St Andrews is world renown as The Home of Golf! Golf was first played there in the 15th century and the courses were used for all kinds of activities such as football, livestock grazing and even rabbit breeding. Still today they remain open to the public and you can see families playing games and even having picnics nearby! It would be hard to imagine anything like this on the 18th hole of Augusta right? Well, that’s the magic of St Andrews and that’s what makes this place different from any other.
A historical town
The Old Course is famously known around the world but there are six other fantastic courses as well! Collectively, they are referred to as The Links and include: the New Course (established in 1895, so relatively new!), the Jubilee (1897), the Eden (1914), the Strathtyrum (1993) and the nine-hole Balgove. A seventh, the Castle Course, has been built in 2008 in a spectacular panoramic coastal setting to the south of the town.
St Andrews also hosts The Open Championship every five years. In fact, in 2015, St Andrews hosted The Open for the 27th time, bringing over 93 000 visitors to a town which has just 17,000 permanent inhabitants – the atmosphere is electric.
All of this makes St Andrews the perfect setting for our juniors, providing a huge choice of golf courses in a safe yet exciting town!
Mypro Golf Camp are delighted to be working in partnership with St Andrews University to provide our campers with the perfect place to stay during their trip of a lifetime.
Situated in the heart of the town, our juniors will be staying just a short iron from the Old Course and beaches. Whitehorn Hall is a modern, warm and friendly place to stay, staffed 24/7 and providing the perfect atmosphere to help your child feel immediately at home.
"I could take out of my life everything except my experiences at St Andrews and I would still have a rich, full life."Bobby Jones
"The happiest moment of my whole sporting life."Seve BallesterosSt Andrews, 1984
"If there is one part of the game not right, no matter how you try your hardest to protect it, The Old Course will find it."Peter Thompson
"When the British Open is in Scotland, there's something special about it. And when it's at St. Andrews, it's even greater."Jack Nicklaus
“St Andrews is a hard course to understand. You have to relearn it and relearn it and relearn it all the time.”Tom Watson
“It may be years before I fully appreciate it, but I am inclined to believe that winning The Open at The Home of Golf is the ultimate achievement in the sport.”Tiger Woods
“The Auld Lady can be as tantalising as a beautiful woman, whose smile at once is a temptation and a snare, concealing heartbreak and frustration for some, joy and fulfilment for others, but possession only for the very fortunate few.”Pat Ward-ThomasGolf writer
"I do not think I could go on living unless I felt that one day I might win the Open Championship at St. Andrews."Ben Crenshaw