St Andrews Golf Oriented History Tours

12 noon, 2pm and 4pm

Daily – all year round*
approx 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 (12th C)

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 2000 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

Sunday Tour Special*

Your tour includes:

A walk on the 1st and 18th fairways of the Old Course


Have your photo taken on the famed Swilkan Bridge!

*2022: Excludes May 29, June 5 and Open/Dunhill inc pre-post preparation days & medal days.

Useful Info

Tour Details


Tour minimum 2 persons

Good command of English essential.


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


Only guide dogs allowed on this tour


Not suitable for wheelchair/mobility scooters

or those with walking difficulties/walking slowely.


Dress for the weather + suitable footwear

All tickets £16

Email for group rates of 11 or more.

AM/PM exclusive private/bespoke tours welcome

When will you come on a Tour?

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Only a 3 wood 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 wood from 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.