Shoulder season: October Average high and low temps: 55/42
Sample green fees:
The Old Course: £105 vs. £155 in peak, a 32-percent savings. The Castle Course: £84 vs. £120, a 30-percent savings. The New and Jubilee courses: £50 vs. £70, a 29-percent savings.
Sample lodging deal:
One night's stay for two at the Fairmont St. Andrews in October: £179 vs. £219 in peak, a savings of 18 percent.
Green fees drop even further in the low season starting Nov. 1. However, you'll have to hit off special mats from tee to green. Also: The Castle Course closes for the season on Nov. 5.