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Spring in to 2018


As the main golfing season comes in to view we would love to share with… Read on

March 23, 2018

Snow gallery

Links News

The cold weather front dubbed ‘Beast from the East’ hit the Home of Golf and… Read on

March 7, 2018

Irrigation upgrade: The Castle Course pt.2


The main part of the irrigation upgrade was to replace all 635 sprinkler heads across… Read on

February 15, 2018

5 things I learned at the PGA Merchandise Show


As the new Buyer of Menswear, Ladieswear and Childrenswear for the Links, I was lucky… Read on

February 9, 2018

Old Course: 12th championship tee rebuild


During the course of this winter, we have been busy on the Old Course with… Read on

February 6, 2018

Tradition meets BodiTrak technology


“New year, new me”. We tend to hear this tentatively whispered around the Golf Academy… Read on

January 31, 2018

10 things you didn’t know about the Home of Golf

Links News

The Home of Golf boasts over 600 years of history and being the world’s most… Read on

January 17, 2018

Irrigation upgrade: The Castle Course pt.1


Over the last few months we have been working towards improving our irrigation system at… Read on

January 16, 2018

Food and Beverage: Time to take stock


Our three clubhouses and The Old Pavilion cater for approximately 1000 guests each day in… Read on

December 22, 2017

New features for the New Course


Last month saw our greenkeeping team undertake the main construction project in this year’s busy… Read on

December 20, 2017

The frost effect


At this time of year it’s quite normal to wake up and discover that it’s… Read on

December 15, 2017

Green engineering on the Eden Estuary


The Eden Estuary that borders the world-famous St Andrews Links is an important site for… Read on

December 6, 2017

World Golf Awards 2017

Links News

I recently spent a fantastic few days attending the 2017 World Golf Awards on behalf… Read on

December 1, 2017

Serving up local cuisine to ‘Savour’


On Sunday 5th November, the Savour St Andrews month of culinary events kicked off with… Read on

November 20, 2017

Strathtyrum Maintenance Day


The Strathtyrum Course had its annual closure at the start of November. This was to… Read on

November 16, 2017

A competitive 2017 for SALJGA


Members of SALJGA once again experienced another immensely enjoyable golfing season. This year’s adventures included more… Read on

November 14, 2017

A Links Christmas gift guide


1.) Hampers Perhaps the perfect gift. Our hampers are filled to bursting with St Andrews… Read on

November 9, 2017

Old Course winter work commences


Now we are officially in low season that’s the signal for winter works to start… Read on

November 3, 2017

Qualifying to chemical spray


One of the most important aspects of greenkeeping is being able to apply pesticides correctly… Read on

October 25, 2017

Spotlight on supplier: Garb


Garb is the original junior golf apparel brand. In 1966, it was founded by Joe… Read on

October 17, 2017

The Old Pavilion: A Dunhill Haven


It’s that time of year again… a busy summer season at St Andrews Links begins… Read on

October 12, 2017

Dunhill Links Collection


The Championship The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship brings the world’s top professional golfers and celebrated… Read on

October 6, 2017

BMW back at The Castle Course


BMW rolled back into town for their annual golf event; the BMW Golf Cup International…. Read on

October 2, 2017

Back to nature with the RSPB


In late 2016, members of the Links’ greenkeeping teams met with Yvonne Stephan of the… Read on

September 25, 2017

TSI: A sneak peek into Spring/Summer 2018


Our official clothing partners, TSI, invited myself and Danny Campbell (St Andrews Links Commercial Director)… Read on

September 4, 2017

An inspiration at 100

Links News

The lady Another very special memory was created on August 25th here at the Links. Returning… Read on

September 1, 2017

Two weeks of tournament catering


The Boys’ Open and Junior Ladies’ Open. A busy first week. Every year, the Eden… Read on

August 25, 2017

Pearlwort – the precious weed


Managing fine turf is a constant battle with nature. From poor weather to fungal diseases,… Read on

August 21, 2017

Food cart: At the turn with Mike


Mike Donnelly has worked at the Old Course food cart for a little over seven… Read on

August 17, 2017

Bridge Golf: Tailoring to the Links


Who are Bridge Golf? They launched a custom-made products business in March 2011. Specialising in… Read on

August 9, 2017

Nature around the Links: A summer summary


Bird sightings The past couple of months have been busy regarding wildlife and environmental work. At… Read on

August 7, 2017

The Castle Course hosts Women’s Open Qualifier


The Castle Course hosted its first major event on the world stage yesterday. Lady golfers… Read on

August 1, 2017

Tournament preparation


Now we are really in the middle of the golfing season all eyes have been… Read on

