Is a rental car a necessity, or can one (a single) get around the St Andrews area via taxi, public transportation, or a local shuttle/limo service? I'd likely be there for 3 or 4 days, and would like to avoid getting a rental car if possible.
Are you going to be staying in town? All the hotels there can arrange cabs or shuttles for you. The courses in town you can all walk to obviously.
IMO I would not rent a car there. There are a lot of narrow streets and the traffic can be surprisingly tight. Just one additional headache you really dont need.
The travel company we used went with St Andrews Executive Travel, not sure how much they are but all their drivers/vans were great.
I'm in the early planning stages, but I would expect to be staying in town. My primary purpose of the trip is to play the Old Course. Additional courses are a bonus, but I'd like to keep them close. I'll be traveling solo, so a travel company is probably out of the question.
I figured I take the (ScotRail) train from Edinburgh Airport to Leuchars, and then a bus/taxi. Reasonable choice?