Saints Golf Performance Scholarships

The Performance Golf Programme at the University is delivered through the provision of Saints Golf Performance Scholarships, supported by The R&A, St Andrews Links Trust and The 600 Club – our community of supporters around the world.

Scholarship support

A Saints Golf Performance Scholarship is designed to provide you with all the resources you need in order to continue to play high-level golf whilst studying at St Andrews, as well as provide you with many development opportunities.

The monetary value of the scholarship will vary depending on different factors; all recipients though can expect to receive the following:

  • Links Ticket giving 12 months unlimited access to all 7 St Andrews Links Courses (including The Old Course)
  • Access to the St Andrews Links Academy, 10,000 balls per year and unlimited short game facility use
  • Full coaching support – this will include both individual coaching with the Director of Golf and group practice sessions with other golf scholars
  • Access to the St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre
  • Full membership of the University’s sports facilities, giving access to the gym and dedicated Performance Suite
  • A tailored Strength & Conditioning programme, structured and delivered by qualified, accredited and experienced Strength & Conditioning staff
  • Physiotherapy support if required (amount of funding is situation dependent)
  • Statistics and course management provision through DECADE
  • Funding to attend appropriate and agreed competition (largely BUCS Tour and R&A Student Tour Series (other high profile, elite amateur events will be encouraged and discussed individually)
  • Saints Golf team clothing
  • International travel opportunities, as and when available/appropriate – such as training camps, tournaments and supporter trips

Scholarship criteria


Saints Golf Performance Scholarships are open to both male and female golfers, and both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the quality of the applicants.

We are seeking students who are fully committed to a performance scholarship programme. In addition to a high level of performance on the course you must be able to demonstrate the attitudes which are necessary for success off the course, both individually and as part of a performance squad/team.

We will examine various criteria and make efforts to meet you in person where possible, ideally with a chance to watch you compete in competition play.

The scholarships provide a wide range of benefits and development opportunities, everything a player should require to improve and be successful in competitive golf. Details on the scholarship benefits and the criteria we will look at when assessing applications can be found below.