Ardgowan Hotel

Fife, Scotland

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The Ardgowan is a charming family run hotel with a great selection of recently refurbished rooms, a fantastic restaurant which has tables outside to relax in during the summer time. The Hotel is ideally located for enjoying the excellent array of bars and restaurants available in St Andrews, all within walking distance.

Golf Courses

Nearby golf courses include The Old Course, New Course , Scotscraig, Lundin, Castle, Torrance and Kingsbarns.


Scottish Tourist Board 3-star rated accommodation, centrally located within walking distance of the University of St Andrews and the world famous Old Course.

The Ardgowan was designed in 1847 by the famous Scottish architect, George Rae. A family run hotel, The Ardgowan offers 29 comfortable en suite bedrooms split over two adjoining Georgian town houses.

All bedrooms offer tea/coffee facilities, digital television/radio, FREE Wi-Fi, telephone, hair dryer. A same day laundry service is available.

Restaurant & Bars

The restaurant is just off North Street on a South facing terrace and enjoys an excellent reputation for top class, freshly prepared food. All menus display a Scottish twist and the dishes celebrate the best in local and seasonal produce.

Playfair's Bar is housed in The Pilmour Hotel and offers a great bar menu. The bar is a nice spot to relax or watch sport, with seven large screens and friendly staff.


The hotel is located East of Perth on the coast, right in the heart of St Andrews only 200 yards from the 18th green of the Old Course. The nearest airport is Edinburgh and the nearest train station is Leuchars Station.

Golf courses near to Ardgowan Hotel

Leven Links Golf Course
at Leven Links Golf Club

Having played host to the British Open Championship on several occasions, this fantastic par-71 links course tests every level of golfer. Dating back to the 1800s, this is one of the oldest links courses in Scotland.

Balcomie Links
at Crail Golfing Society

A beautiful 18-hole, par-69 links course, The Balcomie provides golfers with a unique challenging round, while boasting spectacular views of the Scottish coast.

Ladybank Golf Course
at Ladybank Golf Club

A fantastic par-71 heathland course, Ladybank offers golfers an interesting challenge alongside a fantastic clubhouse with a friendly atmosphere.

Lundin Golf Course
at Lundin Golf Club

Designed by James Braid, this 6371 yard, par-71 links course is renowned for its beautiful greens and has some of the most demanding short par-4s in the region.

New Course
at St Andrews Links

Often overshadowed by the Old Course, the New Course is a very enjoyable links layout that will test all parts of your game. Opened in 1895 and therefore one of the oldest ‘new’ courses in the world.

Craighead Links
at Crail Golfing Society

Measuring in at 6728 yards, this golf course is great for those looking for a fun challenge. A par-71 it offers stunning seascapes throughout your round of golf.

Dumbarnie Links
at Dumbarnie Links

Just minutes from St Andrews, this rare piece of land is home to Dumbarnie Links golf course which has a mile and a half of sea frontage with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth.

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Ardgowan Hotel Ardgowan Hotel 3 Playfair Terrace St Andrews, Fife Scotland KY16 9HX
Our experts say...

A quality independent Hotel in an ideal location in the heart of the town just yards from the finishing hole of the Old Course. Minutes from some of the best Bars and Restaurants available in St Andrews, the Ardgowan is hard to beat for ultimate value.