July 17, 2017

Mairead Hume – Harris Tweed Collection


Born from her passion for the game of golf and the beauty of the Island… Read on

July 10, 2017

Catering for the world’s finest amateurs


The month of June comes around and so does our own St Andrews Links Trophy…. Read on

July 6, 2017

Bobby Jones: Rule 18 Collection


Rule 18 by Bobby Jones made its debut this spring/summer season and is a fresh,… Read on

June 23, 2017

Nurturing growth on the Links


The Eden Environmental Team are busy as usual with their environmental projects. They have recently… Read on

June 19, 2017

Grub’s up for Callaway’s Kings of Distance


We recently hosted Callaway’s Kings of Distance event; the first time it has been held… Read on

June 14, 2017

10 great Father’s Day gifts


On Sunday June 18th, dads take the spotlight as we celebrate Father’s Day. For all… Read on

June 9, 2017

Barack Obama: A round on the Old Course

Links News

Former US President, Barack Obama, recently visited the Home of Golf to play the world’s… Read on

June 6, 2017

Spring song on the Links


This time of year is always such an exciting time for wildlife at the Links…. Read on

May 23, 2017

Surfing: Webcam to West Sands

Links News

West Sands beach, an easy nine iron from the Old Course, is a two mile stretch… Read on

May 18, 2017

United after fifty years

Links News

New beginnings A week before Christmas, 2015, Jimmy Maccallum from West Lothian would receive two… Read on

May 11, 2017

New ‘Road Hole Collection’


St Andrews Links have launched a new collection which celebrates the iconic ‘Road’ hole –… Read on

May 8, 2017

The Swilcan Lounge


If you’ve visited us in the Links Clubhouse recently, you may have noticed some changes… Read on

May 5, 2017

TSI: A spectacular launch in Japan


The end of 2016 marked the beginning of a new relationship as St Andrews Links… Read on

April 27, 2017

April showers – not this month


April in Scotland – usually a time for rain and lots of it! This year… Read on

April 24, 2017

Fine tuning The Castle Course


Some people may think we put our feet up and get the cards out once… Read on

April 11, 2017

The Masters Moments


The clocks have changed, spring is here and the golfing world is about to serve… Read on

March 31, 2017

Course Supervising at the Home of Golf


St Andrews Links Greenkeeper, Craig Berry, reflects on the first nine months of his new… Read on

March 15, 2017

Setting up shop for 2017


It’s that time of year again for the St Andrews Links retail team. 2017 is… Read on

March 7, 2017

GIS Show: The greenkeeping world meets in Florida


At the start of February (from left to right in image below) Gordon Moir (Director… Read on

February 27, 2017

Inspiring greenkeepers of the future


SRUC (Scottish Rural College) Elmwood are an educational facility 10 miles from St Andrews that… Read on

February 22, 2017

2017 PGA Merchandise Show: Setting up shop


As a rule, America knows how to put on a show. Bigger and better seems… Read on

February 17, 2017



Here at the customisation department we’re always looking at ways to help golfers of all… Read on

February 8, 2017

Boundless work on The Castle Course fencing


Over the years, the boundary fence on the coastal side of The Castle Course has… Read on

February 3, 2017

A healthy cheque for charity

Links News

St Andrews Links is a charitable trust and, aside from golf, we’re passionate about supporting local… Read on

January 31, 2017

#TBT: Sunday golf in St Andrews

Links News

A famous and historic tradition, Sunday golf has never been permitted on the Old Course…. Read on

January 26, 2017

Is your practice holding you back?


This time last year I wrote a piece on ‘how to practice properly’ in relation… Read on

January 20, 2017

Cheape’s bunker restoration


Our winter programme has been blessed with some pretty kind weather, so much so that… Read on

January 16, 2017

Creative talent in focus: Linda Hartough


In the final instalment of our creative talent series, we are showcasing renowned golf artist;… Read on

December 21, 2016

Creative talent in focus: Jonathan Dowling


Jonathan Dowling is a young artist who grew up in a small village near St… Read on

December 16, 2016

New machinery helps drainage at The Castle


With drainage a priority again this winter at The Castle Course and wanting to maximise… Read on

December 13, 2016

Creative talent in focus: Kevin Murray


St Andrews Links is blessed with some of the most amazing views. Over the years,… Read on

November 29, 2016

Winter environmental work on the Eden


We had the opportunity to commence some of our winter environmental management plans earlier than… Read on

November 23, 2016

Supplier showcase: Donald Ross


In 1899, a talented young golfer, greenkeeper and club maker from Dornoch, Scotland, named Donald… Read on

November 15, 2016

Alterations to 4th and 15th Jubilee


Our busy winter maintenance programme continues with work currently taking place on the 4th and 15th holes of… Read on

