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British Golf Museum

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Address: St Andrews, Fife Bruce Embankment, St Andrews KY16 9AB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1334 460046
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What better place to learn about the 500-year history of golf than at this...

What better place to learn about the 500-year history of golf than at this museum located in St. Andrews, the "home of golf," located on the West Sands next to the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

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Great museum

Lots to do and see in this museum and their shop has lots of lovely things to buy and the restaurant is fabulous with stunning views over the Golf Course

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots to do and see in this museum and their shop has lots of lovely things to buy and the restaurant is fabulous with stunning views over the Golf Course

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously, you're heading to St. Andrews for golf .... this museum tells the story of the game. For a non-golfer, I was totally fascinated by the history of the game, the land, the first golf balls and early clubs. So for all you, golf widows, following your hubbys to Mecca, don't bypass this museum on your trip. Its fascinating and... More 

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been the the British Golf Museum in St Andrews quite a few times and whilst the food is generally very good, the service really does need attention. Yesterday (Saturday lunchtime we arrived about 12:10pm) we were a party of 4 plus a baby. The restaurant was the busiest I have seen it in all my visits. We were... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent displays and a marvellous collection of images and facts and golfing equipment. Very well presented and in a modern building with great sight and sound extras.

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn about history of golf, there is no better place to be! We did it at our own pace and were able to take as many pictures as we wanted. It was amazing the collection of item that they have. Once there you must walk the course on the outer path, it was amazingly easy and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It was very interesting to learn more about the evolution of golf and the equipment used to play the game. Many great displays of famous golfers as well as videos of champions crowned.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had no idea there was such a museum but were delighted to come upon it on our trip to see the Old Course at St. Andrews. We learned a lot about the beginnings of golf, the first clubs, how balls were made, etc. It was educational and fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Visited last year whilst at the open , went twice this year whilst at the Alfred dunhill links , food is fine a little over priced but fine , service on our first visit was good , on the second trip the service was awful , young girls too busy chatting to each other instead of looking after customers ,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My husband is a fan of golf. I couldn't care less about it. But we both enjoyed this museum. He enjoyed the exhibits about golfers I never heard of, but we both enjoyed the exhibits about the history of making clubs and golf balls. Just imagine trying to stuff a ball that size with feathers! One exhibit is an indoor... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Service was slow, food was poor and overpriced. Wouldn't recommend and wouldn't revisit. So disappointing. Not much more you can say!

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