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Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

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#1 of 1 resort in St. Andrews
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is a luxury five-star property offering timeless elegance and award-winning service. Located in the world famous Home of Golf, St Andrews, Fife. Enjoy an unrivalled setting overlooking the famous 17th hole of the Old Course and West Sand Beach, the resort is renowned for its warm hospitality and attention to detail, making it one of St Andrews’ most popular venues for accommodation, dining and weddings. Within the resort you can explore the luxurious Kohler Waters Spa which features 13 treatment rooms, a 20m pool, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and plunge pool, as well as a gym and fitness centre. From casual pub food to a three Rosette fine dining experience, the resort caters to all with its eight restaurants and bars. You will be spoilt for choice from its selection of local and international dishes. The resort’s official golf course is The Duke’s. The championship course offers world-class service alongside one of the most manicured golf experiences in St Andrews. Facilities include the Clubhouse bar and restaurant, a fully stocked pro shop, driving range, short game area, par-3 loop and a fleet of GPS golf buggies. Discover the historic university town of St Andrews, just a short stroll from the resort, and explore the surrounding countryside of the ancient Kingdom of Fife. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the resort offers luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids pool
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Park View
Languages Spoken
English
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uchi O wrote a review Apr 9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates46 contributions5 helpful votes
What a view of the course 😍 👌 Smashing! Plus service is impeccable, food is really good as well. The time we walked in, till time to go, all went well. Plenty of choices, we enjoyed every bite. Eating, drinking with that golf course view....what more do you need? Thank you! 😊
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: 4th floor gives you a grand view of the golf course.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear uchi0, Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at the resort. I am thrilled that you enjoyed everything from service and location to the food. I will pass your kind words onto the team who will be delighted, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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Newmains33 wrote a review Apr 8
Kirkliston, United Kingdom25 contributions4 helpful votes
I thought as a special treat for my sister who was visiting me ,and my daughter finishing her 1st year at university I would take them to The old course hotel for afternoon tea. We found the whole experience underwhelming to say the least. The views were beautiful but that was the best thing. I think I was expecting a higher end experience. We each received a plate with 5 long strips of mixed sandwiched and one small sausage roll which was heavily flavoured with fennel. The cake stands had 2 scones each and a variety of uninspiring cakes. The plates and cups were of heavy white pottery and I was hopefully of China dishes and cups for tea. Two of us had the signature hotel tea which was very weak no matter how long we left it and not as hot as we would have liked. We also had many cakes and scones left and I asked if they could be boxed to take away. I was given 2 boxes to put them in myself and again would have expected the staff to have done this for me. At £36 per head (£54 with a glass of champagne) I would have expected more. Having had afternoon tea in Bettys in York and Prestonfield and The Waldorf Hotels Edinburgh they were far superior. The hotel toilets were immaculate.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Newmains33, Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent experience at our Afternoon Tea offering here are the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa I am deeply sorry to hear that your time with us did not meet your expectations. I will make sure to pass your comments on to our relevant team and management for their consideration. We hope to see you at the resort again soon. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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Lynsay C wrote a review Apr 4
Stirling, United Kingdom68 contributions69 helpful votes
Wonderful stay from start to finish. Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable room and excellent spa facilities. Fantastic coffee machine in our room and super comfy bed. Breakfast in the morning was enhanced by the amazing view out to the course and beach.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear 786lynsayc, Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. I am pleased to hear you experienced a taste of our 5* hospitality. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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Alisa A wrote a review Apr 3
Madison, Wisconsin24 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed at this Kohler hotel for one night during our Scotland roadtrip. Everything was excellent! My husband was a solo golfer and Malcolm, head of golf services, took care of his booking and got him on Jubilee. Thank you for making this a memorable day for Tim! I had spa services and they were top notch. The spa facility, being Kohler, did not disappoint. Had a lovely time and my massage and facial were wonderful. Finally, the breakfast and spa lunch were perfect. Just perfect. It was a bit of a splurge for this leg of our trip, but well worth it. We will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Alisa A, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful stay. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of the resort, I am so pleased that Malcolm was able to assist in helping your husband with a round on the Links - it is a must when you are in the home of golf. I will pass on your comments to the wider team and we hope that you return to the resort again soon. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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Seastar wrote a review Apr 2
16 contributions4 helpful votes
