The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa unveils refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort of St Andrews, Scotland, undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.

The Hotel has already been presented with a number of prestigious awards from ‘Scotland’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the World Golf Awards to Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Reopening in April 2017, it will take the guest experience to the next level, boasting stunning new bedroom interiors as well as new windows, lighting and air conditioning.

A wide range of guests including groups, sports men and women, families and couples favour the Resort, which idyllically overlooks the ‘The Home of Golf’ – The Old Course and the North Sea. Golfers find the Hotel an excellent base to challenge their skills across a multitude of courses and business guests find its conference facilities unrivalled.

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa’s plans will take care of even the smallest detail; catering to every whim. Whether it’s additional ergonomic electrical outlet for flexible working, closet lighting, full-sized mirrors or a USB charging point you’re looking for; this renovation plan has thought of everything. The exclusivity of the bedrooms will make each guest feel as though their experience has been tailored just to them; a home away from home.

The exciting refurbishment plans which started at the beginning of January, have a scheduled completion in mid-April. Guest experience remains at the forefront and as a result, the Hotel will be closed to visitors during this time. Open during the entire period will be The Jigger Inn and Ham's Hame restaurants and The Duke's Golf Course and Clubhouse.

Stephen Carter, General Manager, indicated; 'We would like to take our hotel bedroom experience to another level. At the moment, our bedrooms and suites provide a Five Red Star experience and now it’s time to surprise our guests with the unexpected. Our plan encompasses everything you would hope to see in a hotel room, plus so much more. We can’t wait to unveil the new look.’

Adds Abode2 Managing Editor, Laura Henderson: “With exciting upgrades underway, decadent dining and the utmost attention to detail, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, is a property that clearly doesn't rely on location alone.”


  • From the 3 AA Rosette-awarded Road Hole to award-winning afternoon tea, The Old Course Hotel offers an outstanding collection of bars and restaurants to suit all including the Sands Grill for relaxed dining and The Jigger Inn, fondly referred to as “the town’s best 19th hole.”


  • Kohler Waters Spa is the first of its kind outside the USA and provides a truly world-class spa experience, from the Highland Fling signature treatment to the new H2O Inspiration water treatment. It features a 20-metre pool, relaxation area and rooftop hot tub.


  • The Old Course Hotel knows many of its guests are here for one thing: golf. On site is a golf shop stocked with equipment and apparel, plus a staff of golf concierges. While they can't book guaranteed tee times on the Old Course, they will assist you in booking rounds on any course in town, as well as enter you in the daily ballot for the Old. The concierge also provides a free shuttle service for guests to the town's golf courses - or simply walk to the first tee of the Old Course, New Course or Jubilee - all about a par 4 in distance away.


  • The hotel also boasts its own championship course, The Duke's, which is St Andrews' only heath land course and was voted a Top 100 Golf Course in the UK by Golf World. Originally built by former British Open champion Peter Thomson, Herb Kohler commissioned Tim Liddy, who worked with him at Whistling Straits alongside Pete Dye, for an extensive redesign. While a heathland a few miles off the coast, the views from the 18th green and clubhouse, as well as the seventh tee, offer their own beautiful views of the town's skyline and the sea.

For more information visit: www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk


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