Ever dreamed of playing a round at the Home of Golf? Good news – it’s about to get a lot easier.

From April 2018, St Andrews Links will end a long-term partnership with vendor the Old Course Experience and take back the distribution of all commercial tee times.

St Andrews Links will spread out these tee times to multiple tour operators, giving golfers more opportunities to get on the Old Course without having to buy a luxury package or camp overnight at the starter’s hut.

Since 1995, the Old Course Experience vendor has exclusively distributed guaranteed Old Course tee times in a monopoly unfair to the average golfer. For example, a base package for 2016 offers three rounds of golf (one on the Old Course), three nights accommodation, daily lunches and airport shuttles. Pricing for those packages ranged from $US3,350 to $US3,630.