The St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club is probably better known to visitors from around the world as The Himalayas which is an apt description for this unique facility found in St Andrews, the home of golf.

A private club founded in 1867, the St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club course is open to the public daily from April to September (and in March and October, weather permitting) with a few closed periods when it is reserved for members’ use.

We welcome all standards of putters, from age 3 – 93 (and older!). We have a nine hole course which we ask our younger participants to play and an 18 hole course, both of which are challenging even to the most experienced golfer.  Equipment hire is included in the green fee of £3 (Adult), £1 (Child under 12) and £1 (Senior).

The Himalayas lie between the famous Old Course and the spectacular West Sands, only a ten minute walk from the town centre (see map below).

Voted number two in The Courier "country days out".

Fresh Challenges

Our Manager, Neil Moore shows great skill and imagination in laying out a variety of challenging holes in such a small piece of ground.  A new course is laid out each Wednesday.


The Club has a long and interesting history having been instituted in 1867 as the St Andrews Ladies' Golf Club.

Read more about the history


DSC02720We hope you enjoy your visit to The Himalayas and, like many of our visitors, return again and again.