St Andrews Old Course Hotel
St Andrews,
KY16 9SP

St Andrews Old Course Hotel

Golf Resort & Spa


St Andrews Old Course Hotel is a luxury 5-star resort perfectly located overlooking the Home of Golf at St Andrews, Scotland.

The Hotel boasts guestrooms views of the St Andrews Eden Course or Old Course. Dining options feature the acclaimed Road Hole Restaurant (3AA rosettes), the informal Sands Grill and The Dukes Bar & Grill. Enjoy an evening drink in the hotel’s traditional pub, The Jigger Inn.

Kohler Waters Spa is rated amongst the top UK Spas and features a 20-metre indoor swimming pool with a waterfall, fitness suite and a rooftop hot tub!

Play on St Andrews Old Course is restricted to a limited number of tee-times which may be reserved from October each year for the following season. Otherwise golfers are offered the opportunity to enter a daily ballot or draw for tee-times when in St Andrews. In addition, golfers may also choose from a premium package with guaranteed Old Course tee-times.

Unlimited Golf packages on the St Andrews Links golf courses offer excellent value for play on the New, Jubilee and Castle Courses, in addition to fun rounds on Eden and Strathtyrum, with 1 round pre-booked each day.

St. Andrews Old Course Hotel is easily accessible, situated just 1 hour from Edinburgh Airport. Airport transfers or Car Rental are available through Ascot Golf.


Old Course Hotel Exterior The Old Course - Road Hole 17th Old Course View Room Old Course Suite Dukes Course at St Andrews Old Course Hotel Road Hole Restaurant Sands Grill The Jigger Inn Kohler Waters Spa Health Club Thermal Suite Kohler Spa
Old Course Hotel Exterior
The Old Course - Road Hole 17th
Old Course View Room
Old Course Suite
Dukes Course at St Andrews Old Course Hotel
Road Hole Restaurant
Sands Grill
The Jigger Inn
Kohler Waters Spa
Health Club
Thermal Suite Kohler Spa
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Old Course Hotel Exterior

Unlimited Golf

Unlimited Golf, St Andrews Links

Book Unlimited Golf at St Andrews Old Course Hotel, St. Andrews.

Unlimited Golf includes play at St. Andrews Castle, Jubilee, Eden & New Courses.

Stay 3 nights , play 3 days of Unlimited Golf

Stay 7 nights, play 7 days of Unlimited Golf

Pre-book 1 round per day, additional golf to be arranged directly at St. Andrews.

Booking Terms: Play on St Andrews Old Course is available with a Premium Rate package, or, by Daily Ballot in St Andrews. Results of each Daily Ballots are released at 4pm, 2 days before play. Play on St Andrews Old Course is not included within the Unlimited Golf package. A green fee of £195 per person is payable directly at St Andrews for golfers being successful in the daily ballot.

Offer Dates: 2020/21 Season

Listed Package Prices: Listed Golf Package prices apply for Unlimited Golf at St Andrews Old Course Hotel.

Guest Rooms

All 144 guest rooms (109 rooms and 35 suites) are fitted with contemporary fabrics, soft furnishings and marble touches in the bathrooms.

Eden rooms face over the Eden Golf Course and beyond to Fife.

Old Course rooms offer spectacular views across the world-famous Old Course.

Eden Suites Eden/Fife Views with queen-size bed and a large bathroom featuring a whirlpool bath with chromatherapy. Also include a double sofa bed.

Old Course Suites Views onto the Old Course and out to the sea.

Old Course & Eden Suites are designed with one room, in an L-shape or U-shape so that the lounge area is separated from the bedroom area.

Fairway Suites Overlooking the Old Course, with a lounge and dining area, king-size bed and a large bathroom with separate power-shower unit.

Deluxe Suites Perched above the famous 17th tee of the Old Course, these suites offer spectacular views across the links courses to the sea. Choose from either the elegant Jacques Garcia-designed rooms or the contemporary Amanda Rosa-designed rooms.

Accommodation for Disabled Guests The Old Course Hotel is pleased to offer rooms specifically designed for disabled guests. These rooms feature:

All rooms include: Bathrobes, Slippers, Iron and ironing board, Mini-bar, Wireless connectivity, Direct dial telephone, CD Player, Tea and coffee making facilities, Hairdryer.


