Welcome To Fairmont St Andrews Torrance Course
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015
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Handicap Certificates Required
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GREEN AND MEMBERSHIP FEES
Green Fees Weekdays
Green Fees Weekends
Green Fees Twilight
Green Fees Junior
£Free when playing with a full paying hotel resident
Green Fees Society
Packages - £45-£135
Green Fees Other
Combination £120 - £150
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PRO SHOP SERVICES
Club Hire Available
Club Repairs Available
Custom Club Fitting Service
Trolley Hire Available
Electric Trolley Repair
Buggy Hire Available
Course Planner Available
CLUB HOUSE FACILITIES
Afternoon Tea Available
The Torrance Course, designed by the late Gene Sarazen and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, is a par 72, 7037 yard course that sweeps its way around the hotel and down to the coastal edge. It has been designed using the principles of links golf with an infusion of new styles. The natural contours of the land and the dramatic coastal setting are combined with a unique blend of Rye grass, innovative greens-keeping skills and the expertise of Sam Torrance.
Immediately the game begins by testing the golfer with challenging bunkers, undulating fairways and greens, and the occasional meandering stream, making precision and club selection paramount. As the course advances, it works its way around the impressive structure of the hotel before bursting open to reveal a cross section of the remaining twelve holes down towards the cliff edge and all the while framed by the powerful canvass of the St Andrews skyline.
The deceptive back nine creates uncertainty for the golfer with holes such as the tricky par 3, 15th with the green surrounded by a protective dry stone wall and steep sloping edges leading to deep, sunken bunkers.
Then its onto the Signature Hole, the 17th, par 4. Out of bounds runs parallel with the coastal trail down the entire right hand side of the hole, before cutting sharply across the front of the green. The green itself is guarded by bunkers; coupled with the prevailing wind, the approach is fraught with anticipation of the final score.
Continuing on to the par 4, 9th, which hugs the natural curve of the coastline, down to the heavily protected, suspended green. The golfer is continually taunted by the course, which offers debate as to whether to play safe or take a risk.
At the par 4, 11th again faced with the dilemma of risk/reward: Do you veer to the tight fairway on the right or the wider, longer and safer option on the left? The decision is yours.
The excitement continues to mount as the homeward stretch lies ahead, all the while heading to the par 4, signature 17. After a solid drive this dog leg leaves a precarious 2nd shot towards the cliff edge green, which is heavily guarded by slopes and strategically placed bunkers. The par 3, 18th provides one final surprise - one must complete the round with a skillful shot to secure par.
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Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland is delighted to announce that the Torrance course has been nominated by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club as a local Open qualifying course for the Open 2010.
We are delighted that the Torrance has gained this honour and recognition within such a short time since opening. We are thrilled to be a small part of this prestigious event on its 150th anniversary said Stephen Carter General Manager of Fairmont St Andrews.
The Torrance course opened with the resort in June 2001 and has also been awarded the Vagliano Trophy the ladies amateur event run by the Ladies Golf Union in July 2007 and has played host to events such as the Red Bull Masterclass and International Pairs World Finals.
The Torrance offers a traditional Scottish layout. 7039 yards, par 72 a walking course only, it offers a challenging round and with its links style features yet unconventional layout, provides a welcome edition to the array of play available within this East corner of Scotland.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS & MAP
GETTING TO ST. ANDREWS
St Andrews is in the Kingdom of Fife on Scotlands east coast. There are three major international airports that guests fly into:
Edinburgh (Approximatley 83.5 km / 52 miles)
Glasgow (Approximatley 118.9 km / 73.9 miles)
Aberdeen (Approximatley 135 km / 84 miles)
Transfer to Fairmont St Andrews is approximately 1 hour from Edinburgh or 2 hours and 15 minutes from Glasgow. It is possible to take the scenic route from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews, driving through picturesque and charming fishing villages, but this adds approximately 30 minutes to the journey.
At St Andrews at the 1st roundabout take 2nd exit for town centre.
At next roundabout take 1st exit onto North Street.
Continue along North Street to Cathedral and follow the road round to the right.
At mini roundabout take 1st exit A917 for Crail
St Andrews Bay is approximately 2.0 miles on the left.
St Andrews is not on the train line. The nearest station is Leuchars on main line from London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen (20-minutes away from Fairmont St. Andrews). St Andrews may be reached by car, taxi or by bus from Leuchars. More information available from the concierge. Bus Approximately a 15-minute journey from the train station to St Andrews. 2 to 3 buses per hour between (9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and less frequently at other times) Taxi: Approximate cost is £15
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