College Golf

St. Andrews to host American universities for college golf invitational this fall

July 25, 2023

NBC Sports and the St. Andrews Links Trust announced that the Home of Golf is set to host a college golf tournament featuring a few esteemed American universities.

The inaugural St. Andrews Links Collegiate, presented by TopGolf and World Wide Technology, featuring the men’s and women’s golf teams from Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University, will take place on Oct. 23-25.

The men’s programs at Vanderbilt and North Carolina finished the spring ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the nation, respectively.

The event will consist of two days of stroke play on the Jubilee Course followed by a day of match play on the historic Old Course, which will also host the 2023 Walker Cup in September.

“We are honored and proud to partner with St. Andrews Links Trust on this new collegiate invitational at the Home of Golf,” said Tom Knapp, NBC Sports Executive VP, Golf. “The St. Andrews Links Collegiate elevates and enhances our already impactful college golf platform.”

“We are delighted to partner with NBC Sports to bring the first collegiate event to the Home of Golf, creating a new invitational which will see some of the game’s brightest young stars from four distinguished institutions compete in the birthplace of the game,” said Neil Coulson, CEO of St. Andrews Links Trust, the organization responsible for the management and upkeep of the seven courses at St. Andrews.

The Old Course—which has hosted the Open Championship on 30 occasions—is currently seventh on Golf Digest’s latest ranking of the World’s 100 Greatest Courses and is cited by course architects and historians as the most important golf course in the world.

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