice guy in the clubhouse prior to our round and again in the car park after our round and...More

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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Dear Davyboy1965, Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on this site. I am really pleased you recognised the work our greens team have put in. March had the highest rainfall since 2006, and so to have it in decent shape proved the...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

I have just read reviews regarding the food and hospitality at the Dukes st Andrews. The reviews were from 2013, my friends and I were there last year 2017. In our experience it would appear nothing has changed on the catering or hospitality front !...More

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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your comments. I was very sorry to read that you had a poor experience in our clubhouse last year. This was certainly not the norm, but we are well aware that not every day is perfect, even although our team...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

I arrived at the Dukes course with friends to play a round this was done through an offer that we had. Once booked in we went and had some breakfast in the clubhouse bar. This was served very efficiently by the member of staff on...More

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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Dear Robin_MP23, Thank you for your feedback further to your time with us. I was delighted that overall, the day was very positive. Regards the length of course, we have 5 sets of tees to choose from. They run as follows; 5,216 - 6,130 -...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Received a really good lesson from Tom Ogilvie at The Dukes. I had been having issues with my iron striking and Tom quickly identified defects in my set up that were giving me problems. Once I started to implement Toms suggestions my ball striking and...More

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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Dear keith m, Many thanks for leaving such positive feedback on your lesson with Tom. Tom is proving to be not only a fine coach but an excellent communicator and so making lessons with him, most beneficial, and, enjoyable. I hope your game continues to...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

My husband and I entered the Mixed Open competition at The Dukes Course in the summer and were delighted with the whole experience. The entry fee of £50 for the two of us was much cheaper than two green fees and we paid £40 for...More

Thank Sarah L
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David S, Manager at The Duke's St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Dear Sarah L, Apologies for the delay in coming back to you. Thank you for your glowing feedback on your day with us at the Mixed Open. Thank you for your support. The Mixed Pairs this year is on the 17th July and so we...More

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