The Ryder Cup may be over for another two years, but golf enthusiasts are treated to another spectacle of the season with this week’s iconic Alfred Dunhill Links Championship pitting the world’s top golfers against celebrities and stars. Sport.
It will be a special week for the event as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
But St Andrews’ famous Old Course has more than 18 magnificent holes. His Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is also something special.
Located in St Andrews overlooking the breathtaking Scottish coast, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has undergone a series of hotel renovations including the introduction of a penthouse, new bedrooms, a additional restaurant and bar, as well as refurbished event spaces.
Not only were these changes made to the hotel ahead of this week’s European Tour event, but even more ahead of the 150th Open Championship at the Old Course next July.
Many defining moments of golf took place in the shadow of the Old Course hotel, with legends such as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Sir Nick Faldo winning the Open over the Old Course.
Close to and owned by the Old Course Hotel, the impressive Duke’s Course, suitable for golfers of all skill levels, is available to play all year round.
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Recognized as Scotland’s ‘Home of Golf’, the historic hotel is located on the world’s most iconic golf course – The Old Course – overlooking the famous 17th Road Hole and next to the iconic Swilcan Bridge.
The hotel and all facilities reopened on April 26 following the easing of Covid restrictions, and they will remain open during the final stages of the renovation.
Following the renovations, the hotel will have 175 rooms, with the introduction of a third floor in the Champions Wing and the addition of 31 new rooms, overlooking the Old Course.
A penthouse is to be added on the fourth floor, which will be the only bedroom with a private elevator and balcony, outdoor seating and a fireplace, with spectacular views of West Sands Beach and the golf course.
Luxurious interiors will include wood paneling, a central fireplace, a private dining area for eight, with hardwood floors throughout, and a freestanding tub in the bedroom.
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa currently has five restaurants and bars and will complete its offering with the launch of a new 80-seat restaurant and bar, located on the fourth floor and in the East End of the hotel.
It will offer all-day dining, serving international cuisine made with locally sourced Scottish produce, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list. With floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace, it will become the new destination restaurant and bar in St Andrews with stunning views of the city and the golf course.
Renowned as a wedding and event venue, the hotel has expanded its largest space, The Hall of Champions, to offer a new modular space with natural light, complete with its own entrance, perfect for weddings and events. business. It has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto an outdoor terrace, overlooking the golf course, ideal for cocktails.
The Hall of Champions seats 450 guests and can be used as a large hall or split into six smaller spaces, each with built-in technology.
Located next to the golf course, the Conservatory has been enlarged and improved with recently renovated windows and roof. It also features glass doors at both ends with steps leading to the surrounding garden for drink receptions, making it the perfect setting for more intimate weddings and small events.
Helen McBride, General Manager of the Old Course Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: âAfter an incredibly difficult year for the hospitality industry, we are delighted to unveil our multi-million renovation plans which are currently underway at the Old Course hotel.
âAs one of the best hotels in the UK, we are already delivering an exceptional five-star offer to our guests, but we are delighted to further strengthen the hotel facilities this summer. The new restaurant and bar will be a particularly attractive offering, which will really add to the culinary scene of St Andrews.
“These renovations have allowed Old Course Hotel to adapt to ever-changing guest demands and competitive landscapes, which have become increasingly important over the past year.”
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect retreat for golf and spa enthusiasts, offering a range of experience-oriented packages for guests to enjoy hotel facilities and the beautiful landscape and coastline from Fife, from Spa Getaways to the Fantastic Four with four rounds of golf on Scotland’s most beloved courses.
It is home to the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa, featuring 13 treatment rooms, including two twin rooms for couples, a 20m pool, as well as the Kohler Waters Spa Suite, which features a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, spa, and spa. hammam and a plunge pool.
Guests can relax and enjoy a wide range of water-based treatments using the healing benefits of water rich in natural minerals to feel rejuvenated, from therapeutic massages and facials from Phytomer to wraps and scrubs body, as well as a range of unique wet products. treatments. Hotel guests also have access to the fitness center and a range of classes, including personal workouts available on request.
Located nearby and owned by the Old Course Hotel, Championship The Duke’s Course offers panoramic views of St Andrews and the coastline. Accessible all year round, it is an 18-hole course, arranged in two loops of nine holes. Five distinct starting positions on each hole both provide flexibility in the length of the course and appeal to golfers of all skill levels.
West Sands Beach is just five minutes from the hotel for great walks and guests can also explore Fife’s beautiful coastline passing historic and natural scenery along the 81 mile coastal path, Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge at the gateway to Dundee. The hotel is also less than two hours’ drive from Scotland’s wilderness and its most famous national parks, including the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is located a short walk from the historic town of St Andrews. St Andrews also has excellent transport links and is just a 20 minute drive from Dundee Airport, an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and an hour and a half from Glasgow. Leuchars train station is 10 minutes away and Leuchars aerodrome is also available for private jet arrivals.