November 11, 2016

Links Chef at Culinary Olympics


St Andrews Links Executive Chef, Ian MacDonald, recently returned from a 10 day trip to Germany… Read on

November 4, 2016

Natural dune screening on the Jubilee


The golfing season might be winding down but it has been a busy few weeks… Read on

November 1, 2016

How to play the Road Hole


The seventeenth hole on the Old Course is quite possibly the most difficult hole in… Read on

October 28, 2016

Open sand areas restored on the New Course


Golf originated here on the now famous St Andrews links land hundreds of years ago…. Read on

October 24, 2016

My experience as a seasonal greenkeeper at The Castle


Finding the right opportunity as a seasonal greenkeeper still learning the craft can be tough. There… Read on

October 18, 2016

A familiar face spotted on the Links


A familiar face returned to the Home of Golf last month to catch up with some old… Read on

October 11, 2016

Merchandising the Links


Our retail offering at the Home of Golf has grown significantly over the years with five shops operating here… Read on

September 30, 2016

Arnold Palmer: St Andrews in his own words

Links News

Last year Arnold Palmer took the time to contribute a piece for our annual Yearbook reflecting… Read on

September 27, 2016

St Andrews juniors jet to Japan


The European Tour has the Race to Dubai as their season finale, but in June… Read on

September 21, 2016

Operation Pollinator: saving the bees


Over the the last few years we’ve focused considerable effort on the development of wildflower areas on… Read on

September 14, 2016

SALJGA season draws to a close


We held the annual St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association (SALJGA) Junior Open and prize-giving… Read on

September 9, 2016

Restoration men

Links News

A restoration project has given a familiar landmark on the Links landscape a new lease… Read on

September 6, 2016

Course preparation for August tournaments


August is one of the busiest times of the year for the Eden greenkeeping team… Read on

August 26, 2016

Why is gorse management so important?


Across the UK, the management of gorse bushes now plays a crucial role in the… Read on

August 23, 2016

Spotlight on our Retail Manager


Kevin Liddle is Retail Manager here at St Andrews Links. He’s been working with the Links for… Read on

August 18, 2016

A hazard for some, a home for others


Although the pond located by the 14th and 15th holes of the Eden Course can… Read on

August 9, 2016

What it’s like to play the Old Course


A visitor’s account of a once in a lifetime trip to the Home of Golf… Read on

August 3, 2016

Old Pavilion now fully licensed


The Old Pavilion opened in 2014 and is located next to the first tee of… Read on

July 19, 2016

#TBT: A year since the 144th Open

Links News

As the 145th Open Championship gets underway at Royal Troon it now marks a year… Read on

July 14, 2016

Super season for our junior golfers


It’s been a super season for SALJGA! And for those of you who are not familiar,… Read on

July 8, 2016

Bringing our merchandise to life


Across our retail business we’re passionate about reflecting the high standards of the courses and facilities… Read on

June 21, 2016

Fife’s larder: local lobster on the menu


Our Executive Chef, Ian MacDonald is passionate about the produce we use across the Home… Read on

June 14, 2016

Sand martins return to the Links


Over the past couple of months, efforts have been made to create a new habitat… Read on

June 9, 2016

Photo story: Red Arrows fly over Home of Golf

Links News

As the world’s leading amateur golfers competed in the St Andrews Links Trophy, players and… Read on

June 7, 2016

The joys of spring at The Castle


After one of the wettest winters on record, spring arrived a little later than normal… Read on

May 24, 2016

How important is a wedge fitting?


Many golfers will get fitted for their driver and irons but the ‘scoring’ part of the bag… Read on

May 20, 2016

Video blog – Behind the scenes with Kevin Murray

Links News

One of the world’s leading photographers, Kevin Murray, was appointed as our first ever official photographer… Read on

May 11, 2016

The Old Course Shop turns 10


It’s a special week for our flagship store here at St Andrews Links. The Old Course Shop celebrates… Read on

May 2, 2016

Drainage at The Castle – Part 2


Earlier this month we blogged about a wet winter and drainage operations at The CastleCourse. Catch… Read on

April 25, 2016

Astro-faced bunker build


At the beginning of April, the Eden greenkeeping team started work on a sustainable and environmentally… Read on

April 19, 2016

Drainage at The Castle – Part 1


After what seems like months of rain during the winter, the importance of drainage was… Read on

April 15, 2016

Calvin Klein arrives at the Links


A new brand has arrived in our stores this season and it’s one you’ll all know very… Read on

April 13, 2016

6 signs that you need to replace your grips


One of the most common jobs we undertake here in the Custom Fit Centre at… Read on

April 1, 2016