Within the golf industry, St Andrews Links is known as The Home of Golf. This is where it all started over 600 years ago. The staff members at St Andrews Links view themselves as caretakers: they maintain this important piece of land for future generations of golfers to enjoy and preserve its history and heritage for the people of the town of St Andrews.
Toro has been providing turf equipment to the courses at St Andrews for many decades, but in 1998, St Andrews Links Trust chose The Toro Company to be their preferred supplier of turf and irrigation systems for all their courses. This formally cemented the partnership.
The first major project was the renovation of their irrigation system and the installation of the Site Pro control system in time for The Open Championship in 2000. Since then, Toro has continued to supply the latest turf maintenance equipment to ensure that all seven courses in the care of the St Andrews Links Trust are maintained daily to the highest standards. This keeps every hole at its best for both the golfers who play their once-in-a-lifetime round at the home of golf, and for the championship events—such as The Open—that take place on The Old Course.
Toro at the 2010 Open Championship
Toro turf maintenance machinery helped St Andrews Links through the Old Course’s 28th Championship.
See our press release dated August 2, 2010
Visiting and local golfers alike expect the courses at St Andrews Links to be the best they can be, every day, in every weather condition.
A Toro Reelmaster 3100-D trims along the Swilken Burn.
A Toro Reelmaster 5510 maintains the 18th fairway, while Toro irrigation conditions the 1st tree and 18th green.
A Toro Reelmaster 5510 cuts the fairway on the 3rd hole of The Castle Course, with the town of St Andrews in the background.
Toro irrigation at work on the 17th green of The Castle Course.
A panoramic view of The Castle Course from the 17th tee, with a Toro Workman MDX utility vehicle in the foreground.
A Toro Reelmaster 3100-D trims around bunkers on The Old Course, with the town of St Andrews on the skyline.
A greenkeeper utilizing a Workman MDX utility vehicle to maintain The Old Course.