Fairmont St. Andrews - The Torrance Course

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4.9
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
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Recommend this course
28 out of 28 reviews
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5.0
8
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8
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.8
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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5.0
11
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11
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7230
Slope 138
Rating 74.8
Type Resort
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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Fairmont St Andrews - Torrance Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7230 yards 74.8 138
White 72 6642 yards 72.8 134
Yellow 72 6051 yards 70.9 130
Red (W) 74 5415 yards 72.0 124
Scorecard for Torrance
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 74.9/131 424 509 587 345 205 552 320 191 404 3537 492 189 556 478 409 359 429 220 561 3693 7230
White M: 70.7/121 391 475 531 310 178 507 298 154 374 3218 458 166 527 437 387 337 401 184 527 3424 6642
Yellow M: 69.2/117 358 438 459 278 159 464 274 144 330 2904 427 141 501 399 365 312 364 153 485 3147 6051
Red W: 73.8/134 303 397 403 246 141 420 245 119 297 2571 400 118 471 364 333 281 334 119 424 2844 5415
Handicap 7 1 5 11 17 3 15 13 9 4 18 2 6 10 16 12 14 8
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 1 11 15 3 13 17 7 4 18 2 6 10 16 12 14 8

Course Details

Year Built 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.

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4.9
28
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5.0
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Previously Played

Stunning

Brilliant conditions, considering the amount of rain we’ve had!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course with excellent layout

Most enjoyable round. The course was in good condition & the pace of play good. We were a 3 ball & we were round in 3 hours 20 minutes.

We then retired to the clubhouse for a drink & some food & this was where the problems started. A pint was £6.35!! & there was no food available. This is 2.15 On a Sunday afternoon. Whilst the staff were very apologetic it was totally unacceptable.. there again with drink at that price I hate to think what they would charge for food. This was a pity as the cost of a round was good but the clubhouse a total rip off!!

Will we return? Maybe but we will definitely keep well clear of the clubhouse!

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

End of season golf

Squeezing the last drops out of the golfing season a change of course and a first time visit was booked at the Torrance course, we chose a windy day, if we had waited 24 hours we would have had a perfect day for golf but that is the unpredictable nature of golf in Scotland! The course is undulating and in the wind we experienced a yardage book was useful but at the high point of the course in to the breeze I needed a 3 iron rather than an 8 to find the green! The layout of the course is great with some stunning views if the monolithic hotel is ignored. A return visit in summer will be a delight I hope to return! I will however go to great lengths to avoid the deep bunkers - every bunker we were in was deep - both fairway and green side. Almost every ball in a bunker ended up within inches of the face. Stay out of these bunkers! That aside the greens had been hollow tined and sanded but still ran true and fast quite an achievement. The Fairways are generous the rough only comes in to play for really wayward shots, the fairways even at the end of October had plenty of run and this along with entertaining undulations on approaches to the greens added to the courses defences. This is a course that reminded me that it is well worthwhile getting away from playing your usual club course without needing to go away on an outing. I will be back!

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

Perfect Day

At a loose end for the day, we decided to try and book a round of golf in St Andrews I checked in with NowGolf and found the Fairmont Torrance course was available at a great time and price. Checked in at the pro shop where we found the staff to be very helpful and friendly, the check in went very smoothly and we were on our way to the first tee. We weren't disappointed we found the course to be in excellent condition fabulous fairways and although the greens had been lightly tined it took nothing away as they were still very true with very little change in pace. After enjoying a good round of golf with no hold ups or pressure from behind as the game went at a great pace we went into the club house for a drink and lunch, again not dissapoInted as the menu was perfect for a lunch time. The bar and waitresses were very helpful and friendly......all in all a perfect day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairmont - Torrance course

A real hidden gem in St Andrews and a great price if you book through teeofftimes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Torrance course

Great day on Torrance in windy conditions course was first class tough in wind but fair, greens were slick rough was penal in placesl but fairways generous if you were in rough then deserved the penalty.Great days golf and decent price in afternoon using tee times.

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

Torrance Course

Played the Torrance Course on a very blustery July day. Course in wonderful condition and a real test of links golf in the wind. Views stunning and a great round of golf. Staff very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good value golf experience in st andrews

Great course welcoming staff. Always in great condition. Good golf challenge. Good value for money in st. Andrews.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Brilliant facility

play here I must admit mostly over winter because of full greens and fairways. Always in fantastic condition. Put some courses to shame in peak season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lighting fast greens in January..

Loved every moment on this firm links! The greens were awesome lighting fast! Course is in great condition for this time of year! We’ll be back for sure! Different class

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition great

Played here many times but condition course was in marvellous condition for November. Greens were terrific. Makes a pleasant change from rain soaked and flooded west of Scotland courses!

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

Beautiful scenic golf cours

Great golf course while visiting St. Andrews. Used the golfboards which were a lot of fun. Some amazing holes which rival Pebble Beach in their beauty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

Course always has a bit of wind because it sits up on the hill very exposed. Today wasn't too bad although it seem like all the long par fours were into the wind. Not a lot of players on the course, so we moved around very easily. No one pushing and no holdups. Was told the Torrance had fewer blind shots than the Kittocks but maybe not quite as spectacular views.but still pretty good on a nice picturesque day. Excellent value for the money. Would recommend as a break if some of the other courses aren't available.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

A Good Round of Golf

This is one of my favourite courses. Although there are some long holes, the par threes are all relatively short.

Plenty of variety and accuracy off the tee is necessary.

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

Great course

Great course in great conditions and fantastic valve for money .will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for money

This was our first round of this trip. We didn't wait more than a few seconds to hit any shot. Good speed. Course with very little in way of blind shots which is good. Overall we booked it as price was right and we thought it would be a good Scottish links icebreaker. we were right we to both

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for money

We played after 2 days of heavy rain, the course was very wet underfoot but was to be expected, greens were fine however, bone dry almost, great value for money and NO MATS :-)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Superb day

Had a excellent day on the course. Course in great condition for the time of year, staff couldn't of been more helpful 5⭐️

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

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