Old Course Hotel

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St Andrews, Scotland

For golf enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa is a mecca of relaxation and play. The hotel sits alongside the 17th Road Hole on the world’s most famous golf course, St Andrews, just metres from the rugged Scottish coastline and the North Sea.

Golfers will have no problem filling their days with tee-times at half a dozen world-class courses nearby, including the hotel’s own Duke’s Course, with majestic greens, beautiful fairways, and guaranteed tee-off times for hotel guests. Those who prefer life off the green will discover an equally active schedule, filling the days with luxury spa treatments at the Kohler Waters Spa (the only one of its kind outside of the U.S.), strolls through scenic St Andrews, and meals at three gourmet onsite restaurants including the Road Hole Restaurant, offering fine dining and over 200 types of whisky.

Inside, the Old Course Hotel is more modern than its historic name implies. A conservative marble lobby gives way to 144 comfortably appointed rooms (including 35 luxurious suites), designed with contemporary elegance. Every room features tasteful finishes and thoughtfully curated comforts, some designed by famed French interiors guru Jacques Garcia himself. Suites feature silk-lined walls and many rooms have private balconies, offering stunning views of the Old Course and St Andrews town.

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Old Course Hotel Information

Location & Getting There:

The Old Course Hotel is located in scenic St Andrews, overlooking the infamous 17th Road Hole and just metres from the rugged Scottish coastline and the North Sea. Glasgow International Airport is a 2 hour drive.


Accommodations at the Old Course Hotel combine classic elegance with contemporary style. 144 comfortably appointed rooms, including 35 luxurious suites, are decorated with silk-lined walls, silk curtains, velvet furniture, and wool plaid throws - the myriad textures a reminder of Scotland’s rich heritage in the textile industry.

Gold and antique lamps add glamour, and soothing colour palettes provide a warm backdrop for guests. Flatscreen TVs, Kohler ensuites, and fluffy robes invite total relaxation and respite. Many rooms feature a private balcony, the perfect perch to enjoy a glass of champagne as you take in the incredible views over the course.


3 restaurants
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Fitness centre
Free wifi


Golfers will revel in more than half a dozen world-class courses offered nearby, including the world’s most famous course, St Andrews. The Old Course Hotel also features a private course, known as the Duke’s Course, with majestic greens, beautiful fairways, and guaranteed tee-off times for hotel guests.

In addition to life on the green, activities at the hotel include the luxury treatments of the Kohler Waters Spa; an outstanding collection of restaurants and bars including The Road Hole with over 200 types of whisky; kayaking, fly fishing, or horseback riding on the rugged coast; rally driving at Knockhill, Scotland’s famous motor racing track; or exploring the historic centre of St Andrews.


Children are welcome at the Old Course Hotel. Family packages feature a check-in exclusively for young guests, complete with mini-robes, Nintendo Wiis, and a menu of specialized activities.

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