Luxury hotel description
Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts. The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotel’s suites. Located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, it’s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.
There is no more spectacular location in all of St Andrews. Bordering the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the 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. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality.
Features 144 rooms, including 35 stunning suites. The Old Course suites feature silk-lined walls, and many rooms have private balconies with views of the Old Course and the town of St Andrews.
The Eden Parkland-facing rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed. The use of tactile textures is a reminder of Scotland’s rich heritage in the textile industry, with silk curtains, velvet furniture and a 100% wool plaid throw designed by Monsieur Jacques Garcia. Gold and antique-style lamps add a touch of glamour, while traditional images of St Andrews remind you that you are indeed in the home of golf.
Eden Suites epitomise luxury with bold, traditional decor. These spacious rooms feature fabric-lined walls, a wooden and red leather sleigh bed, a sofa (converts to a sofa bed) and marble coffee table. Full windows provide spectacular views overlooking the surrounding countryside.
The Old Course rooms all have direct views of the Old Course. Guests who do manage to draw themselves away from this bird’s-eye view of the world’s most famous golf will appreciate the interesting use of tactile textures – a reminder of Scotland’s rich heritage in the textile industry. Silk curtains, velvet furniture, a 100% wool plaid throw, and gold and antique-style lamps are complemented by traditional images of St Andrews and golf.
Directly above the 17th green of the world’s most famous golf course, these suites feature private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows with direct panoramic views of the Old Course, the Royal & Ancient, the historic town of St Andrews and the Fife coastline. The Old Course suites’ warm décor feels very Scottish yet remains contemporary, with a stunning combination of tactile textiles including velvet furniture, silk curtains, a Jacques Garcia-designed 100% wool throw and silk-lined walls.
The fairway suites are a wonderful contrast to the Old Course Suites with their contemporary feel. Housed in the Millennium Wing of the resort, which was launched in 2000, every fairway suite has a private balcony with a magnificent view of the Old Course and the Fife coastline. These suites have a spacious separate lounge containing a WC and mini-kitchen, a large bedroom and a large bathroom.
Designed by French designer Jacques Garcia (of Hôtel Costes, Paris and Hôtel Metropole, Monte Carlo fame) deluxe suites welcome guests with a red, double-arched entrance with marble floor. Throughout, the rich colour palette continues with a striped cream sofa, a red and black velvet chaise longue, and rich textiles. Enjoy the warmth and cosy comfort of an open fire, or take a glass of champagne onto your private balcony and enjoy the incredible view.
Situated above the famous 17th fairway of the Old Course, the Royal & Ancient suite – one of Scotland’s finest – offers spectacular views across the links courses to the sea from its floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony. Tactile fabrics and eye-catching detail can be found throughout this suite, which features a separate parlour room.
Highly personalised service and attention to detail lie at the heart of the Old Course Hotel’s customer service ethos. The staff goes out of its way to create extraordinary experiences and can often be found sourcing special gifts and arranging unique services to ensure the ultimate “wow” factor.
Whether sourcing vintage champagne for a special anniversary, preparing a birthday cake, sending a glass of champagne up to the bride’s room – and a malt whisky to settle a nervous groom’s nerves – or tucking a teddy bear into a little guest’s bed, it’s those little touches that make all the difference.
From a magnificent gourmet experience in the Road Hole Fine Dining to an award-winning afternoon tea, the Old Course Hotel offers six unique dining and drinking experiences. The Old Course Hotel offers an exceptional choice of bars and restaurants from the chic informality of the Sands Grill to the fine dining in the acclaimed Road Hole Fine Dining Restaurant (3 AA rosettes). In addition, the hotel’s traditional pub The Jigger Inn serves fine home cooked food and The Duke’s Bar & Grill offers a traditional Scottish golfers’ menu. The Road Hole Bar offers Scotland’s finest malt whiskies from over 200 distilleries.
The resort has a range of conference and banqueting facilities including executive boardrooms, an elegant Ballroom, and a self-contained conference centre providing a flexible,modern space supported by user-friendly technology.