Fairmont – Kittocks Course
Fairmont Kittocks Course is a short golf blog that takes a closer look at one of the quietest courses in St Andrews, The Home of Golf.
St Andrews is visited by over 670,000 tourists each year. 86% of these are golfers that want to play on one or more of the 10 golfers that can be found in the town.
Even though there is that many golfers visit St Andrews, The Fairmont courses are quieter than the rest as they are located a 4-minute drive away.
The Fairmont Resort
At the Fairmont Resort, there are two 18-hole championship golf courses. The Torrance and The Kittocks.
The Torrance is famed for being designed by Sam Torrance and for also holding the Hero Open on the DP World Tour.
The Fairmont is a huge Hotel complex which includes Guest rooms, Conference rooms, Restaurants & Bars as well as a Spa and Pool.
A well-stocked Pro Shop featuring names like Footjoy, Peter Millar and Adidas, to name but a few and warm friendly, yet professional staff.
St Andrews Bar & Grill is a fantastic Clubhouse Restaurant that has 180° of stunning views across the course and sea.
Located between the 1st Hole of The Kittocks Course and the 1st Hole of The Torrance Course are the vast Practice Facilities. These are made up of a Driving Range, a Putting Green and a Short Game Area.
Fairmont Kittocks Course
The Torrances lesser-known sister course was originally designed by Bruce Devlin & Gene Sarazen.
It is a Par 71 and stretches over a total of 7192 yards.
The holes run along the side of the cliff tops which are breathtaking due to the views of St Andrews Bay.
The signature hole is the Par 4, dogleg, 15th which is 462 yards long. A stunning backdrop as you approach the green.
The course, in general, is long off the back tees, but quite enjoyable of the yellow tees. The Par 3 holes are very player friendly due to their length and the views are awesome.
USGA slope: Blue 74.8/138, White 72.8/134, Yellow 70.9/130
CONGU S.S.S.: Blue 75, White 73, Yellow 71
Golf carts are also available for rent on The Kittocks Course.
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