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How do I get to the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa?
Just off the A91, immediately adjacent to the St Andrews Links courses and a five minute walk from the heart of the town. The A91 joins with the national motorway network at Junction 8 of the M90 which runs from Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh one hour to the south, to the old market town of Perth in the north. Glasgow is 90 minutes away, via the M90 and M8.
Regular domestic flights, European services and Transatlantic flights to both Edinburgh (one hour drive) and Glasgow (two hour drive) Airports. Regular service from London City to Dundee (20 minute drive), or for private aircraft at the RAF Leuchars Base (5 minute drive) or Dundee Airport (20 minute drive), by prior arrangement.
Guests can arrive at Leuchars Railway Station (5 minute drive) which is situated only 4 miles away from the hotel. Leuchars Railway Station connects with Edinburgh and the national network and has regular services to London and all mainland UK stations. Connections can be then made to the rest of Europe by Eurostar and the Channel Tunnel.
Our helipad is located at the Duke’s Course and hotel residents may land helicopters here free of charge by prior arrangement.
Our chauffeur service will be delighted to meet you at your chosen arrival point and can make arrangements for any onward connections. Please advise us of your travel arrangements at the time of booking. The Duke’s Course is situated in a Scottish Estate five minutes from the hotel and there is a courtesy transfer for all resort residents. Transfer to other courses in St Andrews, the Kingdom of Fife and the rest of Scotland can also be arranged.
What time is check-in and check-out?
To ensure that your room is just right for your arrival, we request that guests check-in from 3.00pm. Of course, you are welcome to join us earlier when we’ll be happy to store your luggage until your room is ready, you may also join us for lunch during this time or use the spa facilities. On the day of departure, we would be grateful if you could vacate your room by 12 noon.
What weather should I expect during my stay in St Andrews?
St Andrews enjoys some of the best weather in the whole of the UK. Its sheltered location on the Fife Coast makes it drier and sunnier than many more southerly British destinations. However, when the wind does blow in from the sea, you’ll find that the comfort of a waterproof jacket or jumper will keep any chill out.
Where can I access an Internet connection?
We have a wireless connection in all the hotel bedrooms, meeting rooms and public areas. An email centre is also available adjacent to reception.
What outdoor activities are available?
We can arrange a wide range of activities and experiences in St Andrews and the surrounding areas. Suggestions include archery, falconry, fishing, horse riding, local tours, sea plane journeys and theatre trips.
What is available to see in St Andrews?
St Andrews is renowned worldwide for golf however this eclectic destination has much more than this to offer. St Andrews itself is a bustling university town full of history, dramatic architecture and streets lined with bars, cafés, antique shops and boutiques. Activities include cycling routes, jogging routes, beach walks and Fife Coastal walks. For children there is West Sands beach, the St Andrews Aquarium and kite-flying.
What is there to see and do in the surrounding areas?
St Andrews makes the ideal base for sight-seeing and visiting various visitor attractions. Crail Pottery, Falkland Palace, Scone Palace, Glamis Castle and the fishing villages of the East Neuk are all within easy reach.
Can I purchase Old Course Hotel gift certificates as presents?
Certainly. Gift certificates are available for overnight stays, days in The Spa, golf at the Duke’s Course and to dine in one of our four restaurants. They can either be purchased online or by calling Resort Reservations on 01334 474371.