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With its spectacular clifftop location and two championship courses, Fairmont St Andrews stands out even in golf’s most hallowed location.

The 520-acre resort boasts a five-star wellness and spa facility, five separate dining options, and 212 guest rooms and suites.

Add in views over the town of St Andrews and those two championship courses – The Torrance and The Kittocks – and you’ve got a set-up that is a lure for golf connoisseurs from around the world.

That attraction was in evidence recently when the resort played host to The St Andrews Bay Championship. The tournament, the first Asian Tour event to be held in Scotland, featured some of the biggest names in the game, including Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey and Mito Periera. It was won by rising star Eugenio Chacarra.

It was the latest in a string of top-tier events to have been staged at the prestigious venue.

Callum Nicoll, Director of Golf and Estates at Fairmont St Andrews, says: “In the past four years we’ve hosted three DP World Tour events on The Torrance and Open Final Qualifying was played on a composite course between The Torrance and The Kittocks. We are also scheduled to co-host the Scottish Amateur with The Castle Course next year.”

Twice the enjoyment with Fairmont St Andrews golf

Undoubtedly having two layouts that are listed in The Top 100 Courses in Scotland is a huge benefit to Fairmont St Andrews and something that sets it apart from the competition.

Callum adds: “It’s such an advantage to have two courses of championship standard on the same property. It gives a great option to stay and play on the resort. There are only a few resorts in Scotland that can do that and we’re so grateful to be one of them. Both play a bit differently, both have held championships and both are challenging but enjoyable at the same time.”

The Torrance is a traditional par 72 layout that blends the principles of links golf with a more modern style. Designed by Ryder Cup hero Sam Torrance, it features deep revetted bunkers and large greens, and provides numerous options both off the tee and on approach shots.

The Kittocks is arguably the more visually spectacular track with its clifftop site and breathtaking sea views. It was laid out by Bruce Devlin with assistance from golfing legend Gene Sarazen and has large rolling greens and undulating fairways.

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Year-round play and great offers

Both courses remain in good condition for 12 months of the year and stay on full greens and tees.

Callum says: “The courses are great right now. The team have really pulled it out this year. The Torrance has looked fantastic. For every event we’ve had, we’ve had great feedback. The aim is to keep raising the standard of both courses here, allowing us to grow our guests experience for 2024.”

The resort has a number of great offers lined up for those tempted to stay or play with them over the coming months. There is a Golf Getaway package which includes 18 holes on The Torrance or Kittocks, dinner and a one-night stay in a Fairmont Twin Room for just £249 in October.

An Autumn Greens package lets golfers play either course for just £79 in October with full use of the driving range and practice facilities. A Winter Golf package offers golfers full use of the driving range and practice facilities, breakfast, a round on either course and lunch for just £59 November 2023 to February 2024.

Meanwhile, the resort’s Stay and Play package offers bed & breakfast for two guests with a round of golf for just £430 per room.

A commitment to community

Although it is a favourite with golfers from around the world, the Fairmont St Andrews has always put the local golf community at its heart.

It ran a local qualifying event for the recent St Andrews Bay championship. That move saw six unheralded Scottish professionals tee it up next to their more illustrious counterparts.

The resort also offers a special Scottish Resident Rate for its courses, that allows play for just £70 during peak season, £55 in October and £40 from November to February.

Golfers can also take part in its Fairmont Winter Series, a Stableford event which runs from November 1 to February 29 and offers five rounds of golf for £190.

On top of that children up to 16 years can play free with an accompanying adult throughout the year.

Find out why you’ll want to make Fairmont St Andrews your next golfing destination.

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