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Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in St. Andrews
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Columbus
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12 reviews
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“Well worth the splurge”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

There is something very special about staying at the Old Course Hotel and watching the holders move by on the Old Course, the New Course and the Jubilee Course. The hotel is quite luxurious, staff is most attentive, and the setting is spectacular. A once in a lifetime trip, but worth the wait.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Staying at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews was an exceptional experience. The service was outstanding, the hotel beautiful and comfortable and the spa a pleasure.
Breakfast was included in the hotel price and was a plentiful buffet. If we were not moving on to another location, it would have been a pleasure to stay a few more days.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here this Saturday evening and were celebrating our anniversary - we didn't have a room over looking the course - but that didn't matter...the bed was beautiful and the pillows were excellent - great fluffy towels and very nice unusual toiletries.
We arrived quite early and wet straight to the spa.......heavenly to sit on the roof top in the sun in the Jacuzzi! the spa area is just right and we were very lucky that there were not many people in there so we felt very exclusive!
We had a light salad in the spa which was simple and delicious.
Whilst getting ready to go for dinner - which was quite late 9.30pm - we had a phone call from fine dining ....would it be possible to bring us some champagne and canapes?! why yes of course! it was - then we went for a drink in the Jigger Inn and then on the dinner - we chose th taster menu with wines and it was outstanding - Remis was a superb sommelier - the food was delicious - well balanced and delightful! when we went back to our room we had rose petals on the bed it was wonderful end to our evening - we had breakfast in our room and that too was excellent - we couldn't fault the hospitality and attention at this hotel - if there was a slight downside - it was the size of the bathroom - just a little on the small side - other than that it was all top notch!!

Room Tip: Maybe look at the rooms facing the old course - but our room was lovely anyway
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile


This review is for the spa only.Excellent treatments ,good lunch.My only gripe is that they charge 10 £ extra for treatments on Saturday .I had the signature facial which was so relaxing.My sister rated the classic facial highly although she wasn't terribly impressed with the maternity massage.

  • Stayed July 2014
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San Francisco
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

When our tour guide booked us into a dump above the pub guest room, I wandered down to this classic spot where you hit over the sign on 17. They found a room for me at 12:00 midnight, helped me get my stuff transported from the dump and made things quite easy for me. The breakfast buffet is unbeatable with a giant view up 17 and towards the R and A on the Old Course. Well done Herb!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Clayton
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a week in London at a Hyatt, we traveled to St. Andrews for my first golf experience where it all began. At the Hyatt, we could hardly move around the room without one of us stepping aside in the tiny closet of a room. When we were escorted to our room at the Old Course Hotel, my wife asked whether we could afford such a spacious room. Being a kohler property you can expect all the extras in the bathroom including towel warming racks. The staff were pleasant and you can "understand" them unlike trying to converse with some of the locals. We attended in May. Otis light until nearly 9:00 PM. while having dinner we could look down on the course watching the locals play golf. An absolutely wonderful experience. If you are looking for an upscale hotel on the course, this is the hotel for you. I loved it and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: We did nothing special to obtain a great room. It must be the Kohler hospitality!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been to St. Andrews many times, but my stay in June was only my 4th time at The Old Course Hotel (OCH). Simply stated, the hotel is first class in all respects. Kohler purchased the hotel several years ago & has expanded & improved it. There are other charming & quaint hotels in town ( ex. Russacks, which overlooks the 18th hole ) which may appeal to some travelers, but none offer the whole package of amenities the OCH has.
First of all, the location: many deluxe rooms & suites overlook the 17th or Road Hole, one of the most famous & difficult in golf. There are a variety of dining & bar options with an unbeatable breakfast buffet,a world class spa, dedicated golf staff, etc., etc.
We were a male golf foursome, 2 men were happy to share a room, while the 3rd & I stayed in single rooms throughout the trip. Since there were no single rooms available when we booked our trip several months ago I was resigned to sharing a room with someone other than my wife for the first time in many years. Our room was in the new addition Kohler built & turned out to be a suite overlooking the Road Hole, about mid fairway. I'm not sure if this was an upgrade or we actually paid for it, but it turned out great. The bedroom had 2 double beds, the main bath was excepional, as you would expect from Kohler, with 2 sinks, etc. There was a separate 1/2 bath & a large living area with a dining & entertainment area. I slept on the couches in the TV area & had all the privacy I wanted.
People go to Scotland for golf & look for many different experiences. Some want old & quaint which is very nice, but at this point I want comfort, location & luxury. If that's what you want then the OCH is for you.

Room Tip: I've always had a room with a view of the Road Hole. This last trip I had a suite in the new sec...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Address: Old Station Road, St. Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
#6 Family Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. 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 hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality. ... more   less 
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