The Old Course Hotel, St. Andrews

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 guests.

"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 Hollywood star. 

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.