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4.7 / 5Exceptional
714 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationRoyal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews8 min walk
Popular LocationOld Course at St Andrews9 min walk
RestaurantThe Jigger Inn2 min walk
RestaurantThe Road Hole Grill3 min walk
AirportDundee (DND)22 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Twin Room, 1 Twin Bed

    Twin Room, 1 Twin Bed

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed

    Suite, 1 King Bed

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    Twin Room, 1 Twin Bed

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Royal Suite, 1 King Bed

    Royal Suite, 1 King Bed

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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

    Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

    Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

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About this area

St. Andrews

Located in St. Andrews, Old Course Hotel is in the city center and near the beach. V&A Dundee and British Golf Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include St. Andrews Aquarium and Cambo Estate Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Tannadice Park or Dens Park.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews - 8 min walk
  • Old Course at St Andrews - 9 min walk
  • The Scores - 9 min walk
  • St. Andrews Links - 10 min walk
  • St. Andrews Aquarium - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • St. Andrews Leuchars Station - 8 min drive
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 57 min drive


  • Road Hole Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Sands Grill — 1 min walk
  • The Jigger Inn - 2 min walk
  • The Road Hole Grill - 3 min walk
  • 1 Golf Place - 8 min walk

About this property

Old Course Hotel

5-star luxury hotel near University of St. Andrews
Along with 4 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has 2 indoor pools and a full-service spa. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a golf course, 2 bars/lounges, and a health club are onsite. All 144 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding.
Old Course Hotel offers 144 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch plasma televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.
This St. Andrews hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in April 2017.
2 indoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a golf course and a health club.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Kohler Waters Spa has 13 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.
The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free valet parking
Limo/town car service

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10 AM: GBP 19.50 per person
4 restaurants
2 bars/lounges
24-hour room service
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

2 indoor pools
Aerobics classes
Fitness center
Full-service spa
Golf course
Golf driving range
Pilates classes
Spa tub
Yoga classes

Family friendly

2 indoor pools
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities


Banquet hall
Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
Reception hall

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Golf lessons
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

24-hour business center
5 meeting rooms




13 treatment rooms
Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Couples treatment room(s)
Manicures and pedicures
Massage/treatment rooms
Spa open daily
Spa tub
Steam room


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding


Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination


40-inch plasma TV
Cable channels
Pay movies
Premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Connecting rooms available
Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Laptop-friendly workspace
Turndown service



Check-in between 3 PM - 5:30 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 25 March 2020 to 14 April 2020 (dates subject to change).


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types accepted at this property

American Express
Diners Club

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 19.50 per person (approximately)
  • Facilities fee: GBP 40 per person and includes use of:

  • - Spa

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Guests age 16 and older have complimentary access to the onsite Kohler Waters Spa Experience from 7-10 AM and 7-9 PM. This property charges GBP 40 per person per 3-hour session to access the water spa area from 10 AM to 7 PM. Spa amenities include an adults-only indoor pool, thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool, and rooftop spa tub. Access to the water spa area is included with purchase of a spa treatment. Reservations are required to access the spa.

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM.Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

  • Old Course Hotel Golf Resort
  • Old Course Hotel Golf Resort St. Andrews
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  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Hotel St. Andrews
  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort And Spa
  • Old Course Resort
  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa St. Andrews, Scotland
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  • Old Course Hotel St. Andrews
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5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful decor. Amazing spa services food. Just walking around. Friendly helpful staff

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I have been going on holiday to St. Andrews for many, many years but have only stayed in The Old Course once before. This was a superb experience. I had paid extra for a room with a sea view and my goodness was it worth it! I think I had the best view of the golf course, the West Sands and the town! It was totally magnificent. The room was lovely and the facilities were superb. I used the Leisure Pool, which was quite difficult to find but was very quiet at the time I was using it. I also ate in The Sands Grill and this was excellent . The Cullen skink was outstanding, then I had the venison which was melt-in-your-mouth tasty. Breakfast in The Road Hole Restaurant on the 4th floor was very special. I managed to get a coveted window seat, which must have been just above my room, because again, the views of the golf course, beach and the town were just outstanding. Breakfast was superb in all aspects. The food is delicious and locally sourced as much as possible. Service is attentive but not over the top. For anyone with a love of golf, a stay here is just so magnificent. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Old Course resort review.

Return trip and was pleasantly impressed with staff and standards within this gorgeous hotel and resort. Still a little cold within the whole of the hotel but amenities and locale more than make up for this. We will be back.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

I was bringing my mum and I for Christmas dinner Walter losing my dad. I thought it would be a special experience. The booking process was very challenging but eventually everything was resolved by the management team. The room was excellent and the dinner exceptional. The service at the meal was great but overall the staff seemed a bit confused with the Christmas logistics. Two examples. Firstly I prepaid the meal but the £270 was still added to the bill at dinner. In the morning I called to see what time the spa opened and was told 7am. Went down to find it locked and reception eventually figured out it was 9am. They dealt with it well and offered complimentary coffee in the library but I did expect them to know these details.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019