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The Himalayas at St. Andrews Open in October?

Hi Everyone!

We're heading to Scotland around the middle of October and plan to spend the day in St. Andrews. My family and I were hoping to play 9 holes at The Himalayas (aka Ladies' Putting Green) but I'm coming up with conflicting dates as far as when they're open. RS Great Britain 2013 states April - late October but I've found other sources on the internet saying it's only open until September. Can anyone confirm this?

TIA!

Posted by
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Hi Courtney, If you don't hear from anyone you might want to try the TA forums. They are very good for this type of question as there are more locals. I don't know if MC from Glasgow is a big golfer. You could post in the St. Andrews forum, or they actually have a special forum for golf vacations!

Posted by
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Love St. Andrews - great golf-mad town with lots to see. They have a wonderful golf museum close to the Old Course and everyone seems to want to talk "golf". There were some beautiful gardens, the burial place of Old Tom Morris as well as his son, great pastry shops as well as the university where Prince William and Duchess ( I think that's her title) Kate met.

I would second this advice to check Trip Advisor and when I had questions, I just e-mailed the course assoc. directly.

Patty

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O.K., I checked a little further on your question and I'd still recommend going to standrews.com and send them your questions under the "contact ". They've always been very helpful, even if it isn't exactly under their jurisdiction.

Posted by
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Tia, The Himalayas putting course is run by the St. Andrews Ladies Putting Club. The Himilayas Putting Green is only open on weekends in October. You can call +44 (0) 1334 475196 to ensure what the opening hours are in October. As an FYI - The Ladies' Golf Club was founded in 1867, changing its name to the Ladies' Putting Club in 1948. Its members play on the famous 'Himalayas' putting green - so called because of its hummocky terrain over ancient sand dunes - which lies alongside the second tee on the old course. The 'Himalayas' is open to the public on payment of a modest green fee and is very popular with locals and visitors alike.