The St Andrews Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa offers a wide range of dining experiences:

The Road Hole Restaurant Located on the top floor of The Old Course Hotel, The Road Hole Restaurant (rated 3 AA rosettes) is a must-visit gourmet destination for all food lovers.

Sands Grill Specialising in steak and seafood, the Sands Grill is a chic and informal restaurant welcoming the whole family.

The Road Hole Bar This award winning bar offers an impressive selection of over 260 whiskies, situated on the fourth floor of the Hotel the Road Hole Bar boasts stunning views of the Old Course and across the North Sea.

The Jigger Inn dates back to the 1850s, when the building was used as the St Andrews station master’s lodge. As a bar, it has lost none of its atmosphere. Step inside and you’ll warm to the genuine Scottish welcome, the golfing memorabilia, the crackling open-hearth fires and the gossip, which, needless to say, revolves around the game.

The Duke’s Bar & Grill is located in the Duke’s Golf Course Clubhouse - the perfect place for guests to relax before or after a round, with shuttle service available to and from the St Andrews Old Course Hotel.

Leisure Facilities

The hotel facilities include spa, swimming pool, sauna, gym and beauty salon.

Local Area

St Andrews Aquarium West Sands Beach just a five-minute walk from the hotel.

Himalayas Putting Green Great fun for adults and children alike.

Walking Tours of St Andrews Take in the historic aspects of the town as by touring the University, the Castle and the Cathedral ruins. With its restaurants, bars, street cafes, antique shops, galleries, St Andrews is also ideal for wandering around at your leisure.

The British Golf Museum Tells the story of British golf from its origins in the Middle Ages through to the present day.

Local Shopping Whether you are a seasoned pro, a complete beginner or simply seeking the perfect present or memento of your stay in St Andrews, be sure to visit the Pro Shops at The Old Course Hotel and at The Duke’s Course, the only PGA-approved Pro Shops in St Andrews.


St Andrews is situated approximately 70 miles north of Edinburgh airport and 85 miles east from Glasgow airport.

Golf Academy

St Andrews Links Golf Academy

The St Andrews Links Academy combines a 32-bay Driving range, extensive short game practice area, a team of excellent teaching professionals, and high specification technology to enhance your instruction experience at the Home of Golf.

Technology used at the Academy Includes the Dartfish swing analysis system, the Trackman radar ball tracking system, and the SAMPutt Lab, this provides feedback on 28 parameters of the putting stroke.

Steve North is the Director of Coaching at St Andrews Links Academy. Steve has previously worked as Director of Instruction at a David Leadbetter Academy.

St Andrews Links Golf Academy Rates

St Andrews Links Lesson: (1 hour)

Private instruction is available for all abilities, and includes a Dartfish analysis and take-home DVD. Adult £65 Juniors £45

The Academy Package

Choose 1-hour instruction from the following:

Full swing analysis - Iron play - Driving & fairway woods - Putting - Chipping - Pitching - Bunkers - Shot Making - Course Management – Nine Holes (two lessons) - Learn the Links

Choose 3 from 10 - £159

Choose 5 from 10 - £250

Choose 7 from 10 - £330

Choose 10 - £450

Please ask Ascot Golf to include Tuition with your Golf Holiday Package.


Edradour Distillery

Edradour is the smallest distillery in Scotland and also the last original 'farm' distillery in Perthshire. Edradour is located in a pocket glen in the hills above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands, 60 miles from St Andrews and a fascinating place to visit.

Tours at Edradour are well organised around what looks more like a small farm than a distillery. Edradour produces just twelve casks of whiskey a week during production times. This is then laid down to mature for at least 10 years until the whiskey reaches peak quality!

Highland malts enjoy a unique depth of flavour and quality that's the result of a fine blend of altitude and mountain water. For many connoisseurs Edradour, with its exquisitely smooth and creamy texture, and just a hint of smokiness, is the jewel in the Highland crown.

The whiskey is distributed only through specialist outlets, so this is a great opportunity to try some!

Please ask your Ascot Golf Sales Representative to arrange for a visit to the Edradour Distillery with your Golf Holiday to the St Andrews Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, Scotland.

