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The Castle Course

The Castle Course -St Andrews Links

The Castle Course is the newest member of the St Andrews Links portfolio of courses. Even though only opened in 2008, it is fast becoming a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. The Castle course is only two miles from the heart of town and follows the coastline to the east of St. Andrews. The Castle Course is a superb complement to the Trust's other six golf courses, with outstanding scenery and a demanding level of play.

A Brief History of The Castle Course St Andrews

The Course, designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd, opened in 2008 and quickly gained acclaim for its modern design and stunning setting. It is the most recent addition to the prestigious St Andrews Links, a network of top-notch golf courses that has drawn players from all over the world for decades.

Course Design at St Andrews The Castle Course

Set on a cliff top to the south of the town, this 6’579 yd Par 71 offers challenges to golfers of all levels. The Course boasts strategic bunkering, huge undulating greens in addition to spectacular views of the ‘Auld Grey Toun’ of St Andrews. The marquee hole is the Par 3 17th, which forces you to play around 180 yds over a rugged bay to a tricky green, which is usually into the prevailing wind.

Facilities and Amenities

Practice facilities include 60 flood-lit bays,22 indoor bays and a short game area. With the recent addition of Toptracer to the range, players now have access to precise live shot data that they may use for training or to compete in exciting challenges and games.

Even if you only stop by to admire the breathtaking views of St Andrews Bay, the Castle Course Clubhouse is well worth the trip. The Rock & Spindle restaurant is situated inside the contemporary clubhouse area.

You may eat good food, drink local ales, and take in the panoramic views of The Castle Course and the volcanic Rock and Spindle sea stack there. You can also savour Scottish gastropub classics. Alfresco dining is offered throughout the warmer months with a terrace and a circular glass front.

Fees at Scotscraig Golf Club 2024

The Castle Course is open for play between March and November. Each year and like all St Andrews Links Courses, advanced reservations are recommended.



Under 16’s

1 April 2023 – 16 April 2023 Shoulder Season



17 April 2023 – 15 Oct 2023 High Season



16 Oct 2023 – 5 Nov 2023 Shoulder Season



Ther are several packages on offer that will incorporate rounds on some of the other St Andrews links courses too.

Clubs are charged at £35 per day. 

Junior (Under 16) clubs are charged at £15 per day.

Callaway hire shoes are charged at £12.50

Trolleys are available too  – Battery powered £20 per day – Manually operated is £5 per day

Membership at The Castle Course

To meet the demands of players of all skill levels, Scotscraig offers a variety of membership packages. There is a membership category for everyone, regardless of your level of experience or desire to develop your game. You can regularly play on the course, have the chance to compete in club events, and enjoy other benefits by becoming a member.

Where is The Castle Course St Andrews?

Getting to the Castle is convenient, as it is located just a short distance from the centre of St Andrews. If arriving by car, follow the signs to St Andrews and then follow the specific signs for the Castle Course. Public transportation options, such as buses and trains, also provide access to St Andrews, where you can then take a short taxi or walk to the course. Detailed directions can be found on the St Andrews Links website or by contacting the course directly. 

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