The Duke's Golf Course, St Andrews

The Duke's Golf Course, St Andrews

The Duke's Golf Course, St Andrews
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Duke's, owned and managed by the Old Course Hotel, is a lush, heathland golf course perched on the hillside just a few minutes from the hotel. Noted in Golf World's Top 100 Courses in the Scotland, this championship 18-hole course has magnificent greens, beautiful fairways, a fleet of electric golf buggies and five tees on every hole, making it most appealing to golfers of all abilities. Don't forget to visit The Duke's Clubhouse, a popular and relaxed dining venue with stunning views of St Andrews and beyond. The award-winning Duke’s Clubhouse offers a hearty selection of traditional food to warm the cockles of any weary golfer’s heart - tune in to the post-golfing analysis over a pint of beer or head on to the deck and catch a few rays of sun with a gin and tonic in hand.
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  • James S
    Falkirk District, United Kingdom67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dukes golf course long awaited great day out
    Father’s Day present from my daughter last year, due to on going health issues I wasn’t able to use my voucher for the time I had booked last year , I contacted the dukes course and spoke to lee and Jennifer and explained the problem , lee explained to me that wasn’t a problem and he would do everything he could true to his word I spoke to him in March 23 and got a tee time for 9.50am this morning 22nd May , my friend and I travelled up today from falkirk and booked in with a nice chap called Lewis organised our buggie for us the day before , popped into restaurant for breakfast again excellent service . Regarding the golf course I found the course to be in very good condition like many courses just now a lot of rain this season and a bit of heat needed for growth , to be honest my friend and myself found the whole experience today was excellent and will certainly play here again and recommend it to my friends . But a special thank you to lee who managed my booking for me due to my long illness issues also staff today who looked after myself and my friend . Lewis Sophie and golf starters
    Dear James, Many thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed your experince with us. The Team pass on their best and we look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the not too distant future. Very best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 23 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 22 May 2023
  • colnago65
    St Austell, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Duke’s Golf Course
    The staff and the facilities and The Duke’s was first class. The pro shop, bar area and locker room are first class. The course is challenging and in fantastic condition. The only downside was the staff member at the stater/halfway house who was abrupt and rude and disinterested in me being there. Overall though it was a great day.
    Dear Colnago65, We value your feedback and taking the time to do so. I have reached out to you personally via email. Thank you again from all the Team, Very best wishes.
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 July 2023
  • tomfiske10
    Weilerbach, Germany1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A course worth playing
    Played in August of 2023 as part of golf trip to St Andrews. Very different and complementary experience from the links courses we played offering fantastic views of the city from the higher ground. Course provides a good challenge with 5 tee boxes to meet all golfers abilities. Tee boxes and greens in great condition, and well placed bunkers along all fairways and greens. Went as a foursome with 4 buddies and we all agreed we were glad we played. I recommend this course.
    Dear Tom, Thank you for your review and your kind comments. Hope everyone travelled home safely. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the not-too-distant future. Enjoy the rest of the golfing season! Our best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 26 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Fabienne GP
    Glasgow, United Kingdom45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day of golf
    What a gem. Tremendous course in great condition, quirky and challenging for all golfers. A warm welcome from Lewis in the Pro shop and Ben as our starter. Thank you so much for a great day of golf. We'll be back.
    Dear 513fabienneg, Thank you for your lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Very best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 6 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • anniecheyne68
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday Round
    Lovely friendly staff, beautiful clubhouse and views. Course in good condition, sadly couldn't read the greens-:) Good value at half price, being a Scottish resident. Pity all the big courses in Scotland doesn't offer better rates for Scottish residents, as many really not worth the green fees.
    Dear anniecheyne68, Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your experience with us on your special day! We hope to see you again soon. Our best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 10 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Stephan M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    This golf course is absolutely stunning! In my opinion, it is a hidden gem in st Andrew’s. Very well groomed course with spectacular views that will leave you amazed. The course is challenging, but at the same time very enjoyable. The staff was also amazing, from the welcoming pro, the dinning room server Sophie to the grounds crew who was very respectful and never missed an occasion to smile at the golfers. I’ll be back for sure!
    Dear stephanmU5274EO, We thank you for your amazing review and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for sharing. we look forward to seeing you again soon! Very best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 28 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 September 2023
  • GrumpFace23
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque views; Many very cool hole designs; Thick rough and gorse
    I played the Duke's as part of a Scotland golf trip with friends. The Duke's course offers great views of downtown St. Andrews and a few views of the ocean. The course has significantly more trees and elevation changes compared to the other great courses located in Fife. Because the course has high elevation, it is exposed to windy conditions. The course is very well designed and playable if you are a straight hitter. If you miss the fairways the deep rough is very penal with a high probability of a lost ball. I would like the course better if they thinned out the fescue, heather, and gorse. Finally, be prepared for a longer walk given distance between holes and meaningful elevation changes. Overall, the Duke's is a solid addition to Scottish golf itinerary!
    Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time for your review and we take your points on board and happy to say this is part of our future planning. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Very best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 2 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Ken M
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 Star Golf Course
    The hidden golf gem of St Andrews. Stunning scenery, immaculate fairways, pristine greens and overall, a wonderful experience. All underpinned by polite, professional and very friendly staff. I loved it and can't wait to be back.
    Dear kenmT5122AR, We thank you for your amazing review. It was great to have you and we can't wait to see you again! Our best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 4 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Andre Martel
    Winnipeg, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t skip this gem!!
    Had the privilege of calling The Duke’s home for the last month while there with The Caddie School for Soldiers. The course and staff are all world class! Beautiful conditions, wonderful design and some amazing views of St Andrews. Don’t make the mistake of leaving this gem off your list!
    Dear Andre, It was a pleasure to have you and such a fantastic 3 weeks! We hope to see you again soon! Very best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 6 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Tony h
    Cambridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So welcoming!
    Having been badly let down by another golf course, my son and I managed to get onto The Dukes. What an awesome course! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and particularly Graham in the pro-shop. He really couldn’t have been more helpful. Many thanks mate, you really saved the day.👍🏌️ Tony
    Dear tonyhP6004BP, We thank you for your lovely review. Graham sends his best and we all look forward to seeing you both again. Best wishes, Duke's Team
    Written 14 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 November 2023
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marksmith2023
Dunfermline, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023
Wonderful location, tough course, great service, unfortunate wet conditions but is outstanding in more playable conditions. A must play when in that part of Fife
Written 21 November 2023
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Dear marksmith2023, We thank you for your review and taking the time to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 1 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Neil
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
As far as Winter golf goes, this was a real treat.

