The Golf Tourism Scotland awards recognise the very best exponents of golf in Scotland and are voted for by those who are most knowledgeable on the subject – the people working within the country’s golf tourism industry.
The five-star Fairmont St Andrews resort boasts two championship golf courses, The Torrance and The Kittocks, and has played host to a number of prestigious events, including both the Open Championship’s final local qualifying and the SSE Scottish Senior Open since 2009.
Originally opened in 2001 and designed by Bruce Devlin, the coastal Kittocks course offers 18 challenging holes with spectacular panoramic views of the Eden Estuary and North Sea. Enhanced following remediation work in 2009, The Kittocks Course, with its undulating terrain, can be played from four sets of tees, with golf buggies available, making it ideal for players of all abilities
Fairmont St Andrews’ general manager, Robert Glashan, who accepted the award on behalf of the resort, said: “We’re very proud of all the accolades Fairmont St Andrews has amassed over the last couple of years as a resort, but for The Kittocks Course to receive added recognition from the Golf Tourism industry here in Scotland is something really special. This is testament to all the hard work that our Golf Course Superintendent Neil Ballingall and his team put in throughout the year”
During its 12-year history Fairmont St Andrews has accumulated a host of accolades for hospitality, golf, spa and cuisine, as well as welcoming some of the world’s most powerful individuals as the venue for a G20 summit and Northern Ireland peace talks, while Prince William was a regular visitor and member of the spa and gym while studying at university.