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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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Just to see it

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Glen B
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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110 reviews
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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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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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