It is true that golf isn’t the only reason that people come to visit St Andrews. But to be honest, few people ever leave without having heard about or experiencing golf at a St Andrews Links Course. The St Andrews Links is often considered the home of golf. St Andrews golf club otherwise known as St Andrews Links, is often referred to as the home of golf. Golf players both professional and amateur make pilgrimages to this bustling Scottish seaside town to play their favourite sport.
St Andrews Golf – Home of Golf
There is something about St Andrews that encourages golf pilgrims. The town has an almost magical attraction. The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in the world. It has hosted some of the most famous golfing figures including Bobby Jones, Old Tom Morris, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. All of these big names are great title winners and fans of the various courses.
Gary Player, before he gained fame and recognition in this gentleman’s sport slept on the beach because he couldn’t afford a hotel room. That didn’t last long as he rapidly became a household name and future visits to the town meant that he could sleep in relative comfort. The course is one place that on non tournament days, visiting amateurs and pleasure golfers could find themselves rubbing shoulders with the big names.
No respectable golfer can visit St Andrews and not enjoy some shopping. Even once you’ve been to the shop at the main course, there is plenty of opportunity in town to buy a few memorable items. The kind you wont get anywhere else. Whether you’re a junior golfer, a lady golfer, a gent, an amateur or even semi Pro, a golf trip purchase is a must.
With that said when a family visits St Andrews fortunately there is much else to distract Mom and the kids, when Dad’s holiday obsession is the golf. The holiday accommodation available in St Andrews is of an exceptional standard and Dunperrogh is no exception. Catering for the discerning visitor, with a clean executive feel. Even golfing groups of up to six can book Dunperrogh to satisfy their regular fix on the golf course.
While almost every visitor to St Andrews has to visit the golf course at least once, there are quite a few that will be looking for other things to do. Small fry and Mum will almost certainly look for something to do while Dad is at the Golf club. Inevitably someone will ask, where is St Andrews beach? For those that have located the golf course, finding the beach will not present a problem. The beach is right next to the golf course. many a soul has whiled away the hours at St Andrews beach, while their family members are playing golf.
St Andrews Beach
Renowned for its white sands and cleanliness, this beach has become world famous. The beach is approximately a fifteen minute walk from the centre of St Andrews. This attraction is famous in its own right and doesn’t owe its draw card only to to the golf course. Movie Buffs will have spotted the beach in the opening scenes of “Chariots of fire”. A two mile long stretch of open clean beach is what makes this beach a returning destination for most that visit it. Well placed for ample car parking, and close enough to town to walk, it is accessible by all.
A selection of shops and restaurants nearby mean that even in wet weather there is a place to take shelter and enjoy this natural resource. The sand dunes and soft lapping waves make the beach a wonderland to play for both young and old. Close by you will unsurprisingly find the Golf Museum, as well as the Castle and the Cathedral nearby. This part of St Andrews is photographers paradise. Sunbathers will love this beach, but for those that cant keep still, there is plenty of space zoned off for sand yachting.
When staying at premier accommodation such as Dunperrogh, you will be able to enjoy your day out, to get back enjoy a hot steaming shower and relax in front of the telly for the evening.