Welcome To The St Rule Golf Club

A unique international members club where ladies can enjoy a range of sports and activities.
Excellent hospitality in an iconic location where ambiance and companionship generate a sense of belonging, for life.

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Our History

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.

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The Club Today

The St Rule Club offers a range of activities designed to promote both physical and mental wellbeing in a social context for our members. These activities are organised by the Convenors of the club’s ten sections.

In Summertime the Club embraces its prime location and the sections burst into life with healthy activities such as putting on the Himalayas organised by the Putting section; 5-6 mile walks through the surrounding countryside with the Walking section; trips to theatres and talks throughout Scotland are arranged by the Social section;

Visits to tour and appreciate large estate gardens take place with the Gardening section and 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. During the darker Winter months the members are far from idle and it is the turn of the Arts & Crafts, Book, Bridge, Heritage and Mahjong sections to offer weekly friendly competition.

The Club is open to members and their guests for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea from Monday to Saturday each week.
For many of the members it is the social hub of their lives where they can meet their friends