Old Course Hotel St. Andrews Golf Resort & Spa
This traditional North Sea hotel offers a journey to "The Home of Golf."
Bordering Scotland's oldest university town, this hotel on the Fife coastline is a dream-like sight to behold, whether you arrive by car or make use of the property's helipad. The 144 guest bedrooms include 35 suites and vary from traditional to modern (some given a complete transformation by designer Jacques Garcia). Many rooms offer views of the Old Course toward St Andrews, and others of the beach (where "Chariots of Fire" was filmed) or the fields and surrounding hills. The Kohler Water Spa heals body and spirit with therapeutic treatments; eleven treatment rooms range from a crystal steam room and thermal suite with hydrotherapy pool to Japanese steam room and Laminar flow showers. The hotel's own Duke's Course is the only heath land course in St. Andrews and is considered one of the top courses in the world. Après golf, head to the Road Hole Bar where more than 300 whiskies await, or to The Jigger Inn, the on-site Scottish pub. Two house restaurants include the Road Hole for modern regional fare and the more casual Sands Grill.