fbpx

Prestigious Venues was invited to spend some time at the five-star Fairmont St Andrews on Scotland's East coast. Set on a 520-acre estate the venue offers a peaceful setting and stunning cliff top views of medieval St Andrews. This 5-star location features two championship golf courses, fine dining restaurants, spa facilities, luxurious suites and a large events wing. We couldn't wait to discover it...

Town View, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues
Welcome, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues

We flew into Edinburgh airport to be greeted by sunshine and a warm Autumnal day! We drove through the city and out to the Queensferry bridge to cross the Firth of Forth. We drove onwards through small country towns and farmland with some of the most picturesque views imaginable until we soon entered the vicinity of the fabled St. Andrews. On Arrival at the Fairmont, we were greeted by warm and welcoming door staff who greeted us like old friends returning. We entered the lobby where a roaring fire greeted us despite the sunshine outside. We were shown to one of the best Suites on the property overlooking the Bay golf course, St. Andrews Bay and St. Andrews town. Outside, the elusive sunshine beckoned and we headed straight out to test the famous Kittocks golf course.

Sea Views, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues
Exterior, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues

The Kittocks Course was designed by Bruce Devlin, a notable course architect of many famous courses including the Kings Course at Gleneagles. The 72-par course is spread across 7,191 yards with lots of ups and downs. The course was challenging but the views were so good that they made up for the quality of the golf!

Clubhouse Dinner, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues
Venue with a View, Fairmont St Andrews, Prestigious Venues

We'd worked up quite an appetite so it was time to enjoy some fine fare at the St.Andrews Bar and Grill overlooking the truly breathtaking surroundings at the 'Home of Golf'.

Town View, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues
Coastal Golf Course, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues

The following day it was the turn of the hotel's second course, the Torrance Course. Designed by former Ryder Cup and golfing legend Sam Torrance, it's marked by its deep revetted bunkers, large greens and links design. I'd love to say we fared better here but the tight fairways, bunkers and cliffside drops made that a hard ask! Thrilled from the challenge we decided to retreat to the hotel's extensive spa to soothe our aching muscles.

Indoor Pool, Fairmont St Andrews, Prestigious Venues
Spa Facilities, Fairmont St Andrews, Prestigious Venues

The following day we were off to the Old Course as we'd been lucky enough to win two places in the ballot to play! The Old Course at St Andrews is considered the oldest golf course in the world and commonly known as 'The Home of Golf'. It is a public course over common land in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and is held in trust by The St Andrews Links Trust under an act of Parliament. Securing a tee time is tricky at best so it was a real joy to discover that we'd been successful and would get to experience it. Everyone who plays the 18th hole walks over the iconic 700-year-old bridge, and photographs are almost compulsory!

The Old Course, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues
St.Andrews Town, Fairmont St Andrews Visit, Prestigious Venues

After a demanding few days out on the golf courses, it was time to make the most of the luxurious accommodation and to relax for the evening. We sampled a wee dram at Kittocks Den, the hotel bar and toasted to a fabulous few days. We can't wait to be back again in 2020 for more adventures at the 'Home of Golf'.

Feeling inspired?

Enquire about hosting an event at Fairmont St Andrews.
enquiries@prestigiousvenues.com or call +44 (0) 203 397 8399.

Learn more about Fairmont St Andrews



Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai

The Dorchester

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Fairmont St Andrews

Conservatorium Hotel

Costa Navarino

One Great George Street

Kensington Palace

Tower Bridge

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Cafe de Paris

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

One Moorgate Place

Sopwell House

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Hard Rock Hotel Davos

Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina

Su Gologone

Hotel Villa Diodoro

De L’Europe Amsterdam

Blenheim Palace

One Whitehall Place

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Brocket Hall

Goodwood

UNICO 20 87 Riviera Maya

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Nobu Eden Roc

SO Vienna

Royal Mansour Marrakech

Vila Monte

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Victoria & Albert Museum

Wellington Arch

Titanic Mardan Palace

Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa

Hotel TwentySeven

Casa de Arte e Cultura Julieta de Serpa

Conrad Bali

The St. Regis Rome

The Roseate Reading

The Ritz-Carlton Bali

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Kenwood House

Hotel Maiensee

Farncombe Estate

L’Andana

L’Albereta

Faro Capo Spartivento

The Langham Sydney

The Hyde Bar

Forte Village Resort

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Hotel Imperial, Vienna

The Hurlingham Club

The Wallace Collection

Villa Pliniana

The Milestone Hotel

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Sheraton Salzburg Hotel

Hotel Sans Souci Vienna

Hampton Court Palace

Burhill Golf Club

Baglioni Hotel

Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel

Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort

Hever Castle

Qasr Al Sarab

Palais Coburg Residenz

Gibson Hall

170 Queen’s Gate

The Royal Exchange

Ivy

Casa Fuzetta

Mahiki

Banyan Tree Bali

Auberge du Lac

Emirates Palace

Petroff Palace

Turandot

Hotel National

Schlosshotel Velden

Aqua London

Hotel Sacher Vienna

Armani Hotel Dubai

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris

Vasse Felix

Bells at Killcare

The Grove

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Gleneagles

Regina Hotel Baglioni

The Carlyle, New York

Summer Lodge, Dorset

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Penha Longa Resort

Silver Sturgeon

Necker Island

Dar Sabra Hotel Marrakech

COMO Shambhala Estate

Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Ranger’s House

Dusit Thani Maldives

ANA InterContinental Tokyo

The Peninsula New York

Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa

Gloria Golf Resort

The Langham Melbourne

La Sultana Marrakech

Plaisterers’ Hall

Ashdown Park Hotel

OXO2

Royal Albert Hall

The Artillery Garden at the HAC

Lakesong Kumarakom

Kumarakom Lake Resort

qualia

Shangri-La Maldives

Vidago Palace Hotel

The Savoy

Tower of London

Hotel Plaza Athenee

The Westin Sydney

Thornbury Castle

Inverlochy Castle

Bingham Restaurant

Beji Villa, Bali

Banqueting House

58 Prince’s Gate

20 Cavendish Square

Corinthia Hotel London

Eynsham Hall

Hotel Bristol Salzburg

Hotel Bristol

Hamilton Island Yacht Club

Grand Hotel Lienz

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

Hotel Vila Gale Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Splendide Royal, Rome

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Lajedo Casa de Festas

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

InterContinental Bali Resort

Lotte New York Palace

Raffles Dubai

Park Hyatt Melbourne

Palais Rhoul & Spa

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Round Hill

Sydney Opera House

The Langham London

The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa

The Waldorf Astoria New York

Viceroy Bali

Belmond Copacabana Palace