The World’s first interactive hickory golf experience

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learn, participate and play hickory golf in beautiful authentic indoor setting

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What is The Hickory Golf Workshop?

The Hickory Golf Workshop is the worlds first interactive hickory golf experience.

Visitors can participate in a guided workshop on hickory club restoration and personalise a genuine hickory club of their choice using a range of leathers, threads and traditional Scottish tartans.

And why not try out genuine hickory era clubs on our indoor putting green and simulator?

What’s new?

2024 pop-up workshops announced!

Our popular pop-up workshops are back again for the 2024 season!

Once again held within the iconic Rusacks hotel St. Andrews, workshops will be available across the following dates

June 21st – 23rd

July 12th – 14th

August 3rd – 4th

September 20th – 22nd

What’s included in a workshop experience?

Workshop experiences usually last 2 hours. The first part of your visit is the workshop itself, where you learn how to grip and whip a genuine hickory club. Just as they did in the 1900s.

You will also have the opportunity to add your choice of leather grip, colours of whipping thread and even a tartan or tweed flourish to create a uniquely personalised hickory golf club.

The remainder of the booking is yours to discover all that hickory golf has to offer. Use genuine hickory era clubs in our indoor simulator and putting green and learn about the history of the game. All the while observing skilled craftsmen still using centuries old techniques to create hickory clubs within the world famous St Andrews Golf Company’s factory.

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Personalise your own hickory golf club

The Hickory Golf Workshop experience teaches you the art or gripping and whipping hickory clubs and allows you to personalise your own hickory golf club and complete its restoration back to a playable golf club


Remaining true to tradition, we grip all our clubs with genuine leather. You can choose from 10 different high quality leather options. With each having a ‘rough’ side and a ‘smooth’ side, you have a choice of 20 grip finishes.


We only use the finest 4-ply waxed linen thread on our clubs. This ensures the clubs can withstand even the wildest and wettest golfing conditions.

A choice of 18 different coloured threads allow you to find the perfect compliment to your grip.


Finally, add tartan flourish to your club.

Choose a tartan that links to your family or simply find your favourite colour combination.

Our partnership with the House of Edgar tartan mill allows you to order any tartan, even if we don't have it in stock.

Hickory Shaft Engraving

To ensure you take away a truly unique memento of your visit to the workshop, why not have your name, date or special message laser engraved onto your hickory club, while you wait.

Visiting with a group or for a company outing?

Make your visit even more special by adding the company logo to the clubs in advance of your visit?

Simply get in touch when you make your booking, send us the image required and we will do the rest.


At The Hickory Golf Workshop we believe in transparency and the power of first-hand experiences. Reviews provide a window into the quality of our offerings and the satisfaction of our visitors. Whether you're seeking reassurance before booking or simply curious about others' experiences, we invite you to explore our Reviews Section and discover why so many trust and enjoy their time with us.

What a great time we had at the Hickory Golf Workshop. We learned so much about the history of golf clubs and the traditional skills involved in restoring them. Great idea to be able to customise your own hickory club - so many leathers, fabrics and threads to choose from. Enjoyed trying it out on the simulator too. A truly unique souvenir to take home.

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Great time, a lot of fun hitting the Hickory sticks in the simulator. To top that we built our own club to try on the Old Course.

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We came for a guys golf trip and one of our group was having a birthday during our visit. This was one of the coolest experiences we’ve had. Staff was friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and fun!

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The Hickory Workshop was fun, interactive and informative and loved by my whole family

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hickory Golf Workshop on a wet afternoon while visiting St Andrews on a golfing trip - only a 15 minute drive away. We were really impressed by the owner’s depth of knowledge, not only about hickory clubs but about golf in general. The simulator, putting green and the opportunity to customise your own club made this a very enjoyable interactive experience.

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Recently visited the Hickory Golf workshop as something different to do with friends and it was well worth the time and money. Stuart’s knowledge of hickory clubs and the history of the game was fab and the examples of old golf tools and clubs was brilliant. I especially loved the experience of getting to grip my own club with my own choice of tartan! The golf simulator was also good fun, although my swing could use some work! Would defo recommend a trip!

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Group and Corporate bookings

Experience the timeless elegance of golf at our Hickory Golf Workshop, the perfect venue for group visits, corporate outings, and team building events.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and nostalgia of the sport as you tee off with authentic hickory-shafted clubs, transporting you back to the golden age of golf.

Our experts will guide your group through the nuances of Hickory Golf, fostering camaraderie and friendly competition amidst the incredible backdrop of the working St Andrews Golf Company factory.

Whether you're a seasoned golfer or new to the game, the workshop offers a unique and memorable experience for teams looking to bond and unwind in a truly distinctive setting.

Get in touch with us today and discover the joy of Hickory Golf together.

Pop-up Workshops

We like to take the workshop on the road!

Following the success of our one of a kind pop-up workshops in 2023, we are delighted to announce they will be returning in 2024.

Once again we will be teaming up with the iconic Rusacks hotel in St. Andrews to bring the workshop experience into the heart of the home of golf.


June 21st – 23rd

July 12th – 14th

August 3rd – 4th

September 20th – 22nd

Workshops are priced at £75 for a one-hour session.

Booking and prices

Workshop experiences are available only by booking in advance. Lasting approximately two hours, each workshop is meticulously crafted to provide participants with a hands-on exploration of Hickory Golf's unique charm and techniques.

Experiences are priced at £95 per person and entitle each visitor to a £30 discount on a hickory golf club*

Don't miss out on the opportunity to step back in time and discover the magic of Hickory Golf—book your workshop today!

*Does not include clubs manufactured by St Andrews Golf Co.

Where is the workshop?

The Workshop is located in Largoward, just 6 miles outside St Andrews and within the world famous St. Andrews Golf Co. factory building.

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20 St Andrews Road, Largoward, By St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY9 1HZ

St. Andrews Golf Co. Ltd.’s roots date back to 1881. It is the last remaining Scottish golf club manufacturer, a result of the major consolidation that has gone on in the industry in Scotland.

The company is home to three of Scotland’s most famous club making brands; George Nicoll, Tom Stewart and of course St Andrews Golf Co. itself.

St. Andrews Golf Co. are the only golf club manufacturer in the ‘home of golf' and the last club maker in the world retaining the traditional skills to handcraft playable sets of hickory & modern state of the art golf clubs.

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We're here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you have questions, feedback, or inquiries about our services, feel free to reach out to us. Our dedicated team is committed to providing prompt and helpful support to ensure your experience with us is seamless and enjoyable. You can reach us directly via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way we can.

20 St Andrews Road, Largoward, By St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY9 1HZ

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+44 (0) 1334 840860

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