Golf at St Leonards
St Andrews is known the world over as the ‘Home of Golf’. The game was first played in St Andrews in the 15th century, and today the town boasts seven beautiful courses which together form the Links Trust. Students enrolled on the St Leonards Golf Programme are eligible to apply for a Links Ticket, giving them unique access to these courses, including the world-famous, major championship venue: the Old Course, which will host the 150th Open Championship in July 2022. Other renowned Scottish championship courses, namely Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Muirfield, are also easily accessible.
Together with the indoor floodlit bays and world-class practice equipment at the Golf Academy (including the Digital V1 Pro Coaching system, Sam PuttLab, AMM 3D Biomechanics Data Collection, and Trackman), this ensures that St Leonards is able to offer one of the largest and most prestigious school golf programmes in the UK, attracting students from all over the world.
From Beginners to Elite Players
All pupils have the opportunity to play golf, regardless of age or ability. The five tiers of the Golf Programme are as follows:
‘St Leonards Minis’, designed specifically for pupils aged 8-12 who are looking to gain or continue to build on an understanding of golf, including basic skills and techniques.
‘Introduction to Golf’, which is tailored to pupils aged 12 and above who are new to the game.
‘Q School Programme’, which serves as an ideal stepping stone for players coming up from the Introduction tier, and is open to players with handicaps between 28 and 54.
‘Development Squad’, designed for students who are interested in developing the game and have handicaps between 17 and 28.
‘Performance Squad’, for experienced, skilled golfers with a handicap of between 8 and 16.
'High Performance Squad', for elite players who have a handicap between +5 and 7.
Full details of the St Leonards Golf Programme can be found in the brochure linked below: St Leonards Golf Programme 2022-23