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St. Andrews Links Sets Fees For 2011

St Andrews Links Trust has announced its 2011 visitor green fees for the seven courses at the Home of Golf.

There will be small increases on some of the courses next year following two years where the fees have been frozen. The high season green fee for the Old Course will be £140, a £10 increase on last year. The New and Jubilee courses will change to £70, a £5 increase. The green fees for The Castle, Eden, Strathtyrum and Balgove courses will remain the same.

The Castle Course will be included in the Links’ Three and Seven Day tickets and Advance Reservable Three and Seven Day tickets without a surcharge from April 18, 2011 onwards.

Alan McGregor, chief executive of St Andrews Links Trust, said, “Trustees gave careful consideration to setting the green fees for 2011 and decided that modest increases on some of the courses were appropriate. We have enjoyed a busy season on the courses despite the temporary closures for the staging of the Open Championship. We hope that the global media exposure generated by the Open will attract high numbers of visiting golfers to the Links next year.”

The application forms for making Advanced Reservations for 2011 on the Old Course, The Castle Course and the other St Andrews Links courses are now available to download from www.standrews.org.uk. The Advanced Reservations process opens from 10am BST on Wednesday, September 1 when the forms should be emailed to reservations@standrews.org.uk. Applications will not be accepted prior to that time.

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St Andrews Links Trust is a charitable organisation responsible for the management and maintenance of the Links courses at St Andrews, including the famous Old Course, host of the 2010 Open Championship. The Trust was established in 1974. It employs more than 300 permanent staff and seasonal workers during the high season. It manages a number of additional facilities including three clubhouses, a golf practice centre and four shops.

Around 200,000 rounds are played over six public courses, which feature two additional championship courses (the New and the Jubilee), two 18-hole courses (the Eden and the Strathtyrum) and a nine-hole course (the Balgove).

A seventh course, The Castle Course, opened for play in 2008 on a site to the south-east of St Andrews and has already won several international awards including being named by Travel & Leisure Golf magazine in America as the New Course of the Year and International Development of the Year by Golf Inc magazine in America. The course was also included in the prestigious Golf Digest Top 100 Courses in its first year.

For more information visit www.standrews.org.uk.

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