Hotel in St Andrews

Golfing greats, including the legendary Arnold Palmer and Roberto De Vicenzo (1967 Open winner) have experienced its stylish interior that includes 70 tastefully appointed bedrooms and the refined dining experience of its acclaimed 2AA Rosette Rocca Bar & Grill.   

And after recently winning two gongs at the prestigious Golf Tourism Scotland Gold Standard Awards, the 4-star Macdonald Rusacks Hotel that overlooks the iconic St. Andrews golf course, has further established its enviable reputation as one of Scotland's top golfing holidays destinations.

For on 3 November, the judging panel of an awards that celebrates the very best in golf tourism, named Macdonald Rusacks as Hotel of the Year (large hotel category) while in recognition of his outstanding customer service, hotel porter Simon Redmond was named joint-winner of the Young Industry Person of the Year category.

Kevin Keenan, who since 2008 has been general manager of Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, commented: "I am very proud of the entire team at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, whose passion and commitment to consistently delivering the highest standards of personal service has contributed to the great and the good of Scotland's golfing industry conferring two major awards on our hotel.

"As a team, including our dedicated golf concierge Heidi Orr, we always strive to maintain consistency of service and product for our discerning business and leisure guests and to continually build strong relationships with our key golf operators. 

"Moreover, in partnership with Adrian and Susan Pieraccini, our guests from all over the world savour the reassurance of tasting only the freshest and finest quality of Scottish food, served with an Italian twist and skilfully prepared by chefs using only whole, raw ingredients."

In addition, golf aficionados who come to stay at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned hotel group, can choose to reserve the Tom Morris or Bobby Jones suite.  Both afford stunning views over the hallowed 18th green of the Old Course and the sweep of the West Sands and North Sea beyond.

And 20 year-old porter, Simon Redmond, is typical of the exemplary service offered to patrons of the St. Andrews hotel.  As Keenan explained: "Simon's attitude and approach to his work is brilliant - and was certainly noted by the judges.  One of our customers, Links Golf, nominated Simon for the award after their group of twelve guests arrived at the hotel well after midnight and Simon personally organised food for them all. He looks after people very, very well."

As the festive season approaches, Keenan and his hard-working team are not resting on their laurels as they focus on further improving occupancy and work with the St Andrews Links Trust to further tee-off business opportunities over the winter months.