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March 13, 2023

Golf at Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland

With views overlooking the historic town and St Andrews Bay, our exquisitely presented golf resort is a naturally beautiful setting for golf experiences.

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 recognised as one of the top golf resorts – voted “Best Hotel (Over 50 Rooms)” by Scottish Golf Tourism Awards in 2018. The golf courses offer championship links style golf with a tournament history continuing to grow after hosting the Scottish Youths International Championship on The Kittocks course.

In 2019 Fairmont St Andrews hosted the Open Final Qualifying utilising a composite course of our two courses. In late June 2021 they will be returning to the composite course for a second year and again in 2022 for the Open Final Qualifying for the 150th Open Championship.

The Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews was recently announced as the 2020 venue for the European Tour Scottish Championship from October 15-18. The Championship is one of three new tournaments announced by The European Tour as part of its reshaped 2020 international schedule.

The Torrance Course – Par 72 and 7230 yards

Designed by former Ryder Cup and golfing legend Sam Torrance, it’s marked by its deep revetted bunkers, large greens and links design. The Torrance has hosted the Seniors European Tour six times between 2009 and 2014, and continues to offer an enjoyable golfing experience to all of our guests and members.

The Torrance course is a traditional par 72 championship course where the front 9 works its way around the hotel prior to utilizing the property’s sea views on the back nine. Blending the principles of links golf with a more modern style, the course provides memorable golf days for players of all abilities. Contouring the Hotel, the Torrance course will test your short and long game. Its risk-reward design provides numerous options both off the tee and approach shots to the green.

USGA slope: Blue 74.8/138, White 72.8/134, Yellow 70.9/130.
CONGU S.S.S.: Blue 75, White 73, Yellow 71.
Carts are available on The Torrance Course, subject to weather conditions.

The Kittocks Course – Par 72 and 7192 yards

Original designer Bruce Devlin with assistance from Gene Sarazen

The Kittocks course makes full use of the properties coastal location and is arguably more pleasing visually. It has large rolling greens, undulating fairways and holes perched on top of the cliff tops breathtaking sea views. In recent years has hosted the Scottish Youths National Championship 2016.

The Kittocks Course has been designed by Bruce Devlin, a notable course architect of many famous courses including the Kings Course at Gleneagles and the exclusive Secession club in Beaufort, SC. It’s a 72-par course spread upon 5600 – 7191 yards. The Kittocks is a traditional outward and inward loop. A challenging course requiring nerves of steel to navigate its many holes running alongside the coastline.

USGA slope: Blue 74.8/138, White 72.8/134, Yellow 70.9/130
CONGU S.S.S.: Blue 75, White 73, Yellow 71
Golf carts are available for rental on The Kittocks Course.

Tournament History

• 2019 Final Open Qualifying Venue for 148th Open at Royal Portrush
• 2018 British Seniors Open – Final Qualifying Venue – Torrance Course
• 2017 Scottish Boys Under-16 Championship – Kittocks Course
• 2016 Scottish Youth National Championship – Kittocks Course
• 2014 Seniors European Tour – SSE Scottish Senior Open – Torrance Course
• 2013 Seniors European Tour – SSE Scottish Senior Open – Torrance Course
• 2012 Seniors European Tour – SSE Scottish Senior Open – Torrance Course
• 2011 Seniors European Tour – Cleveland Golf/ Srixon Scottish Senior Open – Torrance Course
• 2010 Final Open Qualifying Venue – Torrance Course
• 2010 Seniors European Tour – Cleveland Golf/ Srixon Scottish Senior Open – Torrance Course
• 2009 Seniors European Tour – Cleveland Golf/ Srixon Scottish Senior Open – Torrance Course

Amenities & Services

The Pro Shop, located within the Clubhouse, offers a variety of merchandise including branded clothing from Under Armour, Footjoy, J Lindeberg, Adidas, Kjus, Ted Baker, & Ralph Lauren, in addition to golfing accessories.

The practice area offers everything a golfer needs to prepare them for a challenging round or to tune their skills. With many practice targets on an all-grass driving range, an extensive short game area and a large putting green, guests will certainly be ready for their round.

Golf Boards – Fairmont St Andrews is the only Scottish venue to offer golf boards.

Surf the turf! Well, not quite, but with our Golf Boards guests can ride the waves of our immaculate, undulating championship golf courses in style. Exciting and fun, the Golf Boards are easy and intuitive to use, so guests don’t have to be pro-surfers, skaters or snowboarders to ride one!

Forecaddies – At Fairmont St Andrews we offer a forecaddie service for 2 – 4 players. The forecaddie will guide groups round the course giving yardages and advice on playing each hole as well as reading putts.

Golf Buggies – Fairmont St Andrews is the only 36-hole championship venue in St Andrews that allow golf buggies on both courses. With a fleet of 40 golf carts (inclusive of rain covers), they offer rest and shelter, especially when playing consecutive rounds of golf.

Rental Clubs – Our rental club offering is from Titleist, one of the leading equipment manufacturers in the industry. We have assorted clubs suitable for Men or Ladies and right or left-handed. Our set comprises of TS metals, their latest iron offering, Vokey wedges and Scotty Cameron putter.

Golf Tuition – All tuition is delivered by a fully qualified P G A Professional Golf Instruction can be arranged on all aspects of the golf swing, short game and on-course strategy Golf is overseen by Dan Naudo Director of Golf, Spa and Leisure.

A:   St Andrews, Scotland KY16 8PN, United Kingdom
T:  +44 1334 837000
F:  +44 1334 837099
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W: Fairmont St Andrews

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