A golfer's dream destination, the Old Course Hotel at St. Andrews in Scotland overlooks the historic 17th "Road Hole" on the Old Course, the historic home of golf. Visitors combine golfing on The Old Course, the Dukes St. Andrews Course, Kingsbarns, and 7 more courses in the town, which make St Andrews the largest golf complex in Europe. Within driving distance is Carnoustie and British Open qualifying courses such as Crail and Lundin Links.
A cozy winter haven, the spectacular, 5-star Old Course Hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and the Kohler Waters Spa. 23 of the suites have been recently redesigned with sumptuous interiors – think rich, red opulence, silk-lined walls, private balconies with postcard golf and town views. Many of the accommodations feature the latest Kohler bathroom products, including chromatherapy (colour therapy) baths.
Destination St. Andrews offers these tips for golfers staying warm on chilly winter days:
- Start by keeping your hands warm. It’s important to keep your body warm and nothing is more important than hands. Since your grip is the only connection to the golf club, use cold-weather gloves, and/or cart mitts during your round of golf.
- Stay warm and enjoy the experience by walking 18 holes to stay warm.
- Cooler temperatures contribute to less distance and less roll, so consider that temperatures when making your club selection.
- Cooler weather means cooler equipment. Store an extra golf ball in your
pocket to keep it warm as possible.
Founder/editor of BestGolfResortsofTheWorld.com, Karen Misuraca is a travel and golf writer from the California Wine Country. She follows the little white ball around the world and blogs about International Golf Travel at www.examiner.com.