At St Andrews we'd love to play the Himalayas putting course. Rick's guidebook says no high heels allowed, which is quite logical -- but my question is, are the footwear regulations stricter than that?
Does the Himalayas putting course allow you to wear regular street shoes with leather soles provided the heel is no higher than, say, 1-1/2 inches (2.5 cm)? Or do you have to have rubber-soled shoes? What about boots, ditto: if the heel is low, are they allowed? We'd rather not take up suitcase space with golf shoes on our Scotland trip as we won't actually be playing any golf. But, we don't want to miss out on the fun of Himalayas simply because of unacceptable shoes.
Also, is St Andrews a realistic day trip from Edinburgh by train or rental car? Train schedule looks doable, but any advice from those who know would be appreciated!