For more than 600 years St Andrews Links, much like the game of golf itself, has evolved. Today more than 230,000 rounds are played over seven public courses. St Andrews Links Trust also manages a number of additional facilities including a golf academy, three clubhouses and four shops.
St Andrews Links is a very diverse business and the team work hard to deliver an exceptional experience for everyone. The course employs around 400 people in the peak season, making us one of the largest employers in St Andrews.
The course is a charitable trust and throughout the unique history, the focus of the Links has remained on nurturing the game here in St Andrews, ensuring the golf courses are open to all, managing the courses in a sustainable way and providing free golf to the children of the town, through the Junior Golf programme, SALJGA.
The operations of the Trust are overseen by two committees. The Trustees ensure the Trust is run in accordance with the aims and purposes of the Act and assist with developing policies, future planning, major investments, commercial activities and pricing.
The Links Management Committee oversees the maintenance and management of the courses on the Links. The nominating bodies for the committees are the Scottish Government, Fife Council and the R&A. Devolved from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the R&A organises The Open Championship and together with the USGA, governs the game worldwide. The R&A is a separate organisation from St Andrews Links.