Rusacks St Andrews

St Andrews, Scotland

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Rusacks Hotel overview

Scotland’s true original, the Rusacks St Andrews lives along the legendary “Old Course” and is the golf explorer’s most sought-after playground. With its untamed beauty, Rusacks is a monument to St Andrews legacy and its abundant creative spirit. Occupying a landmark 1600s building, overlooking the Home of Golf and feet from Old Tom Morris’ hallowed Old Course Links – the hotel is the newest offering from Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts.

Golf Courses

Golf is intrinsically linked with The Rusacks, due mostly to its position overlooking the Old Course. With St Andrews a golfing mecca, it means you have several courses within walking distance of the hotel including the likes of the Links Trust’s Jubilee and New Course.

Other big names such as Kingsbarns Golf Links and Carnoustie Golf Links are within easy driving distance of the property as well as some of the hidden gems in Fife such as Crail Golfing Society and Leven Links.


Warm woods and antique furnishings meet luxurious materials and mystical touches to create a vivid ode to the Highlands and Linksland of Scotland. Selected rooms feature prime views of the surrounding courses and natural landscapes and come with a wide array of fine amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Restaurant & Bars

Rusacks St Andrews celebrates the uniquely Scottish relationship between golf, the landscape, produce, and culture. An anticipated collection of inspiring hospitality concepts from White Rabbit Projects featuring a diverse selection of restaurants and bars celebrating the very best of Scottish produce.

A destination rooftop restaurant and bar will feature breath-taking views overlooking the iconic Old Course. The first-floor restaurant is a friendly, authentic all-day restaurant. The dining room is sophisticated yet welcoming, casual yet polished, with views over the infamous St Andrews landmark and historic golf course. A laid-back and family-friendly place in which to have an excellent meal.

One of St Andrew’s best-kept secrets and our favourite Scottish pub is at the bottom of the grand old Rusacks hotel.


The Rusacks Hotel has a prime position directly adjacent to the 18th hole of the Old Course in St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of St Andrews, guests of The Rusacks are in touching distance of everything the town has to offer. For international access, we recommend either Edinburgh Airport which is 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive away or Glasgow Airport which is just under two hours.

Golf courses near to Rusacks St Andrews

Eden Course
at St Andrews Links

The Eden Course is a delightful Harry Colt creation to the west of the Old Course. A very natural layout with contoured greens that are some of the most undulating in the whole of St Andrews.

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.

Scotscraig Golf Course
at Scotscraig Golf Club

Whatever level of golfer you may be, Scotscraig offers an enjoyable challenge to all. Competitive coaching packages are available if you want a better round of golf or you can simply practice your technique on the putting greens.

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.

Jubilee Course
at St Andrews Links

Perhaps the most underrated of the St Andrews courses, the Jubilee is full of character and variety. Originally opened in 1897, it underwent changes in 1988 to elevate it to championship standard.

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.

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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Our experts say...

"For a golfer, a hotel does not get much better than this. Waking up and having breakfast overlooking the Old Course is a bucket list experience"

Chris Williams

UK Travel Consultant