If you can't play golf -- and we definitely can't today given the sheets of rain falling outside our office window -- then you might as well talk about it.

That's what we're doing with the debut of our new GolfDigest.com podcast. And what better subject than planning a trip to the Old Course at St. Andrews?

Although open to the public, the avenues for getting on the most fabled course in the game are complicated, and require at least a little bit of planning. In Episode 1, Golf Digest's Ashley Mayo talks to Chris Solomon, editor of NoLayingUp.com who recently returned from his first pilgrimage to the Home of Golf. Solomon (who you should also follow on Twitter @NoLayingUp) talks about the process of getting on the Old Course, the highlights of his time in town, and offers suggestions for those of you who want to make the journey as well.

Have a listen:

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