Open Tournaments

St Andrews Golf Week

Oct 19-25, 2014; April 12-18, 2015; Oct 18-24, 2015

The St Andrews Golf Week offers a unique opportunity to play the legendary St. Andrews Old Course along with the other world class St Andrews golf courses - the New, Jubilee, Castle and Kingsbarns in a 6-day Golfing Festival at the Home of Golf.

For those wishing to work on their game there will be golf tuition from PGA Professionals John Stark and Ken Stevely throughout the week.

There will also be plenty of free time available for you to relax and savour the unique atmosphere of St Andrews, and to meet and spend time socialising with golfers who attend the week from around the globe.

Each day of the week represents a competition in itself, which include scramble, stableford, greensome, am-am, medal play, nearest the hole and longest drive.

With a choice of 4-star and 5-star Hotels, book your place today at the St Andrews Golf Week with Ascot Golf and prepare for a golfing experience of a life-time.

Tournament Fees

HotelCost Per Person (£)*
Oct 2014April & Oct 2015
St Andrews Old Course HotelSold Out2605
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel21852355
The Russell Hotel21952295
*Price per person sharing. Single supplement available on request.

Package Includes:

  • 5 rounds of Golf at St Andrews as detailed within the Itinerary (see below)
  • 6 nights shared accommodation with breakfast
  • 2 Evening Dinners at your hotel
  • 1 Evening Dinner in St Andrews Restaurant
  • Drinks Reception and Welcome Buffet
  • Prize-giving Gala Dinner
  • 4 Days golf tuition from John Stark and Ken Stevely

Optional Extras

  • Car rental or Airport Transfers
  • Extension tours/ and/or additional golf
  • Upgraded rooms / Single Occupancy (On request)
  • Non golfers are entitled to a reduction on the prices shown above


  • Handicap limit: Men 28, Ladies 36.
  • Full payment required in advance.


Date Order of Play
Day 1 – Sunday Arrival Day
Welcome Reception for all participants.
Day 2 - Monday Individual Stableford competition on the Kingsbarns Course, St Andrews.
Ladies & Gents Prize-giving Dinner in the Kingsbarns Clubhouse.
Day 3 - Tuesday Golf on the Eden Course, St Andrews.
Team Scramble (4's)
Coaching at the St Andrews Links Golf Centre.
Dinner at Old Course Hotel
Day 4 - Wednesday Golf on the Jubilee Course, St Andrews.
Am-Am Competition - (4's)
Coaching at the St Andrews Links Golf Centre.
Dinner at a choice of local restaurants.
Day 5 - Thursday Golf on the New Course, St Andrews.
Individual Stableford, Ladies & Gents
Coaching at the St Andrews Links Golf Centre.
Dinner at Old Course Hotel
Day 6 - Friday Golf on the Old Course, St Andrews.
Individual Medal & Stableford, Ladies & Gents
Coaching at the St Andrews Links Golf Centre.
Gala Dinner with presentation of main prizes.
Day 7 - Saturday Departure day.


Prizes are awarded on a daily basis for the above competition formats.

For Tournament Entry, include on your Golf Holiday Booking Form for St Andrews Old Course Hotel that you wish to enter the St Andrews Golf Week, or, simply email for further details.

Offer Dates: Oct 19-25, 2014; April 12-18, 2015; Oct 18-24, 2015

Fine Dining

The Road Hole Grill

The Road Hole Restaurant with 3 AA Rosettes offers an exquisite gourmet dining experience using some of the finest local and seasonal produce.

Presenting an A La Carte Menu or the stunning eight course Tasting Menu with an option of accompanying wines especially selected by our expert Sommelier to complement the fine flavours.

Located on the top floor of the hotel, the dining room offers panoramic views over the St Andrews links, the surrounding countryside and the sea. While inside, a genuine Scottish welcome awaits.


Kohler Waters Spa

Experience the therapeutic benefits of water at Kohler Waters Spa, where remineralising experiences recreate the healing properties of earth’s natural mineral-rich waters.

With 11 treatment rooms the spa features a 20-meter swimming pool and waterfall, thermal suite with whirlpool, plunge pool, Japanese steam room, sauna and a fabulous rooftop hot tub.

