Father-Son Tournament 2017




22 - 27 April 2017

The Sixteenth Father and Son Tournament to be held at the home of golf promises another truly international field. In all, golfers from 22 different countries including New Zealand, Australia, Japan, SA, Sweden, Spain, Morocco, Taiwan and Malaysia, will have competed in this unique event, held in honor of the legendary Old Tom Morris and his son Tommy. Held over five days, the tournament is 72 holes of competition golf over St Andrews New Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Championship Course Carnoustie and culminating at the legendary Old Course. There is availability for a maximum of 48 golfers (24 teams). The minimum age of entry is 14 years and the handicap limit is 24. Please note that father/son-in-law teams are eligible for this event too.


  • Five nights (sharing a room) in the 5* Old Course Hotel
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
  • Lunches each day
  • Welcome drinks reception and three-course dinner in the Old Course Hotel
  • Whisky-tasting evening
  • Farewell Grand Scottish Gala Banquet (in full Scottish attire). Kilt hire and drinks are included in the cost of the programme. Special entertainment provided by a guest speaker.
  • Souvenir Father & Son Pillow Gifts
  • Prize Giving where generous daily team prizes and overall prizes will be awarded
  • Transfers each day from hotel to golf courses and return including full bag transfer service
  • Dedicated Old Course Experience team on hand throughout

Competition Format:

  • 72-hole two-man team competition (better ball stableford format) held over St Andrews New Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Carnoustie and the Old Course. The best net score will count at each hole as the team score. The overall winners will be the team with the highest aggregate points over the four rounds.
  • Two other competitions will run concurrently with the team competition on the Old Course –Individual Stroke Play (Scratch) and Individual Stroke Play (Handicap)
  • The stableford competition will be based on ¾ handicap and the stroke play competition will be based on full handicap.
  • Nearest the Pin competitions on each of the four rounds.


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