Fairmont St. Andrews - The Torrance Course
Perched atop the cliffs that are situated above St. Andrews Bay, Fairmont St. Andrews offers two stunning traditional links golf courses, the Torrance and the Kittocks. In a region famous for being the home of golf, both courses manage to hold their own against the area's other links courses. Playing the Torrance Course, you would never believe that it was once flat farmland. The designer, Sam Torrance, transformed the course into a challenging links layout that looks as though it has been there forever. The classic Scottish bunkers that are strategically placed throughout provide a formidable test. Be careful from the 14th green to the final hole or you might find yourself tumbling down the rocky cliffs. This dramatic final stretch of holes is especially scenic and challenging with greens that play right along the edge of the water.
|Red (W)||74||5415 yards||72.0||124|
|Blue M: 74.9/138||424||509||587||345||205||552||320||191||404||3537||492||189||556||478||409||359||429||220||561||3693||7230|
|White M: 72.2/133||391||475||531||310||178||507||298||154||374||3218||458||166||527||437||387||337||401||184||527||3424||6642|
|Yellow M: 69.6/126||358||438||459||278||159||464||274||144||330||2904||427||141||501||399||365||312||364||153||485||3147||6051|
|Red M: 66.7/122 W: 71.9/124||303||397||403||246||141||420||245||119||297||2571||400||118||471||364||333||281||334||119||424||2844||5415|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Brilliant day out
For the time of year the course was in excellent condition. Fast greens and spotless fairways. Our group was very impressed and it exceeded all expectations. Other than the clubhouse being closed for food and drink (We assumed it was closed because the time of year) we could not fault anything during the day. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Worst course I’ve played in St Andrews
Very very wet on foot very boggy I’ve seen better parklands courses in better conditions at this time off year the best thing I could say about the course was that the tees were dry n the greens wer also dry but didn’t run anywhere near I would have exspected even tho winter golf also the holes looked like they hadn’t been changed for atleast 5/7 days which I found very frustrating
Tee time cancellation due to frost
Was phoned in the morning to say the course was closed due to frost!
Pro was very apologetic and courteous!
Called GolfNow in Belfast to inform. Got my refund promptly!
Quality course at reasonable price
Enjoyable golf with a variety of playing challenges. Some delightful views of the town and coast on the back nine. Course in excellent condition, greens surprisingly fast. Warm-up green and shortgame area as well as range are excellent and handy to first tee. Playing by myself I caught up with a fourball who kindly waved me through, allowing me to go round in about 3 hrs, even with several ball searches. Though I had my GPS watch, a course guide would have helped me pick better lines as several times I could not be sure of safe vs risky lines. Price was excellent value on its own, without considering extras such as warm-up balls included.
Very enjoyable experience
The welcome was friendly and it was great to be able to warm up beforehand in the chipping area and driving range which was near the first tee box. Altogether, the course was challenging but fair and the greens and fairways were in immaculate condition. Views are spectacular too.
Enjoyed this course as it was in great condition and challenging layout.
Torrance course never disappoints. Great layout superb flow and condition always good. Very lush for August and the dry spell which was mildly disappointing. Fairways needed a cut I prefer my Links a bit tighter but it didn’t detract from a good morning out. My only gripe, and it’s a small one is that I’d like to see the greens cut first thing before any other work gets done. The greens were perfectly fine, true and superb condition for the 14 holes played but it wasn’t until I putted on the 15th after it had been cut did I appreciate how much better they are. Tour level good and fast. I’ll be back as it’s accessible for holiday golf and single players unlike the many other course in the area! Shout out to all the staff on and off course, very friendly folk. Keep up the good work!
Great course. Clubhouse was disappointing.
Couldn’t get a drink after the round unless we sat outside as the clubhouse staff were setting up for evening meals. It was only 5:30pm. Other than that a great place to play golf.
The best greens… maybe ever?!
Frequently played the Torrance course at the Fairmont when I was younger, and haven’t played in a few years, decided to book a tee time a couple days after the European Tour was in town, this came with many benefits, one of them being taking pictures and playing from the sponsored tee boxes, but the biggest one being the incredible quality of the greens! These were honestly close to the best quality greens I have ever played on! Course was in excellent condition all round considering around 100 pros had been playing for 5 days straight! Great quality and well worth £60-100!
Great links near St. Andrews
This is a great, well-designed links course at an affordable price. The staff was extremely friendly and the greens fee included a yardage guide, a wee dram of single malt and a trolley. If memberships were open, I’d be there.!
Amazing hidden treasure
Little known, but up there as one of the best in the Country. Course is immaculate, fairways are like walking on a carpet. With fairways that felt as wide as a putter, definitely a thinking man’s course. But simply amazing, can’t wait to play again!