Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
On the iconic 17th hole of the Old Course, overlooking the sandy shores of Fife, Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is a dreamy European retreat, whether golf is part of your life or simply a passing pleasure. The hotel has a true sense of classic grandeur, with interiors designed by legendary architect Jacques Garcia, combining contemporary style with traditional Scottish décor. Moreover, with the warm Scottish welcome and the subsequent specialty of personalized service, it is easy to see how the hotel won its AA Five Red Star status.
- Retreat in style at one of the 144 stylish guestrooms, including 35 suites
- Watch golfers play the 17th green of the Old Course from your private balcony
- Enjoy a luxurious afternoon high tea with buttery scones and pink champagne
- Unwind at the United Kingdom’s first Kohler Waters Spa or in the rooftop hot tub
- Explore the more than 250 whiskies on the terrace of the Road Hole Bar
- Tee off at a one of the world’s oldest championship golf courses
Step into “The Home of Golf,” guided by the best golfing concierges in the area, ready to organize tee times, rent equipment, and schedule lessons at the Golf Academy. Afterward, recharge at the luxury spa, with its refreshing ice fountain, swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, and steam room.
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The 144 guestrooms, including the 35 suites, come with serene KOHLER bathrooms, sumptuous spa toiletries, plush robes and slippers, and a dashing mini bar. Tactile textures used throughout your accommodations nod to Scotland’s rich textile heritage, including the 100% wool-plaid throws and silk curtains. Many guestrooms feature private balconies, and the suites boast notable extra space, along with a lounge and a kitchenette.
To be fully immersed in fairway life, choose an Old Course Suite with panoramic views of the famous golf course. The hotel’s Little Luxuries service adds a romantic touch for a special weekend away, while the customized children’s check-in is the beginning of a whole host of treats for your younger traveling companions.
Traditional Scottish fare, local produce, and a warm welcome is at the heart of the hotel’s culinary scene.
Road Hole Restaurant – With seasonal menus of Scotland’s finest seafood and grills, the three AA Rosette award-winning Road Hole Restaurant is the place to go for a sophisticated evening meal. Try the Plateau de Fruits de Mer as a show-stopping seafood starter, paired with magnificent views of the Old Course.
Road Hole Bar – Sample a selection of more than 250 whiskies from distilleries all over Scotland, with exceptional champagnes and wines to also choose from, all while enjoying the best view in golf.
Sands – The inviting ambiance of Sands makes it a charming restaurant for any occasion. Locally sourced ingredients craft a charmingly varied menu, with the Scotch Black Isle rump steak as its star.
Jigger Inn – Home-cooked favorites, a roaring open-hearth fire, and a selection of locally brewed beers await you at this traditional pub. Jigger Inn is hosted in a historic building, affectionately known as the town’s best 19th hole, for its golfing memorabilia and friendly cheer.
Hams Hame Pub & Grill – With an emphasis on fresh seafood caught at East Neuk’s fishing village and ingredients from the finest Scottish producers, pub meals here deliver a lot of flavor and charm with a welcoming locale.
The Duke’s Clubhouse – This is the place to go for hearty breakfast rolls, traditional main courses, and an atmosphere buzzing with golf chat. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of St Andrews and the picture-perfect, dramatic coastline.
Afternoon Tea – The hotel’s luxurious afternoon tea is a decadent experience of delicate pastries, cakes, and homemade scones. Add an extra sparkle to your day with a glass of Deutz Classic Brut Rose Champagne.
Start your morning refreshed and revitalized with a hot stone massage, a lavender rain-in hydrotherapy session, or an organic warm spiced peat wrap treatment at the first Kohler Waters Spa outside the United States. Treat your body to a workout at the fitness center, a playful session in the swimming pool, or a relaxing afternoon or evening spent in the rooftop hot tub. Be sure to also browse the pro shop to prepare practicing your golf swing on world-renowned courses, and end your day with a beer at Jigger Inn while perusing its collection of golfing memorabilia.
Although St Andrews is famous for its fairways, there are a great number of things to do off the golf course as well. The concierge can help put together a thrilling day at the beach or in the surrounding country. Have an adrenaline-fueled race across the sand in a land yacht, copilot a zapcat on the high seas, or go for a peaceful afternoon of stand-up paddleboarding. Visit the Tay River for Scotland’s best salmon fishing, blast some clays at the nearby shooting range, or speed around Knockhill Racing Circuit in a rally car. For a more tranquil day out, take a short drive along the coast to Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, where you can hike and spot seals from the sand dunes.
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Just south of where the River Tay meets the North Sea, Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is at the center of “The Home of Golf.” Bordering the Old Course’s 17th hole, with nine other world-class golf courses close by, this beloved countryside getaway puts you within a short walk of the historic buildings of St Andrews and its sandy beach.
Edinburgh Airport is 50 mi / 80 km from the hotel.
Glasgow Airport is 81 mi / 130 km away.
Leuchars Railway Station is 6 mi / 10 km away, with connections to Edinburgh and the national network.
The hotel offers a chauffeur service as well as a courtesy transfer service to The Duke’s Course. Both can be arranged with the concierge.
Land on the hotel’s helipad with a prior arrangement.