There will be an increase of £5 in the high season visitor green fee for the Old Course to £160 in 2014. The green fees on the New and Jubilee courses will also increase by £5 to £75 in the high season, which runs from 14 April to 31 October, whilst the green fees on the Eden and Strathtyrum courses will increase by £5 to £45 and £30 in the high season respectively.
The Castle Course will remain at the 2013 price of £120 for a round in the high season and the nine hole Balgove Course continues to cost £15 to play during the same period next year.
The Trust manages the seven public courses in St Andrews including the Old Course, which is renowned as the birthplace of the game and will host The Open Championship in 2015, the 29th time it has been staged at the Home of Golf which is, more than any other venue.
Significant efforts have been made in recent years to maintain the courses in top class condition and to improve the facilities and services for every golfer at the Links.
Euan Loudon, Chief Executive of St Andrews Links Trust, said, “We believe our courses, including the Old Course, offer exceptional value to golfers. Investment in the courses and our facilities continues and allows St Andrews Links to maintain its reputation as the most renowned golf complex in the world. As always, in 2014 we hope to ensure golfers of all abilities playing at the Home of Golf enjoy an outstanding and affordable experience.”
The application forms for making Advanced Reservations for 2014 on the Old Course, The Castle Course and the other St Andrews Links courses are now available to download.
Details of how to enter, busy dates for 2014 and a comprehensive green fees list can also be found at www.standrews.org.uk. The Advanced Reservations process opens from 2pm BST on Wednesday, 4 September when the forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be accepted prior to that time.