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The Swilcan Bridge

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The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course at the Home of Golf. The bridge was originally built over 700 years ago so shepherds could move their flock across the Swilcan Burn which meanders through what is now the 1st and 18th...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Cost 188 pounds to play, had a good day for golf only rained on the last 3 holes. Hardest part of the course is the greens and getting use to the roll. Felt like a pro was putting for eagle on the 9th hole.,yes correct...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Iconic and pretty! Open to public on Sunday's. It's a must-do! Make the golfers in your facebook feed very jealous ;)

Thank TMlovedit
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to St. Andrews in part to be sure to get a picture taken on the bridge. It was very easy to do, you just need to respect the golfers that are out when you do it.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most famous scenes in golf. Anyone and everyone who enjoy golf should get a photo snapped on the bridge, with the famous St. Andrews view In The background.

Thank TN-Squire-in-ATL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are walking on precious ground here. Best going on a Sunday as the course is open to walkers. Makes for an amazing photo with the 18th in the background. Special place for any golf fan.

Thank GuidoScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen this bridge so often on televised golf events that it was surreal to finally see it in person. It crosses the stream about halfway down the 18th fairway at the Old Course at St Andrews. We ran out before a group finished putting...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site of this ancient bridge never fails to impress. Best for photographs in the setting sun with the R&A clubhouse in the background.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This iconic landmark is the venue of an infinite number of souvenir photographs, much to the sometime irritation of the golfers who await their 18th green drive!

Thank fifedoc2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love golf then a journey to the “home of golf” must be on your bucket list and what better way of celebrating but to have your picture taken on the most famous bridge at the18th hole on the Old Course!

Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't play golf but really appreciate it as an ancient, beautiful stone bridge. We see it every time we drive in to St. Andrews and walked by it on the Fife coastal path. All part of the beauty and history of St. Andrews.

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Hello, No, there is no strict dress policy at the Links.
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Response from Scott C | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk out to that area. There is normally a group of people trying to get the same snap.
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