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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

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Address: St. Andrews, Scotland
Phone Number: 4401334466666
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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.

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Walking tour of the Old Course

The most shockingly amazing part was realizing how publicly accessible the Old Course is. The tee off of the 1st hole and the 18th final hole rest side by side overlooking a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most shockingly amazing part was realizing how publicly accessible the Old Course is. The tee off of the 1st hole and the 18th final hole rest side by side overlooking a crescent beach on the North Sea. A stone step way allows visitors to stroll up and take a seat to watch nervous, first-timers tee off on this historical... More 

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievably accessible. Opportunities for pictures. Easy to walk. Good coffee shop across the street with view onto 1st tee. Shops surround with nice selection of golf merchandise. St Andrews College very close.

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South Carolina
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is Mecca to a golfer and any other sportsman. We walked around and saw the club house the eighteenth hole. Awesome.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can one say? It's Saint Andrews the oldest golf club and links in the world. Whether you play golf or not this is truly a landmark that must be visited by everyone. The grounds are beautiful the club is magnificent the history is storied. Stroll along the pathway playing as you go enjoying the scenery and remarking on the... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with non-golfing friends, but I will return with clubs. Just to see the famous Clubhouse and the stone bridge was a highlight of my entire trip.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Not much of a golfer myself any more, but this is one of the holy shrines of sports. Well worth a stop for pictures and you can make up your own gallery watching people play. Was fun to see the sites you've seen on TV.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The old course, the new course and the jubilee course. A trinity of golf Long summers days, a gentle breeze and good company. It does not get much better. But it does. As we stood on the Old Course's iconic 17th tee our caddies dutifully advised us on the conservative line around the Old Course Hotel. Warnings included: broken glass,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

You can't visit Scotland without seeing the legendary St. Andrews Golf Course. In a country "Scotland" that has more than 500 golf courses, St. Andrews is the undisputed king. The location is absolutely magnificent. The closest I got to playing was just walking around, taking in the atmosphere and purchasing a few St. Andrews souvenir golf balls to bring home... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

If you are golfer, is this not the holy grail, the home of golf. Took me 2.5years through the ballot system to get on the Old Course, well worth the wait. Have never had so many people watch me tee off on No.1 or chip on at the 18th. The course can be challenging in places but easy in others.... More 

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Dhaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Known as the home of golf, this is a must visit. Apart from the historical and Mecca-like significance, the sheer beauty of the course and the surroundings is awesome. Just walk around or even try your hand at a 9/18 hole putting course. For the more adventurous (and those who can afford it) there's always the opportunity to play a... More 

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