11 Feb '18, 8pm

The Golf Life: As the Old Course goes, so goes Scotland - Golfweek

The Golf Life: As the Old Course goes, so goes Scotland - Golfweek

Tee times on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, have become less expensive and more readily available to leisure travelers over the past year. That’s good news not just for golf tourism in St. Andrews, but across Scotland, according to several tour operators. Old Course tee times might be the most coveted in all of golf, and for more than two decades, the St. Andrews Links Trust, which manages the historic links, contracted with a third party, Old Course Experience, to dispense tee times to tour operators. Last year the Links Trust brought that business in-house, effectively cutting out the middleman and dealing directly with more than 90 tour operators – known as authorized providers – around the world. ‘More choice, more packages’ “Rather than having to go through one channel to play the Old Course, the 90 can offer a variety of different ways,” said Laurie Watson,...

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