St Andrews, St Andrews and Fife, Scotland

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If you are looking to immerse yourself in the complete St Andrews golf experience then you must stay at the Old Course Hotel. Renowned as one of Scotland's very best golf hotels and with good reason. The hotel overlooks the famous Old Course and is located on the Road Hole itself. You could be looking out at the home of golf from your bedroom or suite and see many players walking over the famed Swilken bridge as they complete their rounds. 

The luxury feel of the Old Course Hotel runs throughout the resort. There is the magnificent Kohler Spa to relax and unwind in after your round on the links. There are great fine dining options too and if looking to follow in the footsteps of Open champions then do ensure that you drop into the onsite Jigger Inn pub and toast your day.

The Old Course Hotel also owns the Dukes Course in St Andrews and we thoroughly recommend playing here. The course is a good contrast to the more prevalent links golf experiences in the area and very good value for money too. 


Onsite Courses

Dukes St Andrews

The Dukes Course belongs to the Old Course Hotel and sits high above the famous town of St Andrews.  It is widely regarded as being among the best heathland courses in the UK and has been improved over the years to provide an excellent alternative the huge variety of links golf available in this most famous of golfing regions.  The course is defined by its length - its over 7500 yards from the tips, the large waste bunkers that feature on several holes and the spectacular views of St Andrews.  There is a fantastic clubhouse with luxurious locker rooms and a great restaurant and if you`re lucky enough to be staying in the hotel, you`ll enjoy free transfers to and from the course. 

Nearby Courses

The Torrance

Sam Torrance was commissioned to design this superb championship layout, home of The Scottish Senior Open 2012.  It now features eight new holes and is regarded as among the top golf courses in the UK.

Distance From Course: 3 miles

The Kittocks

Gene Sarazen designed The Kittocks and he has made the most of this spectacular piece of land.  Players will enjoy wonderful views over Fife`s golfing coastline, some challenging new holes, superb greens and fairways, all just a few minutes from the historic university town of St Andrews.

Distance From Course: 3 miles

Crail Golfing Society

 Crail Golfing Society was founded in 1786 and is the 7th oldest golf club in the world.  The Balcomie Links was laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1895 and the new Craighead course, designed by world renowned architect Gil Hanse, was opened for play in 1998.

Balcomie has 3 par fives, 6 par threes and 9 par fours making it an unusual layout.  Unusual certainly doesn`t mean easy as the natural links land, cleverly positioned bunkers and shots over rocky bays put a premium on accuracy.

Craighead offers players stunning views from every hole and designer, Gil Hanse, has remained true to the traditions of the game.  there are no trees to protect shots from the reliable but fluky winds, deep bunkers and wikedly sloping greens.

This stretch of coast is home to some of the world`s most famous courses and both courses at Crail sit comfortably among their more illustrious neighbours.

Distance From Course: 9 miles

Scotscraig Golf Club

Scotscraig is another of the R&A`s preferred final qualifying venues for the Open Championship.  It last hosted this prestigious tournament in 2010 - the year Louis Oosthuizen defeated a distant Lee Westwood at the main event over the Old Course, St Andrews.

The course is, strictly speaking, a heathland layout, but it proximity to the North Sea coast means you will have to deal with a fairly reliable sea breeze and fairways that bear more than a passing resemblance to their link-land cousins.

The 4th and 14th holes are particularly good, the first demanding accuracy to avoid deep riveted bunkers and the latter requiring a combination on power an accuracy to conquer its considerable 523 yard length. 

Distance From Course: 7 miles

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Quite simply, one of Scotland’s modern greats and most sought-after golf experiences in the country, let alone St Andrews. Kingsbarns is located on 1.8 miles of pristine coastline and is only 7 miles from St Andrews itself meaning that it is a must include golf course during your stay in St Andrews.

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Distance From Course: 7 miles

Castle Course St Andrews

The Castle Course is the newest addition to the St Andrews Links golf courses. Opened in 2008, the Castle Course is unmissable and one of the very best golf courses in the area. It is a demanding golf course and a great challenge.

Perched on the rugged clifftop and boasting some of the very best views overlooking the old town of St Andrews, the Castle Course is a great modern links design. The clubhouse at the Castle Course is frequented by golfers and non-golfers alike, offering stunning views and a great place to relax post round.


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Distance From Course: 3 miles

New Course St Andrews

The New Course at St Andrews is considered the oldest “New” course in the world being built in 1895! With undulating fairways and tricky greens, the New Course is a great layout and a real test of every club in the bag around this traditional links.

Stretching out at 6625 yards and par 71, the course is perhaps a tad shorter by modern standards however it is a great design and well worth playing as part of your St Andrews golf holiday experience.


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Distance From Course: 0 miles

Dumbarnie Links Golf Course

One of the newest and most exciting golf course projects in Scotland, Dumbarnie Links opened in Spring of 2020 and is already quickly becoming a must play golf course as part of your golf break in St Andrews alongside Kingsbarns and the famous Old Course itself.

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Distance From Course: 9 miles

Old Course St Andrews

A golf course that needs little by way of introduction, the famous Old Course in St Andrews is at the top of just about every golfer’s golf course ‘bucket list’ Relive your favourite Open moments and create unforgettable memories as you follow in the footsteps of the game’s greatest moments.

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Distance From Course: 0 miles

Jubilee Course St Andrews

Considered to the toughest golf course of the seven links courses in St Andrews, the Jubilee has an interesting history – it was originally developed as a beginner’s course and to be used by ladies. In 1988, the course was re-designed as a championship golf course and a great addition to the St Andrews Links experience.

Wedged in between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee Course has some great camera worthy holes and is must play as part of your St Andrews experience. 


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Distance From Course: 0 miles

Eden Course St Andrews

A gentler golfing experience, the Eden Course stretches out to 6250 yards, par 70. It is an enjoyable golf course with some great holes running alongside the water and estuary with some crisscrossing between holes adding to the traditional design features – the golf course was built in 1914.

We temper the “gentler” experience tag with the weather conditions on the day. The Eden course is more exposed to the elements and can be a real challenge when the wind blows! It is also wise to stay away from the bunkers, there are some really penalizing bunkers around the Eden which could spoil a scorecard or two!


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Distance From Course: 0 miles

Monifieth Golf Links

36 holes of golfing brilliance, Monifieth Golf Links has 2 exquisite 18 hole layouts – the Medal course and the Ashludie. And you definitely need to play both of them on your visit to the area.

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Distance From Course: 10 miles

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