St Andrews Golf Club has its 175th Anniversary in 2018: Part 3 - The Glory Days
July 26, 2018 / St Andrews
Introduction Soon after formation and throughout the second half of the 19th century, St Andrews Golf Club was the strongest Golf Club in Scotland. Initially this was demonstrated in challenge matches, then in team games between clubs an...

Read more
St Andrews Golf Club - 175th Anniversary in 2018: Part 2 – The Minutes, Old Course and “Cracks”
June 18, 2018 / St Andrews
Introduction The minutes of golf club committee meetings are typically uninspiring. However the early minutes of St Andrews G.C. could be quite lively. At the annual meeting of 1844 a new Captain would normally be proposed, seconded and ...

Read more
St Andrews Golf Club - 175th Anniversary in 2018: Part 1 - The formation and setting the scene
June 13, 2018 / St Andrews
Introduction St Andrews Golf Club was formed on the 29th September 1843 by a group of young men who were essentially tradesmen or artisans. Their golf society was named ‘St Andrews Mechanics golf club’. It was the second...

Read more
Golf - Off the beaten track: Scotland Series 3
May 14, 2018 / Featured destinations
Island Hopping and the Kintyre Peninsula Introduction This series introduces golf courses in remote locations or away from popular golf tour areas. Tour 3 covers three islands in the Firth of Clyde and the Kintyre Peninsula. Arran is ...

Read more
Golf - Off The Beaten Track: Scotland Series 2
April 24, 2018 / Featured destinations
Golf - “Off the beaten track” Scotland Series - 2 Golf in the far North of Scotland. Introduction This series introduces golf courses in remote locations or away from popular golf tour areas. You can...

Read more
Historic Golf Tour of Scotland
April 14, 2018 / Golf Trips
Historic Golf Tour of Scotland Introduction This tour is ideal for players interested in golf history. It features courses North and South of the Firth of Forth where much of the early game developed. With minima...

Read more
Golf: “Off The Beaten Track” Series: Scotland
March 20, 2018 / Featured destinations
Introduction This series introduces golf courses in remote locations or away from popular golf tour areas. They can be played as a complete individually tailored tour, or particular courses can be included or added to a popular tour. ...

Read more
St Andrews Part 5: The Robertson Family
February 19, 2018 / St Andrews
In the early 19th century golf was played with hand–crafted clubs and balls that were expensive and not long lasting. Consequently, the game was mainly played by the nobility and wealthy gentlemen. At this time professionals could mak...

Read more
St Andrews Part 4: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R & A)
January 24, 2018 / Golf History
Introduction – In Part 3 we introduced the founders of the Society of St Andrews Golfers. Forming the Society in 1754 was a positive action. They became the third Scottish society and were well placed to be an important auth...

Read more
St Andrews Part 3: The Founders of “The Society of St Andrews Golfers”
December 26, 2017 / Golf History
Introduction Early in the 18th century the first golf clubs were formed and better documentary records of golf history were kept. We are concentrating on the social parts of the story rather than a documentary of events. The Society...

Read more
 
CONTACT US
Ireland Office:
2 The Mall, Main Street, Lucan, Dublin , Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)1 431 1075

Scotland Office:
151 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9UN,
Scotland Phone: +44 (0)1334 458138

Spain Office:
135 Duquesa Fairways, Manilva, Malaga, 29692
Spain Phone: +34 9511 27110
Follow us
Ask our expert
~ Ask our expert ~
Adrian Stanley Hi, I'm Adrian. Do you have any questions about planning your trip?
This field is required
This field is required
This field is required
Thanks. We'll answer soon.

Worldwide: +44 (0) 1334 458 138
USA / Canada: 1-888-529-2448