Treatments include bathing therapy such as Chromatherapy baths, Vichy hydro massage, and the Highland fling - a 50-minute treatment that incorporates a Vichy shower with buckets of warm water.

The Kohler Waters Spa experience transports you to a sanctuary of relaxation, balance and rejuvenation.

To ensure availability at the Kohler Waters Spa for your visit to St Andrews Old Course Hotel, please include your spa preferences with your Ascot Golf holiday booking.

St Andrews New Course

St Andrews New Course

Par: 71

Length: 6039m

Course designer: Old Tom Morris

St Andrews New Course

Opened in 1895 and laid out by Tom Morris, the St Andrews New Course is considered by many as one of the best courses on the links. The course was the second course to be built in St Andrews, in response to increasing demand for golf from locals and from the visitors who were flocking to the town in increasing numbers on the recently constructed railway.

The construction of the New Course was paid for by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club as part of an arrangement under which the club was allocated the right to certain starting times on the Old Course. These arrangements were enshrined in the first Act of Parliament concerning the Links which was passed in 1894 and was the forerunner of the current Act of 1974 which specifies how the links are to be run.

The New Course is a classic links course which uses the natural features of the land to create a great golfing challenge. It also has, in the great St Andrews tradition, shared fairways and even a double green at the 3rd and 15th holes.

Located as it is in the shadow of its illustrious neighbour, the New Course can be considered one of St Andrews' best kept secrets.

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle

Par: 72

Length: 7195 yards

Course designer: David McLay Kidd

St Andrews Castle

The St Andrews Castle Course is a modern links championship course laid out on a cliff-top 2 miles from the town of St Andrews, bordering the Fairmont St Andrews on St Andrews Bay.

Routed on 2 loops of 9 holes, each loop starts at the clubhouse, and heads for higher ground, before descending for the final 3 holes of each 9, alongside the coastline. Clever mounding and sculpting of fairways by MacLay Kidd (architect of the acclaimed Bandon Dunes on the west coast of Oregon) means that many of the holes are sheltered from one another, and also from tee to green, placing a premium on straight and strategic driving.

The feature hole is the par-3 17th, played across a ravine on the edge of cliffs, all into the prevailing wind from St Andrews.

St Andrews Jubilee

St Andrews Jubilee

Par: 72

Length: 6165m

Course designer: Donald Steel

St Andrews Jubilee

First opened in 1897, the championship St Andrews Jubilee is the most testing course on the links. Created on a narrow strip of land between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was originally a 12 hole course intended for ladies and beginners.

In 1988 the re-design of the Jubilee to championship standard was carried out by Donald Steel. The teeing grounds were raised, not only providing wonderful views of the Links, but also exposing the golfers to the winds which sweep in from the bay. Mr. Steel's redesigned course was 6,805 yards and a real test for all golfers.

The course was officially opened when Curtis Strange, the US Open champion, drove a ball from the first tee in September 1989.

In 2003 the Jubilee was the proud host of the British Mid-Amateur Championship and in 2004 was a qualifying course for the Amateur Championship, played that year on the Old Course.

St Andrews Eden

St Andrews Eden

Par: 70

Length: 5665m

Course designer: Harry Colt

St Andrews Eden

Opened for play in 1914, the St Andrews Eden is a course of character but slightly less testing and more forgiving than the three courses lying on the seaward side.

The Eden Tournament, inaugurated in 1919, remains one of the major amateur British golfing events. Every year over 250 golfers play for the Eden trophy in the second week of August.

St Andrews Old Course

St Andrews Old Course

Par: 72

Length: 6933 yards

Course designer: Old Tom Morris (1860s-1900) / Dr Alister MacKenzie (1930s).

Venue: British Open

St Andrews Old Course

I fell in love with it the first day I played it. There's just no other golf course that is even remotely close” - Jack Nicklaus

Without a doubt I like it the best of all the Open venues. It's my favourite course in the world” - Tiger Woods

The Old Course at St Andrews, host to the British Open Championship 27 times - and generally considered the benchmark against which all greats like to measure themselves.

Players should watch out for first tee nerves here more than anywhere and other than that, there’s the Swilken Burn, the Road hole and Hell bunkers to keep the interest over what must be the best course in the world to play on.



