We are here to make golf more accessible,

appealing and inclusive.


Project Ukraine

Donations to the Project Ukraine scholarship fund cause can be made via the link below. If individuals or companies would like to make a donation of more than £5,000, they should contact Jennifer Hedge, Philanthropy Manager at foundation@randa.org.  Further questions can also be answered via The R&A Philanthropy Support website.


Our Playbook

The playbook sets out The R&A’s purpose: to make golf more accessible, more appealing and more inclusive and to be responsible for upholding the traditions of golf while embracing change and breaking down barriers to progress.
The message that golf is open to all has to go out loud and clear.
“As custodians of the sport, we should be inspired to do all that we can to ensure that golf continues to thrive in 50 years’ time.”
Martin SlumbersChief Executive of The R&A

Latest Articles


World Golf Museum

The R&A World Golf Museum in St Andrews is open to visitors all year round. Beginning as a cabinet of curiosities in the 1800s and known as the British Golf Museum for the past 30 years, it then entered a new era in 2021 as The R&A World Golf Museum. Situated opposite The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, visitors can explore the rich history of golf from its very beginnings up until the modern day. 

Championship Highlights

Annual Review | 2021

Our Annual Review includes introductions from Chief Executive Martin Slumbers, a comprehensive summary of financial results and an overview of work across our key areas, including Governance, Golf Development, Professional and Amateur Championships, Sustainability and The R&A Foundation.

The Rules App

Keep the Rules in your pocket with The R&A Rules App.  Download the comprehensive app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Featured Series

Student Tour Series | Making The Grade

Key Projects


GolfIt! is The R&A’s brand new golf concept that will open in Glasgow in summer 2023.   The new community-based golf and entertainment facility is located on the south bank of Hogganfield Loch, following the redevelopment of Lethamhill golf course.  The vast new indoor and outdoor attraction is a new innovation and marks a significant financial investment by The R&A towards its purpose of making golf more accessible and inclusive.