Fairmont St Andrews, situated in the "Home of Golf", is proud to be recognized as one of the top resorts in the world - voted 18th in the World's Top Golf Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler readers' poll, voted as number 22 of the World's 50 Best Golf Hotels by the Golf Digest Awards. Another accolade was Resort Hotel of the Year at the Golf Tourism Scotland Awards for 2008, 2010 and 2011 as well as winning IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year 2012! Hosted the Scottish Senior Open on The Torrance Course in 2012.
The Kittocks (Devlin) golf course, opened in 2002 was designed by Bruce Devlin and the late Gene Sarazen, is a scenic and challenging championship course that sweeps its way along the rugged seaside landscape. With beautifully sculpted rolling greens, undulating fairways, dramatic elevation changes and greens perched on cliff tops, this is a truly unique golfing experience. Throughout the course there are fabulous views of the town of St Andrews as well as vistas over to Angus and the famous links of Carnoustie. The Devlin Course at St Andrews is a perfect addition to the traditional golfing region of North East Fife and offers a different style of course to those in the town of St Andrews itself. The signature 17th hole is a par 4, 443 yards from the tee to the picturesque green. After the initial difficult tee shot the green is well protected by pot bunkers and steep drops, but should you find a safe arrival on the putting surface then two good puts should secure par. The most dangerous attribute of the course is the fear in the mind of the golfer. Greens appear suspended, nothing but water and the horizon are in view which puts doubt in club selection and makes accuracy paramount. However, this drama adds to the sense of excitement generated by the prospect of tackling such a demanding course. Carts are available here, making it a “nice break” and excellent choice for second round of the day.
This spectacular course incorporates cliff-edge holes and stunning views over the North Sea and the medieval skyline of historic St Andrews. The course was designed by the famous Scottish golfer of the same name, Sam Torrance, 2002 Ryder Cup captain for the European team. Whereas the first 6 holes are nothing more than a good warmup, the final 12 are excellent and the final stretch of four holes are both the most memorable and challenging as you will find in Scotland. The 15th is a 210 yard - par 3 with the green’s edge cut along the coastal bluffs; the 16th is a 455 yard par 4 monster usually playing in a strong cross-wind; the 17th (“Sams Favourite”) is a beautiful par 4 with the seaside cliffs providing a natural hazard for any balls headed right, and the finishing hole a brilliant par 5 of over 573 yards in length. Needless to say, you will have earned the right to head to the 19th hole and recount the day’s best shots when you are finished with this final stretch. No carts are allowed here, but caddies can be arranged (or pull carts). Back to Scotland Courses