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Address: Fairmount Hotel at St. Andrews, St. Andrews KY16 8PN, Scotland
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+44 1334 837000
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lovely golf course, played in challenging winds

The Kittocks golf course is a good challenging course offing spectacular views along the coast. Visiting in March the course was in fantastic condition. The day we played... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
Mark S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

The Kittocks golf course is a good challenging course offing spectacular views along the coast. Visiting in March the course was in fantastic condition. The day we played the wind was gusting to 50mph, so a number of holes were extremely tricky.... however still massively enjoyable. The club house is lovely - perfectly placed giving fantastic views of the golf... More 

Thank Mark S
Reno, Nevada
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229 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

This and Kingsbarns were my favorite courses in the area. It fit my eye well, I played a great round of golf and just had a ball. Had a really good caddy and everyone had a great time. They have a very nice restaurant and bar as well

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Lewisville, Texas
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119 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

We had a wonderful round of golf playing the Kittocks course. An excellent challenge with great views the entire round. The day we play the sun was out with very little wind which I'm sure helped make it all great. Will be back to play when we are in town next.

Thank Zychman
Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Really enjoyed my game at the Kittocks course, despite my poor score, and a very windy day. Fantastic views, a very memorable layout, and quite challenging, I really have to recommend the course. Although I haven't played many courses in the St Andrews area, this really was an impressive course. One of the nicest in my 30 years of golf.... More 

Thank AndyVanIsle
Paisley, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Re-visited this great Links Course again this week & once again found it to be great. It's a beautiful golfing challenge & it's impossible not to enjoy playing here. As the sun was out we walked the course this time, previously we'd hired buggies ... it's a long haul playing here on foot but it really does let you drink... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you are looking for a raw links test of your ability surrounded by a manicured course with stunning views then really - you need not look any further. We were a 4-ball with 2 carts teeing off at 0800hrs on a Sunday morning and everything was perfect. The service was like clockwork (and the complimentary shot of whiskey before... More 

Thank SteveDundee
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely course - possibly best vista of all of the links in St Andrews! The 12th is a nightmare though guys!!

Thank slim185
Colorado Springs
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Fairmont Kittocks course in St. Andrews is a beautiful golf course built for Americans it would seem. It runs right along the coast with many great view of the sea but is more like a traditional parkland course with nice beautiful fairways, bathrooms on the course and great greens--not a links type course. I booked this course months in advance... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Was lucky enough to get to play a round on this course with a friend who lives in St Andrews. This course is kept to a very high standard, with a great hotel and clubhouse on the complex. A challenging course and long at over 6300 yards. We were blessed with fantastic sunny, still weather which made the experience even... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
176 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 1, 2016

Played here for the 1st time recently & this Links Course is Great! At over 6,300 Yards it takes about 5 hours to play but that’s no hardship on a course this good. All Fairways & Greens are immaculately manicured ... Fairways are wide & undulate into dips and hollows, providing the thrill of not knowing if your ball will... More 

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