There are homes and rooms to rent close to the Old Course, but they will cost you and they are going fast. Photo: David Cannon, Getty Images
A year ago, a student of my acquaintance was paying £1,350 a month (approximately $1,765) for her share of a two-bedroom flat in the centre of St Andrews. For the purposes of the 150th Open championship, a golf fanatic has shelled out £13,000 (approximately $16,975) for a week’s stay at that same property. Unbelievable? Not at all.
Some students have done a deal with their landlords. Their usual 12-month contracts have been terminated (this can come as a relief) and they will head for home while their landlords make hay not just during the Open but the rest of the holiday season.
“The city is bursting at the seams,” said David Scott, the general manager at the nearby Dumbarnie Links, that much-heralded new course which caught the eye of golfers the world over during last year’s Scottish Women’s O...
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