One round on the Eden Course and one on the New, then match play on the Eden. Entry fee: $185. standrews.org.uk
Eden And New Courses
The Eden, St. Andrews’s fourth course, sits at a slight remove from the sea. The more-than-a-century-old New is a classic out-and-back links.
Old Course Hotel
Kohler recently redid this landmark alongside the Road Hole—it’s the nicest place to stay in town. Rooms from $555. oldcoursehotel.kohler.com
Auld Grey Toon
Visit St. Andrews’s bookstores, shops and pubs, the British Golf Museum, and the graves of Old and Young Tom Morris. saint-andrews.co.uk
First played in 1901, at the club where a young Donald Ross was pro and greenkeeper. Entry Fee: $125. royaldornoch.com
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
All rounds are played on the championship course, the beguiling links designed in 1887 by Old Tom Morris and refined by John Sutherland and Ross.
Dornoch Castle Hotel
This tony twenty-four-room hotel, across from the town’s twelfth-century cathedral, is Dornoch’s best. Rooms from $175. dornochcastlehotel.com
After dropping by the ivy-covered house on St. Gilbert Street in which Ross was born, stop in here to learn more about his life. historylinks.org.uk
Craws Nest Tassie
Apart from the Open years, this is Carnoustie’s biggest event. Sign up early. Entry Fee: $285. carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk
Carnoustie Golf Links
The Championship Course’s closing three holes, veined by the Barry Burn, are deservedly legendary. The Burnside Course has its share of gems as well.
Carnoustie Golf Hotel
This modernized seventy-five-room hotel sits beside the championship links’ first tee and eighteenth green. Rooms from $75. oxfordhotelsandinns.com
Hitting the Pubs
The Stags Head Inn and the Golf Inn are fine places to continue the camaraderie, as is the Fisherman’s Tavern in nearby Broughty Ferry.