The iconic home of golf
A location which needs no introduction, St Andrews is the Home of Golf, with the Old Course at St Andrews Golf Links being on every golf fanatics bucket list. The Old Course takes a lot of the St Andrews limelight, however, this is not the only noteworthy course, the area is rich in quality courses and luxury accommodation for your next visit.
The 'Home of Golf'
Golf in St Andrews is where the game started and has become known rightly as the ‘Home of Golf’, where legends of the game have been forged and some of the most incredible moments in golf have happened. Whilst it is true the area of St Andrews has a magical presence to it, with all golfers appreciating its significance to the sport, St Andrews golf courses more than live up to the reputation.
The area of St Andrews is so rich in great golf and historic courses that it is impossible to do them all credit, however, the most iconic course remains the Old Course at St Andrews Golf Links, regarded by many as an absolute must-play and for good reason, the course exudes class and the history of the course is something of a marvel, a treat for all those who play.
Although the Old Course shouldn’t steal all the spotlight, other notable courses in the St Andrews area include the New Course, Jubilee and Castle Course at St Andrew's Golf Links all of which are outstanding designs which do well to jump out of the shadow of the Old Course.
Other notable courses include Kingsbarns Golf Links a European Tour favourite and the courses at Fairmont St Andrews, again both exuding the history St Andrews is known for.
Popular golf destinations in St Andrews
Luxury, history & elegance
St Andrews is a town that encapsulates luxury, history, elegance and truly breath-taking surroundings in the 'Home of Golf'. So why wouldn’t you want to go on a golf break here? The beautiful scenery, sandy beaches and first-class accommodation make this the perfect place to stay in Scotland.
What’s more, you don’t have to worry about travelling very far. Experience unmatched golf on your doorstep in the UK. We offer a wide range of affordable packages to suit all your needs. Speak to one of our experts if you’re looking for a bespoke package.
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Where to stay & play in St Andrews
We recommend the Fairmont St Andrews 5* which overlooks the Auld Grey Toun, the spiritual home of the game. This luxury hotel is the perfect location to make the most of St Andrews and the surrounding area, with the Old Course just a few miles away. As you would expect from a 5* golf resort and spa, Fairmont St Andrews offers fantastic golf as well as excellent off-course facilities.
Another popular option is the Old Course Hotel 5* which boasts 144 luxuriously designed bedrooms and offers a fantastic range of facilities for guests to enjoy. Bordering the renowned 17th 'Road Hole' of the St Andrews Old Course in the ‘Home of Golf’, The Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. It also offers one of the UK’ best spas.