Old Tom’s Pub
a Scottish-American Gastropub
Old Tom’s Pub is open every day for lunch and a casual spot for dinner. Sit back in one of the pub’s plush banquette’s with a signature cocktail, play a game of pool on Jim Nabors’ (better known as the comical “Gomer Pyle”) pool table, or enjoy some savory pub fare inspired by Scottish pub favorites.
Welcome to Old Tom’s Pub, our nod to Thomas Mitchell Morris (1821-1908), of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland: greenkeeper, course designer, clubmaker, ballmaker, golf instructor, and player.
Old Tom Morris was runner-up at the first Open Championship in 1860, winner in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867, and still holds two records today: at age 46, the oldest winner of The Open, and, with his son, the only father-and-son winner and runner-up.
His impact in the world of golf extends beyond play. Esteemed as the father of modern greenkeeping, Old Tom Morris introduced innovations in turf management and course design that transformed the game. Greenkeeper at Old Andrews for 39 years, he widened fairways, enlarged greens, managed hazards, and evolved his greenkeeping techniques.
Influenced by Old Tom’s passion for invention, David Pursell created FarmLinks as the world’s first and only research and demonstration golf course and testing site for advancements in turf grass and agronomics. More than 10,000 golf course superintendents from the nation’s top 100 courses, including Augusta National, Pebble Beach, and Torrey Pines have played here, fulfilling the vision of FarmLinks as the “Epcot of Golf,” informing and celebrating the superintendents and crews who make golf courses playable works of art.
We like to think that Old Tom would have embraced FarmLinks at Pursell Farms and enjoyed a pint at the pub that bears his name.
Slàinte mhath! Cheers!