The St Rule Club is a ladies club which was established at the end of 1896. The original aims were social, to share newspapers and periodicals, to have tea and light refreshments and to have shelter near the links.
Its formation was encouraged by Captain Boothby of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and its 186 founder members (including The Captain’s wife Ella Beatrice Boothby) leased, as a temporary clubhouse, 4 Gibson Place for the year 1897.
The move to the current premises at 12 The Links in 1898 coincided with the creation of a golf section within The Club.
Situated next to the 18th green of the Old Course, The Club has a magnificent panoramic view across the world famous St Andrews Links and the West Sands towards the Angus hills.
The Club Today
The Club is open to members and their guests for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea from Monday to Saturday each week with a monthly Open Friday Lunch proving very popular.
The St Rule Club offers a range of seasonal activities for all its members. During the Summer months, Putting takes place on the nearby Bruce Embankment with matches arranged against local Clubs. During the Winter months, weekly meetings are held for Arts & Crafts and Bridge. The Book Club meets regularly throughout the year. A social programme of coffee morning talks and a series of afternoon lectures are arranged together with outings to the theatre and places of interest.
The Golfing section provides a full programme of competitions which are very well supported by members together with matches against other clubs. Each year The St Rule Club, in close association with St Andrews Links, stages the prestigious Order of Merit ladies amateur competition, The St Rule Trophy and in partnership with St Regulus Ladies Golf Club, stages the St Andrews Ladies Open held on the Jubilee Course .
St Andrews Ladies Open - 2016 results