Fairmont St Andrews (Kittocks Course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Fairmont St Andrews (Kittocks Course) Est. 2002

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Fairmont St Andrews (Kittocks Course): Since its creation in 2002, the Kittocks course (originally known as The Devlin) has captivated and challenged visiting golfers. Laid out on a natural, unspoilt tract of undulating terrain, the course skirts alongside the tree-lined cutting of Kittocks Den and takes you out onto the cliffs' edge. From many parts of the course you will enjoy wondrous sea and coastal views.

As of 2008, the Kittocks has also acquired a new sting in the tail, with its frighteningly long par-4 17th and 18th holes (which used to be the 17th and 16th respectively of the Torrance course) providing as formidable a finish as you could wish for. The first five holes are tricky enough, with water significantly in play on the doglegging par-4 2nd and Kittocks Den to be crossed in front of the green at the par-4 4th. (You'll cross it again with your drive at the straight and handsomely bunkered par-4 12th).

The fabulous par-4 7th drops you down to the shoreline, and onto a huge double green which is shared with the par-4 10th hole. This stretch from the 7th through to the long, challenging uphill par-5 11th is an immensely scenic and beautifully crafted collection of cliff-top holes.

With the city of St Andrews often in view to the west and Carnoustie (and its companion courses in Angus) away across St Andrews Bay to the north, you visual senses as well as your golfing brain will be fully occupied here on Fairmont St Andrews' dramatic and wonderfully challenging Kittocks course.

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Making Contact

Fairmont St Andrews
off the A917 (Crail Road),
St Andrews, Fife KY16 8PN
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Office   +44 (0)1334 837 000
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1334 837 000

  +44 (0)1334 471 115

Email   fsagolftimes@fairmont.com
Website   www.fairmont.com/standrews
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Golf Pro
John Kerr (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links-style.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb
Surroundings: Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.
Designer: Bruce Devlin (with contributions from Gene Sarazen).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7192 6327 5904
Par 71 71 74
SSS or Slope 74 71 73
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Torrance Course (7230 yds from back tees)
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How2Get There?

3 miles east of St Andrews
From the centre of St Andrews take the A917 direction Crail. After 3 miles turn left into Fairmont St Andrews.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): £95 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire for use on the Kittocks course (but not on the Torrance course).
Caddies available if booked in advance.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Kittocks course (originally known as The Devlin) takes its name from Kittocks Den, a tree-filled cutting that borders the leftside of the 5th hole and rightside of the 14th, and which you play across at the 4th and 12th holes. Kittocks Den is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is home to pheasants, rabbits and hares, deer, grouse and badgers. | The 15th green on the Kittocks course sits above the site of a 2000-year old Iron Age fort/look-out station.

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Latitude: (56.320357)
Longitude: (-2.730719)
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Fairmont St Andrews Hotel 5-star
St Andrews, Fife KY16 8PN (off the A917, east of St Andrews)
+44 (0)1334 837 000

Located close to the historic city of St Andrews, the Fairmont St Andrews overlooks the beautiful coastal landscape of Scotland's east coast. The resort is home to two renowned championship golf courses (the Kittocks and Torrance) as well as being one of Scotland’s largest and most luxurious hotel and conference facilities.

Golf at this hotel Fairmont St Andrews (Torrance & Kittocks courses)
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Golf within 5 miles The Castle Course; St Andrews Links (x7 courses); St Andrews (Duke's); Kingsbarns
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Golf within 20 miles Crail (Balcomie and Craighead Links); Ladybank; Scotscraig; Lundin Links; Leven; Elie.
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Hotel du Vin St Andrews 4-star
40 The Scores, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AS
+44 (0)1334 472 611

Following a significant refurbishment and extension from 22 to 40 rooms, the Hotel du Vin St Andrews (formerly St Andrews Golf Hotel) now boasts a new and contemporary interior design inside this spacious Victorian townhouse. The views over St Andrews Bay and beaches are as spectacular as ever. In its quiet terrace location near the Promenade, this stylish, boutique hotel offers underground parking, external courtyard, whisky sampling room and wine cellar, as well as the famous student bar Ma Bells.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Dukes course); The Castle Course; Fairmont St Andrews (Devlin and Torrance courses).
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Golf within 20 miles Kingsbarns; Crail (Balcomie and Craighead links); Ladybank; Scotscraig; Lundin; Leven; Elie.
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