Arrived for one night on Sunday 31st to 1st April, having never stayed before. Gorgeous hotel, on arrival we checked in very easily and directed to our room. Very spacious and clean with a fridge (with milk and water) , tea and coffee, and plenty of storage space. Bathroom is lovely with huge bath and shower. Room was not a sea view as booked the day before, but nonetheless could see the practice range which was quite nice. The Bar area is lovely and staff very helpful in recommending the drinks/wine, and the views are spectacular over the golf course. On a Sunday the golf course is closed, but given the lovely weather on Easter Sunday, everyone was taking time to walk the golf course and feel the history behind it! We used the Spa which was also lovely, the leisure pool was closed but we had full access to the spa pool, sauna etc and relaxed in there . Very quiet at the time we sent, around 8am. Walking into the centre of St Andrews was just a 15 minute walk, where there is an array of restaurants, bars and shops to chose from. Staff within the hotel were lovely and extremely polite and helpful. We stayed on the second floor, lovely and quiet for relaxing. We didn't eat in the Hotel as had plans, but the breakfast was lovely and fresh, and plenty of it. Would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear smwilliamson, Thank you for your glowing review of your visit to the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, I am so pleased to hear you had such a fantastic stay. Ensuring all of our guests leave us with fond memories is at the very heart of what we stand for. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to the wider team, who will be as delighted as I am with your comments. We hope you continue to enjoy the resort for many years to come. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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Lucy R wrote a review Mar 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom200 contributions128 helpful votes
Really enjoyed a night at the old course. Hotel is beautifully appointed and staff are helpful. Stunning views and nice walks to be had. The room had everything you would need including nespresso machine and large smart tv. The spa facilities are excellent- including a cold plunge.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 179lucyb, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful stay. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed so many aspects of the resort I will be sure pass on your kind comments to the wider team and we hope that you return to the resort again soon. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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_bonnievoyage_ wrote a review Mar 2024
24 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a lovely 2 night stay at The Old Course. All the staff were excellent, especially Kasha who went above and beyond to make a less mobile member of our group comfortable and was just generally lovely, knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to be back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear b0nniev0yage, Thank you for sharing your review of your recent experience at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. Excellence in service is one of our utmost priorities and ensuring all our guests leave us with the best of memories is at the very heart of what we stand for. I will share your glowing feedback with the wider teams, who will be delighted, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Jack- Manager on Duty
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mitchell Davies wrote a review Mar 2024
Knightsbridge, United Kingdom17 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a lovley experience when visiting this beautiful golf resort here in the heart of the Scottish countryside. The golfing with a wide array of people from the wider golfing community really set the scene for particularly myself as golfing is a very important and holds a lot of memories for me. I came here with a group of friends in which we all had an amazing stay, the rooms were of extremely high quality and I do wish to stay here again sometime. Thanks very much to all the team for an phenomenal trip.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear mitchellw949, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review about your stay at the Old Course Hotel. I am pleased our team managed to make your stay so special. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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Hot777 wrote a review Mar 2024
Scotland, United Kingdom46 contributions56 helpful votes
Thank you for a great stay from start to finish. Our room had the most amazing view! Room lovely, Great sleep! Breakfast was amazing so much choice. Eggs Benedict cooked to perfection! Loved the fresh fruit. Staff so nice will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 6, 2024
Dear Hot777, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the wider team, who I know will be greatly encouraged by this. We hope to welcome you back again in the future! Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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Debra H wrote a review Feb 2024
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My friend and I recently spent the day at Kohler spa and it was absolutely perfect! From the warm welcome to our outstanding treatments, highly recommend Anna and Yama, one of the best treatments I’ve ever experienced. To Tanya in the cafe her warmth, care and attention goes above and beyond! Facilities are gorgeous and was very peaceful and relaxing. Can’t wait to return 💫💫💫💫💫
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 7, 2024
Dear debrahM2876HA, Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at the Kohler Water Spa. I am thrilled that you enjoyed so many aspects of your day with us. I will be sure to pass your kind words onto the team, and to Anna, Yama & Tanya personally, who will be delighted, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. Sincerely, Jack - Manager on Duty
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PRICE RANGE
$454 - $745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
old course hotel, golf hotel st. andrews, old course hotel, golf resort and spa, old course resort
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeSt. Andrews
NUMBER OF ROOMS
175
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include St Andrews Links (0.4 miles), The Swilcan Bridge (0.2 miles), and St Andrews West Sands Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Seafood Ristorante, The Criterion, and Haar Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of St. Andrews.
Are any cleaning services offered at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.