Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews was recently named Best
Large Hotel of the Year at the prestigious Scottish Golf Tourism
Awards held in Edinburgh. The annual event is widely regarded
as the 'Oscars of the golfing world'.
Located within a sand wedge of the 18th hole of the
world's most famous golf course, the Old Course, the four-star
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is one of few hotels in Scotland to offer
guests the services of a dedicated golf concierge.
Overlooking the St Andrews Old Course with the golden sweep of
West Sands beach beyond and within easy reach of over a dozen world
class golf courses, Macdonald Rusacks Hotel enjoys global appeal
among golf enthusiasts.
All 70 bedrooms are named after golfing greats and stories
linked to the 'home of golf.' Consequently, guests may choose
to stay within the Young Tom Morris or Old Tom Morris suites
offering dramatic views over the Old Course.
Kevin Keenan, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel,
commented: "We are very pleased to accept the award for Best Large
Hotel of the Year from the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. My team
has worked tirelessly over the last year to look after the many
guests who have travelled from across the globe to visit the home
of golf and enjoy the highest standards of service as our
"And following the recent refurbishment of our public areas, we
look forward to further strengthening the hotel's appeal with the
planned refurbishment of 38 of our bedrooms in January."
Built in 1887, Macdonald Rusacks Hotel exudes a charm and
inviting ambience that has attracted many famous faces, including
golfing great Arnold Palmer and the late Bing Crosby, the legendary
This latest accolade for Macdonald Rusacks Hotel follows the
Rocca Bar & Grill, located within the hotel, receiving its
third AA rosette for its outstanding culinary dining
experience. The hotel also incorporates the welcoming 'R Bar'
and the promise of high quality dining within 'The One Under'
gastro-pub. This reflects Macdonald Hotels & Resorts group-wide
promise to serve only the finest freshest produce and to always
prepare dishes from whole raw ingredients.