Par: 72

Length: 6652 yards

Course designer: Kyle Phillips

Venue: PGA European Tour - Dunhill Links Championship


Six miles south of Scotland’s Old Course at St Andrews is the new Kingsbarns Golf Links, so splendiferous in its concept and execution that we felt compelled to declare it our first ever Best New International Course” – Golf Digest, 2001.

Kingsbarns is a relatively new but classic links set against the rugged coastline of the North Sea in the most famous stretch of golfing terrain in the world. The land in East Fife is perfect for golf and Kingsbarns makes great use of the sandy soils, ridges and hollows. Glorious sea views, deep, revetted bunkers, smooth, undulating greens and the picturesque Cambo burn make for an attractive but stern test of golf which requires excellent shotmaking.

The course is now included within the end of PGA European Tour season Dunhill Links Championship!



Par: 72

Length: 6941 yards

Course designer: Allan Robertson, Tom Morris, James Braid

Venue: British Open


The Links of Carnoustie is generally accepted as one of the ultimate tests in golf. The British Open returned here in 1999, with Scotland's Paul Lawrie winning a 4-way play-off, which included Frenchman Jean van de Velde, who needed only a 6 on the par-4 last for victory. Ben Hogan won here in 1953, and the par-5 6th Hole at Carnoustie was officially renamed after him in 2003 as Hogan's Alley, because of the Champions strategy of driving between the fairway bunkers and out-of-bounds, to set up winning birdies. Carnoustie once again will host the British Open in 2007.

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Group Discounts

What's included

  • Eden View Rooms, Daily Breakfast, Green Fees as listed, Kohler Waters Spa, Golf Transfers
  • Value Added: St Andrews "Old Course" packages include Old Course View Rooms, Daily Lunch, 1 Evening Dinner and Private Golf Transfers

What's not included

  • Flights and Car Hire/Airport Transfers

Standard conditions

  • Holiday Bookings to be received no later than 7 days before travel.
  • Holidays crossing date bands listed above will be priced on a Pro-Rata basis.
  • All Prices listed are subject to availability at the time of Booking.
  • Please await confirmation of your reservation before completing flight arrangements.

Upgrades & discounts

Children Rates (0-2 years)
Children under 12yrs sharing a room with parents, free of charge including breakfast. £0 Per Child
Children Rates (3-16 years) Sharing with Parents
Incl. Breakfast £45 Per Child
Half Board
At Road Hole Restaurant or Sands Grill. £55 Per Person Per Night
Jigger Inn £25 Per Person Per Night
Room Upgrade (Supplement)
Old Course View Room On Request
Old Course Suite / Fairway Suite On Request
Deluxe Suite On Request
Edinburgh International Airport (100km)
1-3 Persons £110 Per Vehicle Journey
4-8 Persons £135 Per Vehicle Journey
20 Persons £270 Per Vehicle Journey
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (250km)
1-3 Persons £140 Per Vehicle Journey
4-8 Persons £170 Per Vehicle Journey
20 Persons £340 Per Vehicle Journey
Glasgow International Airport (130km)
1-3 Persons £130 Per Vehicle Journey
4-8 Persons £155 Per Vehicle Journey
20 Persons £300 Per Vehicle Journey
Golf Course transfers
St Andrews Golf Transfers included £0
Kingsbarns (14 km)
On Request
Non-Golfer Terms
Non Golfers Rates include Breakfast only
Winter Golf
Itin A: Golf from Nov 1 - Mar 31 is on St Andrews New and Dukes Courses

Additional information

Payment terms
A deposit of 20% is payable for bookings made more than 4 months in advance, with the balance payable 45 days before travel.
More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
30 to 15 days prior to departure
35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
7 to 2 days prior to departure
90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
Standard fee per person
Requests to change confirmed holidays should be notified by the Party Leader to Ascot Golf in writing.
If it is possible to make the Requested change, a fee is payable per change, in addition to any additional charge/expense which the change may attract.
£30 Per person per change
Flights may be arranged for your group by Ascot Golf with ATOL protection
For groups, or On Request, we will be pleased to include flight bookings with your Golf Holiday Package.
Car Hire
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Please ask for a Car Rental quote with your Holiday enquiry or reservation.

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