R&A Golf Club of St Andrews reopens historic clubhouse after first major uplift in 100 years

Extensive renovation work has been completed to the iconic clubhouse at the ‘Home of Golf’.

The world-renowned clubhouse at St Andrews has reopened after its most significant redevelopment since 1924, promising to make one of golf’s most special experiences even more memorable. With seven courses, including the world’s best and oldest, St Andrews Links is the largest public golf complex in Europe and a bucket list destination for golfers worldwide.

The improvements include new and extended locker room space to offer women’s facilities, a new heritage lounge displaying historic architectural plans of the clubhouse, a new members’ shop, a refurbished trophy room displaying the club’s trophies and medals, and a new golf concierge desk offering services to members.

Trophy room in the clubhouse of St Andrews

Martin Slumbers, Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, said, “The Clubhouse renovation is the most significant enhancement that we have made to the building in 100 years and we are pleased to have made these improvements while retaining its special character and appearance.

“All members will now be able to enjoy the use of new and improved facilities which will enrich their experience of visiting and playing golf in St Andrews. Importantly, we are now able to cater to the increasing number of members who attend the Spring and Autumn meetings that we hold each year, as well as meeting the requirements of staging our professional and amateur championships here.

“We would like to thank the residents of St Andrews for their patience and understanding during the time it has taken to carry out and complete the renovation work.”

Today, getting a tee time on the Old Course at St Andrews has never been easier after the famous queuing system was recently replaced with a new Singles Daily Draw, meaning those lucky enough to walk in the footsteps of Open Champions will at least have had a good night’s sleep beforehand.

Front desk in the clubhouse of St Andrews

Image credits: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

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