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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
94.8%
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66 out of 69 reviews
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4.5
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4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
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4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.6
34 Reviews (34)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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31 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7230 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.8

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Stephenson (2009) Denis Griffiths (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £40
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Jcb, Diners Club
Metal Spikes Allowed Metal and soft spikes are both allowed, though metal spikes are prohibited in the Clubhouse.
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper Golf attire is required to play on the courses- Collared shirts and tailored pants or shorts are required. Sweat pants and denim are unacceptable.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.7
69 Reviews (69)
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Greens always good

Still early season conditions, but course is a good test especially from the middle of the round to the finish. Great views from 16 &17.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Reviews 1
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good day out

Greens were very slow apart from that everything was great

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Good test of golf for all levels of golfer.

We have played this course a number of times and it is always in good nick and we enjoy the layout and challenge. Weather was cold but ideal playing conditions. The staff were very welcoming but day was slightly marred by the club house not offering any food after our round despite us ordering before the 4.30pm curfew. Would still come back however.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course, lovely location, fantastic views

Played the Torrance course and its didn't disappoint, we were lucky enough to have a great day with the weather, course was in great condition, terrific layout with some challenging holes and some fantastic views over the coast on the back 9, definitely one to play if your on the east coast. Worth mentioning we stopped off at the club house bar and grill post round for a drink and quick bite to eat, great set-up and a warm welcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Below expectations

Presenting a course must be challenging with so much quality around it,
That said it fell short in so many areas
Shop not advising you need to pay for balls when in the shop ??
Tee markers for gents but not women ??
It is early season but the condition of fairways, & greens were very poor - having played a few other courses earlier in the week
Bunkers were good & consistent
Signage could have been better placed, to help first time visitors, a few were missed or difficult to spot
Some holes and views were impressive and challenging
Would you want to visit again - sorry but no

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Unbelievably great course

Course was in amazing condition. We got a calm day so course was relatively straight forward but can imagine this would be tough if the wind got up. Highly recommended course in the home of golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course on a quiet autumns day

Felt like we were the only ones in the course! Well maintained with no wet patched after lots of rain days before. Greens we’re difficult and the wind plays a big factor

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairmont torrance course

Played the torrance course. It was like millionaires golf no one in front of me. The course was a little wet but did not affect the game. Challenging course especially when the wind gets up. Would recommend it was one of the cheaper courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course very fair in great condition for this time of year can’t wait to go back and play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a beauty in the area golf first began

Blimey what a course...the views are stunning. The greens and fairways were impeccable....I couldn't believe it wag end of October as the course played like it was middle of the summer....make sure you stay on the fairway as you won't find your own ball in the rough, but you may find other people's....top day out total gem, I'll be back again definitely

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice holiday golf

Other than the views which are outstanding just a nice course for holiday golf. No memorable holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf

Really enjoyable experience. Course was in first class condition with an interesting lay out with a wide variety of holes. Views across the bay were magnificent.
Greens had a lovely smooth surface even in late October.
Well worth a visit, I’ll certainly be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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