St Andrews Golf Heritage Tours

Discover the unique history of St Andrews

April – September
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm*

October – March
12pm, 2pm*

Daily tours all year round*
approx 1hr 45mins

* Check booking calendar for availability

St Andrews Golf Heritage Tours, covering both St Andrews and Old Course history plus a photo shoot on the Swilkan Bridge.

Your St Andrews guide is author and St Andrews historical researcher Richard Falconer. As a noted author, Richard is a town and golf historian.

Tours endorsed by St Andrews golf historian and artist David Joy.

award-winning St Andrews Golf Heritage Tours

Showcasing both town and golf history, Richard’s tours give a new perspective on the ancient game we know and love.


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

The Bishop’s Palace (12th C)

The Oldest University in Scotland (1413)

The Old Course

Photo-shoot on the Swilkan Bridge – excludes tournament days

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 are over 2000 remarkable years to explore on this St Andrews golf-oriented walking tour.

“We went on a St Andrews guided tour with Richard and loved it. He 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

St Andrews guided tour
Sunday Special*

Your tour includes:

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


Have your photo taken by the 18th flag and on the famed Swilkan Bridge.

*Excludes Sunday tournament days.

St Andrews Golf & Town History

Tour Details


First booking of each tour minimum 2 persons

Good command of English essential.

Meeting point - outside Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9AS.


Only guide dogs allowed on this tour


Not suitable for wheelchair/mobility scooters

or those with walking difficulties/walking slowly.

Dress for the weather + suitable footwear

Tickets only £17

Under 16s £15

Under 5s FREE (tours not suitable for under 2s)

Email for group rates of 11 or more.

AM/PM exclusive private/bespoke tours welcome

When will you come on a Tour?

Book your St Andrews Heritage Tour

Only a 3 wood from the Old Course!

Meeting point


Hotel du Vin
the ideal 19th hole!

40 The Scores
KY16 9AS

This is an an ideal location to relax before or following your St Andrews golf tour amid the Home of Golf. Filled with charm, the hotel offers a personal welcoming service for refreshments, breakfast, lunch and 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 within 24 hours of the tour unless cancelled by the tour director and failure to notify beforehand negates your right to reschedule.