If you’ve missed out on the private advanced tee times for the St Andrews Old Course and are not willing to pay over the odds for a guaranteed tee-time from an authorised provider then the daily ballot is your best bet. As a local St Andrews caddie, I have caddied for equal numbers of individuals that have been successful and unsuccessful in their St Andrews ballot applications. The process is completely random and has no reflection on social status. I have caddied for people who have won on their first attempt and others who had to wait until their ninth. Victory in the process has no financial value, as an American lottery winner and pro footballer found out.
By choosing our ‘Old Course St Andrews Ballot package’ you are giving yourself the best chances of being successful in the ballot as I personally will make the entry prior to your arrival and during your stay so you won’t have to worry about it when you are golfing or taking in the beautiful sights. The daily ballot is drawn 48 hours prior to play by the reservations staff at the St Andrews Links Trust and are usually released online around 4pm. If successful I will make the call to change conflicting tee-times as soon as the result is released.
This package also includes a local guide and allows you to choose from a number of top hotels in St Andrews and enjoy private transfers from the airport and the golf course.