Old Course Hotel is Scotland’s best

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa at St Andrews has once more been named ‘Scotland’s Leading Golf Resort’.

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa at St Andrews has once more been named ‘Scotland’s Leading Golf Resort’ at the World Travel Awards’ 2011 Europe Ceremony staged in Turkey earlier this month.

The Old Course Hotel, located on the iconic 17th Road Hole of the Old Course at St Andrews and known as the ‘Home of Golf’, triumphed over strong competition from the likes of Gleneagles and Turnberry to win the award for an amazing seventh time since 2004.

The accolade for this 5 red star hotel reflects the continued commitment and hard work of the Hotel team to provide the ultimate luxury golf experience through a combination of service, luxurious accommodation, gourmet cuisine, a water spa, its own championship heathland golf course as well as easy access to some of Scotland’s most beguiling and well-known links courses.

The Resort & Spa is also the ideal base from which to explore the seven links courses that comprise the St Andrews Links Trust, including the famed Old Course itself.

Kingsbarns and Carnoustie as well as a host of other hidden gems around the region are easily accessible from The Old Course Hotel.

Three miles from the Hotel, the Duke’s course was designed by five-time Open Champion, Peter Thomson, and renovated in 2006 by American architect Tim Liddy who transformed it into a heathland masterpiece with five completely new holes, five tees on each hole and the establishment of a plethora of traditional, rough-edged bunkers.

Recently positioned by Golf World magazine in the UK’s top 100 courses, The Duke’s St Andrews is now on many golfers ‘Must Play’ lists.

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