Old Course Hotel

The hotel on the 17th hole of the iconic Old Course

Old Course Hotel

The Old Course Hotel sits alongside the 17th hole of the world-famous Old Course. One of Europe's leading resorts with 144 rooms, including 35 suites.

The French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the suites. Rooms are traditional and elegant with a few decorative Scottish touches. There are six places to drink and eat, from high-end to casual dining. Enjoy the Kohler Water Spa before deciding where to dine.

St Andrews is a beautiful small coastal town and can be a launchpad for exploring the Highlands and Whiskey trail. Let us help you tailor a Private Tour of Scotland and include St Andrews.

On the 17th Hole of the Famous Old Course

Situated in the ancient town of St Andrews, this 144 bedroomed AA Five Red Star hotel unashamedly focuses on golf and quality relaxation. Renowned both as a Golf resort and Spa, the hotel offers deluxe facilities for both and is the hotel of choice for golfers worldwide.

Room options
The en-suite bedrooms are spacious and perfectly appointed. With luxury bedding, deluxe mattresses, tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV and thoughtful extras such as hairdryers and ironing board ensure the perfect stay.

Eden Rooms with a king-size bed, some include private balcony; Old Course Rooms with a king-size bed, overlooking the Old Course.

Suite options
The en-suite suites are spacious and perfectly appointed. With luxury bedding, deluxe mattresses, tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV and thoughtful extras such as hairdryers and ironing board ensure the perfect stay.

The Eden Suites have a king-size bed, a mini kitchen and sitting area and full windows with a balcony overlooking the countryside.

The Old Course Suites have a king-size bed, a galley kitchen and lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking the Old Course, the town of St. Andrews and the Fife coastline.

The Fairway Suites have a king-size bed, a galley kitchen, dining and lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking the Old Course.

The Deluxe Suites have a king-size bed, a mini kitchen and separate lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies offering stunning views.

The Royal and Ancient Suite has a king-size bed, a mini-kitchen, dining and separate sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony overlooking the links courses and sea.

The Penthouse Suite has a king-size bed, private lift and staircase, a central fireplace, a dining area and balcony with outdoor seating and a fire pit overlooking the Old Course.

The hotel offers no less than six dining and drinking opportunities ranging from fine dining in the Sands Restaurant with its delicious cuisine to a traditional pub, the Jigger Inn, dating -back to the 1850s or award-winning afternoon tea served in the Conservatory.

The Road Hole Bar provides an elegant ambience with classic hotel staples of fillet of Rainbow trout and Old Course Burger, not forgetting a Club Sandwich.

The Sands offer family-friendly gourmet feasts - the ultimate comfort food menu, along with classic salads.

The Jigger is a cosy traditional pub serving heart-warming pub grub - Fish and Chips with daily specials. The Ham Hame pub offers the best local ingredients, including seafood (fish and shellfish) - All complemented with a fine selection of wines, ales, and whisky.

Get ready for a day of golf with a hearty Scottish breakfast and stop for a pint and a brie and cranberry baguette at the Duke’s Clubhouse. The captain's room is available for private hire.

Awarded the prestigious 'Scotland's AA Hotel of the Year', its 18 hole Dukes Championship course is set against panoramic views over the town of St Andrews and its stunning sandy coastline. The course has been designed as two nine hole loops with different tee positions for each hole, providing flexibility in course length and difficulty.

Thirteen treatment rooms provide the ultimate Kohler Waters Spa experience. Alongside two couples rooms, wet treatment rooms, a 20-metre swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, and a steam room is a refreshing Ice fountain, cold plunge pool, and sauna.

The Cathedral in St Andrews, built in 1160, was a pilgrimage place for many hoping for miracles at the shrine of Saint Andrew. Today the town is a place of pilgrimage for golfers keen to play on one of the seven courses, the most famous of which, the 'Old Course', dates back to medieval times and has been an Open Championship course since 1873.

Considered the oldest course globally, the Old Course at St Andrew's is known as 'the home of golf.' Such was the popularity of the sport in Scotland that James II banned the game because he feared it was distracting men from archery practice.

Founded in 1754, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews was for 250 years the game's governing authority.

Touring Guide
St Andrews and the Old Course Hotel and Spa hotel is an ideal location to stay with so much to see and do. St Andrews features in our Whisky, Golf and Culture Highlands tour itinerary. We recommend two nights at the Old Course Hotel to enable you to appreciate much that St Andrews has to offer fully, including the various golf course up and down the coast, please see our guide to the best Golfing in Scotland

Our tours suggest itineraries that have proved enormously successful. They can be readily personalised to accommodate any specific interests or ambitions on your Private Tour of Scotland.

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Explore the Golf Coast from St Andrews

  • Bespoke Amenities
  • Six Dining Options
  • Kohler Water Spa
  • 144 Rooms with style options
  • 35 Suites

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Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.

We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.

We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.

Contact information

From the UK: +44(0)20 8669 3666

FREE from Canada or the USA: 1-888-472-1799

Email: [email protected]

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