The 2010 Open Championship was held on the Old Course St Andrews. After some testing conditions on the Friday, Louis Oosthuizen held his nerve to win his first major with some ease. The Open Championship wil return to the Old Course in 2015, before then it's at Muirfield for the 2013 Open.
The 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was held in St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie in October and was won by Branden Grace. The 2013 event will run from 26th to 29th September.
The town of St Andrews is internationally recognised the world over as the Home Of Golf. The town's seven links courses (all publicly owned) suit golfers of all abilities. St Andrews has an extremely rich history, inhabited since the sixth century, it played a major part in Scotland's medieval history. Today it boasts Scotland's first university and a rich cultural and community life.
This web site provides information on the famous golf courses and the town of St Andrews to golfing pilgrims. This encompasses the golf courses, golf clubs and the town itself, including St Andrews hotels and guest house and bed & breakfast accommodation, restaurants in St Andrews and local nightlife.
St Andrews lies within the historic Kingdom of Fife. The surrounding towns and countryside offer a diverse range of culture and attractions whatever you want to explore - the country's best beaches, the delightful East Neuk fishing villages or the numerous castles and country houses. The area also hosts some truly marvelous golf courses, often used as qualifying courses for the Open Championship (aka British Open) and the Dunhill Links Championship. If you fancy staying outside of St Andrews, the area also boasts some excellent country house hotels, remember nowhere in this corner of Fife is more than 30 minutes by car from St Andrews - or just over the River Tay to the City of Dundee or these 5 star hotels in Scotland - the best of Scottish Hotels.
See here, for travel directions to St Andrews and Fife.