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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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Old Course

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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110 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped briefly to see Scotland's most famous golf course what a beautiful place and to say that prince Willian studied around here

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

History: 'Birthplace of golf', maybe. Very nice greens. For those who aren't in the 'elite', it does offer a small course to play, for a price. No females can play on the main course -EVER. Quite snobbish. But, things are changing in the Scottish golf world. If you are a big golf fan, you shouldn't miss this site. Expensive golf... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A visit to this site will thrill any golfer. And the visit will make real the factor the North Sea brings to anyone's game. It is fun to watch all the golfers pose for pictures - they seemed excited to be there, doing that. Non golfers can walk on the road that bi-sects the first & eighth fairways.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

wow, I'm not even a golfer and I'm impressed! Of course the sunny skies didn't hurt! what a beautiful place, on the shore with waves crashing in, winds blowing and golfers in their glory. We watched a few tee off the first hole, and visited the pro shop... walked about, took pics at the bridge and crossed the course. fun!... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I have had the privilege of visiting St.Andrews twice in the past 8 years, this time with my adult Son who is an excellent golfer. One of the high lights of this trip was a visit in to the trophy room of the R and A Golf club for a pint after our round of golf on the New Course!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Visiting and playing golf at St.Andrews has always been one of the things in my bucket list. May 2015 I was able to make that happen with a two week trip to Scotland and Ireland. A good friend and our wives rented a house in Cupar and were able to play 3 St. Andrews courses. It was amazing! There is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

A fantastic experience for all Golf enthusiasts. The famous 'Road hole' and being photographed on the historic bridge were defining moments of our visit. Close second was wandering across some of the fairways and gazing into that innocent looking 'burn' which has brought many world class contenders undone. I was informed by our guide that it is a public golf... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Had not planned on golfing, just to visit, but someone in my group made a reservation to play, we just played the Strathtyrum Course. I was super nervous to play, but had no reason to be. Just make sure this is not your first time to play golf. It was a nice day, staff very helpful to get us started,... More 

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