Old Course at St Andrews

The iconic hotel of the St Andrews golf course has witnessed some of the greatest moments in golf.


History of the Old Course at St Andrews

The Old Course at St Andrews is considered by many to be the “home of golf” because the sport was first played on the Links at St Andrews in the early 1400s. Golf was becoming increasingly popular in Scotland until in 1457, when James II of Scotland banned golf because he felt that young men were playing too much golf instead of practicing their archery. The ban was upheld by the following kings of Scotland until 1502, when King James IV became a golfer himself and removed the ban.

The Ricoh Women's British Open at Old Course at St Andrews
2007, 2013

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