A view from The Torrance Course at Fairmont St. Andrews
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4.8
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
94.9%
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53 out of 55 reviews
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4.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
5
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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4.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.0%
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18 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7230 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.8

Perched atop the cliffs that are situated above St. Andrews Bay, Fairmont St. Andrews offers two stunning traditional links golf courses, the Torrance and the Kittocks. In a region famous for being the home of golf, both courses manage to hold their own against the area's other links courses. Playing the Torrance Course, you would never believe that it was once flat farmland. The designer, Sam Torrance, transformed the course into a challenging links layout that looks as though it has been there forever. The classic Scottish bunkers that are strategically placed throughout provide a formidable test. Be careful from the 14th green to the final hole or you might find yourself tumbling down the rocky cliffs. This dramatic final stretch of holes is especially scenic and challenging with greens that play right along the edge of the water.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Stephenson (2009) Denis Griffiths (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £40
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Jcb, Diners Club
Metal Spikes Allowed Metal and soft spikes are both allowed, though metal spikes are prohibited in the Clubhouse.
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper Golf attire is required to play on the courses- Collared shirts and tailored pants or shorts are required. Sweat pants and denim are unacceptable.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.8
55 Reviews (55)
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice holiday golf

Other than the views which are outstanding just a nice course for holiday golf. No memorable holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf

Really enjoyable experience. Course was in first class condition with an interesting lay out with a wide variety of holes. Views across the bay were magnificent.
Greens had a lovely smooth surface even in late October.
Well worth a visit, I’ll certainly be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

BRRRRUIIIILLLLIANT as the Scots would say

Fantastic place the Fairmont. Exceptionally beautiful although couldn't figure our why the restaurant was closed...?????? Fantastic set up and we'll be back! Can't beat the place for value!!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Fairmont Torrance Course

This is an excellent challenging golf course which is always in great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Great Course, Perfect greens, good T Boxes

This is a great Course. The front 9 is ok but nothing to write home about, there are a few nice holes. However from the 9th T onwards the fees comes into view, and there are some lovely scenic holes.

Technically this is a tough course, especially with the wind. It was blowing 25-30mph when I played. The fairways are lovely, and the 1st cut of rough is fair. If you go beyond the first cut of rough your ball is gone.

Definitely worth playing if your in the area, and I’m sure it will bring a smile to your face, especially the back 9. There are two courses on this resort and of the two, I think I prefer the Kittocks for the views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Torrance

Great day, great weather and most importantly Great course in great condition. Refreshing to play par threes that you don’t need a wood to hit the green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Torrance

Excellent course good condition great layout and breathtaking views ,can get very windy as it’s a cliff top links ,only fault I could find was the price of a buggy at 45 quid not cheap in my opinion other than that brilliant golf course .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course considering the amount of rain

Beautiful links course! Very challenging but so much fun!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout, stunning views.Great condition

£38.00 each. played 2 ball. Used the golf boards which were great fun. definitely play again. Staff very friendly .Managed to complete the round in under 3 hours.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Disappointed

Went to pros shop, to verify my tee off time and pay for trolley.
The Course was very quiet and to my surprise no white or blue tees available to players when I arrived on the first tee.
From the yellow tee, too many holes were much less interesting hence my rating. Also the rough was kept pretty high making almost impossible to find your balls if you were off target.
After my round, went back to pro shop to ask about the absence of white and blue, and was told that was their policy but I could have used the unmarked tees. No apologies and it would have make sense to be informed in advance of that possibility.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

CHALLENGING BUT FAIR

Thoroughly enjoyed the course, weather decent, course lovely condition...only downside, a bit of a slog for the wife and my (playing) 9 year old son !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good layout and punishing rough

We where looking for something a little different and settled on the the Torrance at the Fairmont for our day out. Initial reaction to to finding there being no tees in play other than the Yellows was disappointing. Once we got over that and settled in it was a good day. Great layout some nice variety of holes. Back 9 being the standout for me. Greens ran a lot better than they looked. Overall good value for money but would have love to have played it from a little further back and more than 6100yards.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fairmont -Torrance Course

I had the pleasure of playing a 4 ball my friend had won in a competition. Upon arrival we were given a very warm welcome by the guys in the pro shop , even a complimentary bucket of range balls to use for our warm up. The guys I played with both purchased items from the fully stocked pro shop, and although the club house was currently closed , we had the chance to purchase warm bacon rolls. Onto the course! The course is lovely, and is a real challenge. The wind is a major factor, although on the day , the conditions were pretty good. The fairways are tempting with the driver, although I did choose to use a 4 iron of the tee on many holes. There is water hazards on the course and a tempting par 4 which only the brave will take on , being some 260 yards to the Pin, however , you must negotiate the water hazard and thick rough and undergrowth. The only disappointment on the day was the greens. These were full of sand and had no real pace or roll. I think they will improve as the season goes on, however it was a disappointment to say the least. Overall, a beautiful course in a lovely setting, would play again .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good day out

Friendly staff. Good course, sandy greens but putted true. Tough fairways to hit on some holes. Course is being readied for a European tour event in a few weeks, I'd definitely come back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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