We paid £45 for our round which included a coffee and bacon roll, a yardage book, a fab ball marker and a big handful of their branded tees.

The weather was amazing which certainly helped and the course was in great condition.

Following the recent storms a lot of the bunkers were washed out and just hard pan, which was just a question of poor timing.

Once on the back nine, the greens were top dressed with sand but still relatively true. By the turn, some of the bunkers had been reinstated and were lots better.

Standout holes for me were the 6th for its stunning views and 17 where you have to drive between two beautiful old oaks.

One annoying thing was the amount of discarded drinks containers on the course (11th tee in particular). This is not so much a criticism of the course, but more of those not disposing of their recyclables responsibly.

I would definitely recommend this course and I will certainly be back, only this time with an electric trolley as I found some of the uphill holes hard work.

In the future, I will probably play off of the yellow tees as I found the whites quite a slog even as a five handicap.

Highly recommended, keep up the good work.
Written 11 November 2023
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Dear Happiness45609005175, We thank you for your fantastic review & your points are noted. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Very best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 15 November 2023
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Tony h
Cambridge, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Having been badly let down by another golf course, my son and I managed to get onto The Dukes. What an awesome course! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and particularly Graham in the pro-shop. He really couldn’t have been more helpful. Many thanks mate, you really saved the day.👍🏌️
Tony
Written 10 November 2023
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Dear tonyhP6004BP, We thank you for your lovely review. Graham sends his best and we all look forward to seeing you both again. Best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 15 November 2023
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Torbjörn N
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Very good course with excellent views! Good layout and a lot of trees and calm atmosphere. We felt sometimes completely alone on the course.
Written 7 November 2023
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Dear torbj_rnm819, We thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Very best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 10 November 2023
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jmassie2023
Barrie, Canada1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Beautiful course.......scenery was fabulous, staff was very friendly and supportive. A great course to experience Scotland in the fall.
Written 16 October 2023
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Dear jmassie2023, Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. The autumn colours are certainly beautiful this time of year. We hope to see you again soon. Very best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 17 October 2023
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lewi91
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Fun day on the course, a challenging course, which was in great condition despite poor weather. Excellent F&B, and service from all staff.
Written 16 October 2023
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Dear lewi91, Thank you for taking the time to review and delighted you had a good time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Very best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 17 October 2023
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Andre Martel
Winnipeg, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Had the privilege of calling The Duke’s home for the last month while there with The Caddie School for Soldiers. The course and staff are all world class! Beautiful conditions, wonderful design and some amazing views of St Andrews. Don’t make the mistake of leaving this gem off your list!
Written 4 October 2023
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Dear Andre, It was a pleasure to have you and such a fantastic 3 weeks! We hope to see you again soon! Very best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 6 October 2023
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Ken M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
The hidden golf gem of St Andrews.
Stunning scenery, immaculate fairways, pristine greens and overall, a wonderful experience. All underpinned by polite, professional and very friendly staff.
I loved it and can't wait to be back.
Written 3 October 2023
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Dear kenmT5122AR, We thank you for your amazing review. It was great to have you and we can't wait to see you again! Our best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 4 October 2023
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craigh2020215
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
Great day out on a well looked after course, bar and pro shop staff friendly and helpful, food was good.
Written 3 October 2023
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Dear craigh2020215, Thank you for your review and taking the time to do so. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you all again soon. Very best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 4 October 2023
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allanmckenzie99
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Golf outing for old man’s birthday it was a good day challenging due to the strong wind on the day. Definitely return
Written 3 October 2023
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Dear allanmckenzie99, Thank you for choosing to play with us on such a special day, we hope you gave him a few extra shots! Again thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you all again soon, maybe for your birthday :) Very best wishes, Duke's Team
Written 4 October 2023
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