St Andrews Golf Oriented History Tours

The Cathedral is currently closed to the public, so the tour route continues around the precincts by the harbour.

Hopefully it will be open for the 2022 season.

12 noon & 2pm

Daily – all year round*
1hr 45mins

* Check booking calendar for any exclusions

St Andrews Golf Oriented History Tours are  guided walking tours around the Home of Golf, showcasing both golf and the historic quarters of St Andrews.

Your guide is author and St Andrews historical researcher Richard Falconer.

Endorsed by noted St Andrews golf historian David Joy.

Richard’s tours are only one of four in Scotland with 5 Stars


The Old Course and R & A

The Oldest University in Scotland (1413)

The Cathedral ruins (1160)
(with 124 noted golfers)

The Bishop’s Palace (1300)

St Andrews has always been instrumental in shaping the game of golf we know and love today. Indeed, golf has run through the veins of St Andrews for over 600 years.

When added to the general history of St Andrews there is  over 1000 remarkable years to explore on this tour.

“We went on a St Andrews Tour with Richard and loved it. His is so knowledgeable about St Andrews. A great all-round tour”

“An ideal accompaniment to your golfing itinerary”

Tour duration approx 1hr 45 mins

Under 5s FREE

Useful Info

Tour Details


Tour minimum 2 persons


Meeting point - Outside The Russell Hotel, Scores. KY16 9AS


Only guide dogs allowed on this tour


Wheelchair/mobility scooter friedly


Dress for the weather + suitable footwear

All tickets £16

email for group rates of 10 or more

When will you come on a Tour?

Book your tour

Only a 3 Iron from the Old Course!

Meeting point


The Russell Hotel
the ideal 19th hole!

Corner of The Scores and Murray Park
KY16 9AS

Run by the attentive De Vries golfing family, this intimate hotel is situated only a 3 iron away fom the Old Course. This is an an ideal location to relax before or following your St Andrews golf tour amid the Home of Golf. The lounge bar is filled with charm, and offers a personal welcoming service for refreshments, breakfast, lunch/dinner.

Your Tour Time

All tours start prompt at the scheduled tour times, so please familiarise yourself with the meeting point and allow plenty of time to be there beforehand!

Top Tip
Eating beforehand?
It can take a while to get your check

– please allow for this –

Running late?

Contact us before your tour start time

If you think you will be running late or are unable to make the tour, please contact asap via
TEXT ONLY before your tour start time

There are no refunds unless cancelled by the tour director and failure to notify beforehand negates your right to reschedule.