06 July 2009 Last Updated: 18 November 2013

By TG Courses editor

The Fairmont St Andrews, a 5-star cliff-top resort just outside the Hoem of Golf, has announced it will open the exciting new Torrance Course for play on 13th July.

The new improvements on The Torrance Course were conducted under the direction of golf course architect Gary Stephenson.  With 8 holes re-designed, new tee boxes and revetted bunkers throughout, the course is set to become one of Scotland’s most dramatic new courses.

It was already an Open qualifying venue for the 2010 Open Championship and the popular course is set to go from strength to strength when some of the legends of golf play the course in August in the Cleveland/Srixon Scottish Senior Open.

“We are simply delighted with the progress of the Torrance Course,” said Charles Head, General Manager of Fairmont St Andrews. “Already being selected as the host site for two of Scotland’s more prestigious events, is very telling as to the quality golf experience the Torrance Course will offer our guests when it opens.”

The most striking changes to the Torrance Course were the re-routing of eight holes, four from the Kittocks Course and four from the Torrance Course and the new Scottish links style revetted bunkers.

Now, with the changes complete, the course has gained its own remarkable identity. From the tee shot on the first hole to the final putt on the eighteenth green, The Torrance course offers a truly unforgettable round of golf complete with stunning panoramic views of the Fairmont St Andrews hotel, the town of St Andrews and the Eden Estuary.  

 “The golf course is definitely a must-play for those making their golfing pilgrimage to St Andrews, the Home of Golf. It’s without a doubt among the best if you ask me, and that’s not easy to do in this country,” said Sam Torrance, course architect for The Torrance.

 “The new sightlines on some of the holes have created a uniqueness and playability unmatched by any other course in the area. If I may say so, I think the course is simply brilliant.”

 The hotel has just recently completed a £17 million refurbishment project that includes the opening of the new Kittocks Course, a stunning coastal golf course with spectacular views over the Eden Estuary and sands of St Andrews.

The Fairmont St Andrews sits on 520 acres of stunning open coastline overlooking the North Sea and the historic town of St Andrews. In addition to exceptional golf and a world-class spa, Fairmont St Andrews includes award-winning dining, luxurious guest accommodations and exceptional service, as well as unfettered access to the charms of St Andrews itself.

For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/standrews

 

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