Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Appoints Stephen Carter OBE as General Manager

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Carter OBE as General Manager. Stephen will begin his role on 3rd May and joins the hotel after 8 years working with De Vere Hotels, 7 of which were spent at Cameron House on Loch Lomond.

Stephen’s illustrious career spans almost 40 years, in which he has achieved various accolades; notably an OBE for services to the hospitality industry in 2007 and Caterer and Hotelkeeper’s Hotelier of the Year in 2011. Aside from his impressive career, Stephen has quite the portfolio of extra-curricular activities with Trustee of the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland and Director of both the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Visit Scotland among his other endeavors.

Stephen has worked with leading hotels up and down the country, giving him a detailed overview of the industry’s landscape. He brings a unique, community-driven point of view to the role, believing in the importance of local projects and individuals, enhancing the strong heritage of Scottish people.

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is aligned with Stephen in his belief in local people and produce, with many community-focused projects for the new General Manager to involve himself in on his arrival at the Hotel.

On his new role, Stephen Carter OBE says: “I am delighted to be joining the team at The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa and working with them developing the success the Resort is already renowned for; delivering a welcome and world class hospitality to the many visitors from home and abroad visiting Scotland and in particular this wonderful city of St Andrews.

Director of Operations at the Hotel, David Scott, is looking forward to welcoming Stephen to the Hotel: “Stephen’s experience is just what we’re looking for. His expertise in the hospitality sector and his impressive achievements in Scotland will bring something truly unique to our offering.


Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts.

About Destination Kohler
Destination Kohler is headlined by The American Club, a Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort-hotel. When built in 1918, it served as a temporary home for European immigrants who came to work at Kohler, and re-opened in 1981 as an example of impeccable service. The resort includes the Inn on Woodlake, championship golf venues Whistling Straits – which will host the 2020 Ryder Cup – and Blackwolf Run, and a number of entities which give Kohler added distinction such as Riverbend, River Wildlife, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates, and the Five-Star Kohler Waters Spas. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at the Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in and around the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee, two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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