Every year on the golf programme we typically look after around 20-25 players, this is a mixture of both male and female students and comprises of the finest golfers attending the University of St Andrews.

Our Scottish University title winning team, defeating Stirling University in November 2015


This squad is then divided into three tiers comprising of differing levels of support, (A,B and C squads) and players are allocated a squad based on standard as well as various aspects such as attitudes, work ethic and perceived potential. The squads are transient and players may move up and down the tiers as they are subject to continuous performance review.

A typical question for prospective players is “What standard do I have to be in order to qualify for the different squads?” – whilst there is not a set handicap limit for each the makeup in a typical year would be as follows:

Men A – (+3) to Scratch

Men B – Scratch to 2

Men C – 3 to 5

Ladies A – (+1) to 2

Ladies B – 3 to 6



  • “As a parent of a student presently attending St Andrews and playing for Saints Golf, I cannot imagine another University anywhere being able to offer a better golfing and educational experience than the one my son is receiving.”
    David McCarthy – Parent & 600 Club Member
  • “Living, playing and studying here in the Home of Golf is a truly unique experience”
    David Watt – Director of Golf, University of St Andrews
  • “To play for the University of St Andrews Golf Team made that experience even more important to me – the combination of the traditions, the people I’ve met through the matches and the wider network, the extraordinary places we played, and the consistently brilliant competition, are highlights of my life.”
    Storm Boswick – MA Honours, 1991
  • “For over 600 years the town of St Andrews and the University of St Andrews have had a seamless partnership that celebrates the legacy, tradition, and values that bind them together. This standard of excellence is seen through the prism of the Golf Programme.”
    Dave Bonuccelli – David L Bonuccelli & Associates, 600 Club Member