Find Scotland Tours that visit British Golf Museum.
|Address:||Bruce Embankment, St Andrews KY16 9AB, 01334 460046|
|Opening Hours:||Monday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm |
Last entry 45 minutes before closing.
|Admission:||Adult £ 8.50, Child Under 15yrs are Free, Senior £ 5, Family £N/A|
|Parking:||Yes, Public Pay & Display car park nearby|
|Toilets:||Yes, also disabled toilets|
|Cafe/Restaurant:||Yes, new cafe with panoramic views over the Old Course opened in 2015|
The British Golf Museum is an award winning attraction located aross the road from the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse in St. Andrews. The building houses the wide range of golfing artefacts that the R&A has assembled over many years. The museum underwent a major refurbishment in 2014 / 15 and we've not yet re-visited since the make-over.
The museum has a network of 11 small “galleries” which explain the origin of the game, the development of golf club / ball design, the tournaments, and history of the most famous players. We think that a bit too much of the museum is dedicated to displays of golf clubs. To really appreciate it, you need to be a keen golfer with a knowledge of the game and its famous figures.
The museum does not have much that will appeal to children, but there is a mini putting green where you can practice your technique using a variety of putters and golf balls from different periods. Try the ball from 1840 and you’ll wonder how the game ever became so popular!!
Cafe is a nice place to stop for its panoramic views.