There will be a slight increase in the Old Course high season green fee by £10 to £150 while the green fees on the other courses will remain the same. The Old Course shoulder and low season green fees will increase by £5 to £105 and £75 respectively.
The Trustees decided on a modest increase, which maintains the reasonable pricing of the Old Course green fee and ensures it compares favourably with many other top courses around Scotland and theUK.
Euan Loudon, Chief Executive of St Andrews Links Trust, said, “We believe £150 represents excellent value for golfers enjoying the unique experience of playing the Old Course. Maintaining the green fees at the same levels on the other courses gives our golfing customers access to top class golf at reasonable prices. Our aim is to deliver an outstanding experience for golfers whether they are playing the courses, relaxing in the clubhouse restaurants, learning at the golf academy or visiting the golf shops.”
The application forms for making Advanced Reservations for 2012 on the Old Course, The Castle Course and the other St Andrews Links courses are now available to download from www.standrews.org.uk. The Advanced Reservations process opens from 10am BST on Wednesday, September 7 when the forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be accepted prior to that time.
FromJanuary 7, 2012 the Ballot on the Old Course will change from being drawn one day ahead to being drawn two days ahead. The aim is to make it easier for golfers to plan their schedules inSt Andrewsand to book golf on other Links courses if they are unsuccessful in the ballot.
St Andrews Links Trust is a charitable organisation (Scottish charity number SC 006161) responsible for the management and maintenance of the Links courses atSt Andrews, including the famous Old Course, host of the 2010 Open Championship. The Trust was established in 1974. It employs more than 300 permanent staff and seasonal workers during the high season.
In addition to the seven courses the Trust manages a number of additional facilities including three clubhouses, a golf practice centre and golf academy and five shops. It recently reopened The Tom Morris Shop, the oldest golf shop in the world. Artefacts belonging to the four-time Open champion such as his locker, fireplace and workbench are on display in the shop, which sits opposite the 18th green of the Old Course.
St Andrews Links Trust www.standrews.org.uk