My wife and I are planning a golf trip to Scotland late August/early September 2018. We're going to stay 4 nights in St. Andrews. A bucket list item for me is playing the Old Course. I'll look at getting on as a single, as Kathy is not handicap eligible.
Part of our dilemma is planning fights. Depending on our day of departure, flight costs vary. An itinerary that takes us to St. Andrews Monday-Thursday is more expensive. Another would have us there over the weekend. I think tee times would be easier to get during the week.
I'm a little confused about Sunday closures of the course. Are all the St. Andrews courses closed on Sundays, or just the Old Course?
Can anyone offer advice on our timing?
We are not going through a travel agent, or a booking company that has secured tee times. What were your experiences in booking tees times? Two methods for booking tee times, paying in advance more than two days, or within two days [pay at the starter]. If we book ahead and I get on the Old Course as a single, how do they handle our cancellation of the other tee time?
Any advice you can offer will be most appreciated.