Scotscraig Golf Club


Surrounded by history, Scotscraig Golf Club was founded in 1817 by some members of the St. Andrews Society of Golfers (later to become the Royal and Ancient Golf Club) who wished to play more golf than the Society's occasional meetings afforded them.

We are lucky here to have so much history and are proud of all the fantastic landmarks connected with the club, some of these are:

  • The 13th Oldest Golf Club in the World
  • Championship course , designed under the guidance of Tom Morris & James Braid
  • A unique mix of Heathland & Links
  • A 6 time former Open Qualifier venue (1984-2010)
  • Gold Medal, which started in 1818, is one of the oldest medals still played for in golf
  • 120 year old clubhouse, opened in 1896
  • Celebrating its Bicentenary in 2017 (200 years old)

The layout of the course was altered in time for the 1893 medal, having been extended to 9 holes.

The holes in playing order were:-

1. The Admiral's

2. The Whin's

3. The Pond

4. The Burn

5. The Wood

6. The Railway Bridge

7. The pot

8. The Toll

9. The Home

The clubhouse being now 120 years old was built and the original cost was £699.15s.10d, plus £101.7s.7d for furnishings. A very small cost compared to building a modern day clubhouse.

In 1923, the course was redesigned with the assistance of James Braid, one of the "Triumvirate". The course still retains many of Braid's traditional architectural features, namely large rolling greens and well positioned bunkers. Scotscraig today is largely unchanged, and presents a fair but serious challenge to all golfers.

We have been the host to a lot of prestigious tournaments such as:

  • Final "Open" qualifying (1984-2010)
  • Scottish seniors championship (2002)
  • Ladies Home Internationals (2013)
  • Scottish Boys and Girls Amateur Championships (2017)
  • Prestigious events in Bicentenary year (2017)
  • Qualifier for the British Seniors Open (2018)
  • Scottish Seniors Golfing Society International Masters (2020)

Legends at Scotscraig

Follow in the footsteps of some of the legends that have played Scotscraig.

From the early 1800s to the modern day, Scotscraig Golf Club has been graced by the visit of some of the greats of the game, Braid, Locke, Nicklaus, Norman as well as Sam Torrance, past Ryder Cup Captain.

Open Championship

The Club has hosted The Open Championship Qualifying over the last twenty years and it was testament to the quality of the course, that The Royal & Ancient Golf Club bestowed this honour on Scotscraig through the years.

In the past qualifying rounds such golfers who have graced the club are past Masters winner Larry Mize, Argentinean Edwardo Romero, American Duffy Waldorf, England's Justin Rose and past British Amateur Champion, Peter McEvoy.

Leading Qualifiers

(Open Championship Qualifying)

Peter Berry St Andrews (Old Course) 1984
Mark Mouland St Andrews (Old Course) 1990
Richard Boxall St Andrews (Old Course) 1995
Jamie Spence St Andrews (Old Course) 2000
Murray Urquhart St Andrews (Old Course) 2005
Paul Streeter St Andrews (Old Course) 2010

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