30 Jun '14, 6pm

Play The Sacred Sod

Play The Sacred Sod

There isn't a golfer alive who doesn't yearn to play the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. The trouble is, demand for tee times on this public-access links -- earth's oldest course -- is probably higher than anywhere in the world, with fees ranging from $130-$270. Here's the scoop on how to get on this sacred sod. GET ON THE BALLOT Roughly half the tee times are allotted daily via a lottery system called the Ballot. Winners are notified 48 hours in advance every day except Friday (since there's no Sunday play on the Old Course). Gaining access via the daily ballot requires a minimum of two golfers, with a maximum handicap of 24 for men and 36 for women. Ballot applications can be made by telephone (011 44 1334 466666 from the U.S., 0 1334 466666 in the U.K.), in person at the starter's box, or at any of the three clubhouses at the Links before 2 p.m., 48 hours prior t...

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