Steady, Ready, Cook . . . A Trio of Fathers' Day Experiences!

The five red star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has laid on three unique experiences for dads to enjoy as part of this year Fathers' Day celebrations.

They range from country sports to golf - and also include a unique cookery course at the hotel's 3 AA rosette-awarded Road Hole Restaurant.

General Manager, Daniel Pereira explains: "We have seen a considerable increase in interest for country sports over recent years – and this year's spring salmon season has produced a number of excellent catches so far. Specimen fish have been caught on the nearby River Tay at 35lb – so what better way to reward a hard working father than with a day on the river?"

Simon Clarke at Tay Salmon Fisheries, one of the the resort's partners delivering Scottish Country Sport experiences, adds: "It has been an outstanding season so far, with catches up more than 70% on the same period last year." Simon adds: "The Tay offers excellent fishing opportunities for all abilities – and we are delighted to be working with the Old Course Hotel to provide guests with the opportunity to experience some of the best salmon fishing the world has to offer."

For dads who golf, there's a very special treat in store. The resort's Championship Duke's Golf Course is running an event on Fathers' Day itself (Sunday 16th June) where a son or daughter can join their Dad for nine holes of golf and enjoy a carvery lunch in the Duke's award-winning Clubhouse with views across St Andrews. The carvery is available as a celebration in its own right … and for Mums and Dads who take their children, the PGA professionals at the Duke's Academy are laying on a post lunch Junior Golf Tuition session, so parents can enjoy their coffee in peace! David Scott, manager at The Duke's explains: "We are making Fathers' Day a real family experience, with golf available, our fabulous carvery and free tuition for children who come and enjoy the day with their parents. We will also have a number of therapists from our Kohler Waters Spa at the Clubhouse on the day to pamper guests."

The cookery course is available as a gift to give on Fathers' Day, to be enjoyed later this year – with dates set in August (17th), October (19th) and December (14th). General Manager, Daniel describes the day, saying: "The event includes a mouth-watering cookery demonstration by our Executive Chef, Martin Hollis. Martin is currently involved in the cookery demonstrations that are supporting the Fife Farmers' Market on the first Saturday in each month - so anyone who wants a sneak peek can see him this weekend! The cookery demo at the hotel is followed by a delicious two course lunch where our budding master chefs will enjoy the meal they have just learned how to cook in the stunning surroundings of our award–winning Road Hole Restaurant overlooking the Old Course links."

The country sports experiences are available throughout the season with prices on application. The Duke's Golf & Carvery is £50 per person, the carvery available on its own at £15.95 per head with children's meals at half price. The Golf Tuition is free for those enjoying the carvery. The Cookery Demonstration is £150 per person. For all enquiries and reservations, please call +44 (0) 1334 474371 or email


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