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St. Andrews


Situated on the eastern Scottish coast in the town of St. Andrews, overlooking the 1st and 18th fairways of the Old Course, Rusacks is an hour from Edinburgh Airport and 2 hours from Glasgow Airport.


St. Andrews Old Course (1 minute), Dukes Course (10 minutes), Ladybank (15 minutes), Scotscraig (20 minutes), Crail (20 minutes), Kingsbarns (25 minutes), Carnoustie (55 minutes), Gleneagles (70 minutes), Muirfield (1 hour, 45 minutes), Gullane (1 hour, 45 minutes), North Berwick (1 hour, 50 minutes), Dunbar (1 hour, 50 minutes)


Local farmer Wilhelm Rusack was certainly thinking ahead when, with a group of Fife businessmen, he opened Rusacks Hotel in 1887 just as the game of golf began to take off. Over the years, the hotel has been stylishly remodelled in order to provide luxury accommodation, to reflect the history of golf and of course to take advantage of its prestigious location.

An historical, elegant and imposing building, Rusacks Hotel is complemented by a wealth of facilities and offers priceless views over the sea and St. Andrews Old Course, in particular the 1st and 18th holes. However ideal it may be for golfers, there is plenty to do and see for non-golfers and off-duty golfers alike. The Fife Peninsula is certainly more than just a monument to the niblick and putter, while the sheer number of castles in the vicinity stand as valuable reminders of the ferocious nature of Scotland’s turbulent past.

This Victorian hotel offers 48 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, including four suites, many of which overlook the course and St. Andrews Bay. The spectacular panoramas provided by the Sun Lounge at Rusacks Hotel are best enjoyed over a rare malt whisky from the hotels considerable collection. And equally impressive is the cuisine at the Old Course Bar & Restaurant, which specialises in freshly prepared seafood and game dishes.

GRADE: 4 Star

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