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St Andrews & Gleneagles
St Andrews is not only famous for the Old Course and its reputation as the ‘Home of Golf’, it’s also home to a historic university, medieval streets and the remains of its magnificent cathedral. There are 10 courses within the vicinity, including Kingsbarns, which has shot to stardom since it opened in 2000. As short drive inland will take you to the magnificent Gleneagles Hotel and its three championship courses, voted one of the best golf resorts in the world and host to the 2014 Ryder Cup and 2019 Solheim Cup.
St Andrews is nicknamed ‘The Auld Grey Toun’ but that doesn’t reflect the vibrant town center you’ll find today. This is mainly due to the youthful population attracted to the town’s university, Scotland’s oldest university and the meeting place for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The town is also famous for the opening scene in the movie Chariots of Fire, which was filmed on the gorgeous West Sands running parallel to the Jubilee Course. But there no doubt the Old Course, the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world, is the jewel in the crown. There’s no greater feeling than teeing off in front of the R&A Clubhouse or following in the footsteps of the world’s greatest crossing the Swilcan Bridge. After your round, head along to the Kingsbarns Distillery for an excellent guided tour of the distillery and tasting with one of the guides. Approximately one hour from St Andrews is the world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel and its three championship courses. Regularly voted one of the best golf resorts in the world, the PGA Centenary Course hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014 and will host the Solheim Cup in 2019.
Carnoustie Golf Links
Carnoustie Golf Links is one of the world's truly great golf courses. Host to the Open Championship on seven occasions it will again stage golf's Oldest Major in 2018. Regarded as the fairest and greatest challenge on the Open rota, Carnoustie is simply a Bucket List course for all golfers. With 3 courses on-site there is a great opportunity to sample one of the other courses before tackling the jewel.
Fairmont St. Andrews
Golf courses in Scotland are among the best in the world and Fairmont St Andrews, situated in the "Home of Golf", is proud to be recognized as one of the top golf resorts - voted 18th in "The World's Top Golf Resort" by Conde Nast Traveler reader's poll. Fairmont St Andrews has been awarded IAGTO European Golf Resort Of The Year in 2012 and Resort Hotel Of The Year at The Golf Tourism Scotland Awards 3 out of the last 4 years. With two superb golf courses, The Torrance and The Kittocks, Guests can elevate their game just by stepping on the course. The Torrance, originally designed by Sam Torrance, has been re-designed with 8 new holes and classic Scottish revetted bunkers. The Kittocks, originally designed by Bruce Devlin and Gene Sarazen, offers some of the most beautiful holes in Scottish golf with unparalleled vistas as the course hugs the dramatic Fife coastline.
Old Course Hotel
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is located on the 17th Road Hole of the world’s most famous golf course and is one of Scotland’s most luxurious resorts. This 5-star property features 144 beautiful bedrooms, including 35 stunning suites. Unique selling points include the glamorous suites by star French designer Jacques Garcia who has created a vision of rich, red, divine opulence, while the more traditional Old Course Suites showcase silk-lined walls. The Old Course facing rooms enjoy picture-postcard views of the Old Course, the sweeping coastal vista and the historic town of St Andrews. The resort has six restaurants and bars, including the acclaimed Road Hole Restaurant and award-winning Road Hole Bar, world-famous for its selection of over 300 whiskies from every distillery in Scotland, a diverse collection of conference and banqueting suites catering for intimate to large events; and the luxurious Kohler Waters Spa, one of the best spas in the UK. The resort’s own Championship golf course, The Duke’s, is recognised as one of the best heathland courses in the UK.
St. Andrews Links Courses
For more than 600 years St Andrews Links has felt the tread of every great champion and flinched as millions of golfers have hammered and hacked, swatted and swiped at balls of wood, leather, gutta percha and balata. It has felt the caress of hickory and the sharp assault of blades of steel and titanium. It is a living, breathing timeline with each and every single person who walks upon it an integral part of its history, its love and its passion for this place. Experience the Home of Golf for yourself on one of their fantastic courses and walk where legends have walked!