Fairmont St. Andrews - The Torrance Course

4.6889000000 4.7 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7230 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • The Torrance Course - Fairmont St Andrews Golf Courses, St Andrews Bay, St Andrews, KY16 8PN
  • +44 (0) 1334 837023
  • +44 (0) 1334 471115

Year built: 2001
Style: Links

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Metal and soft spikes are both allowed, though metal spikes are prohibited in the Clubhouse.
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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7230 yards 75.0 138
White 72 6642 yards 72.0 133
Yellow 72 6051 yards 70.0 126
Red (W) 74 5415 yards 72.0 124

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 19 reviews


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"Brilliant facility"


t833366124's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lighting fast greens in January.."


u285152369's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course condition great"


t539814943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u133955803's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful scenic golf cours"


u187458925's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u000004933203's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Good Round of Golf"


t1587139641's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


pauloliver1988's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value for money"


u242039892's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value for money"


einnif's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 :-)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Superb day"


uKPXZ4331KP's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"St Andrews Fairmont"


Stephenandruth007's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just an unbelievable days golf fir £25.00. Staff were fantastic. Course first class, weather in December like August. 61 and no wind. Perfect winter golf , course empty. One downside, very little available at clubhouse. Had to go to St Andrews fir lunch and cup of T. Top hotel could do better to support wonderful golf facility. RDC


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Torrance course"


allanmo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and staff made the day very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a challenge on a well manicured course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great condition for late Oct"


Johnhenderson5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course was in excellent condition for late October. Greens were superb running true. Fairways were as good as you would play in the high season. Tees too were in great condition. Clubhouse and pro shop staff were friendly and helpful. Drinks were a bit pricey. However overall a great experience. Looking forward to returning soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth it"


Nabuk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course that will get better in time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Jeniec Golf Tour"


u748764569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lovely sunny Autumnal day, which certainly helps - especially with the fantastic location with sea views and grand old St Andrews in near proximity.

The three of us loved it and will certainly come back to play the other (Kittocks) course ASAP.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A nice walk"


u914025807's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was really enjoyable and appreciate the continuous good service in the pro shop by John and the team. Also nice to be greeted upon arrival. Course was in good shape, green excellent, and played fairly. Would come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fairmont"


u000006001608's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value, very good course in excellent condition very well presented and a joy to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"When can we go again?"


wilk13d's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fantastic experience. The Fairmount Torrance course is a fantastic links course. The course was in great condition and the staff are very welcoming. We seemed to have the course to ourselves so took the time to enjoy the surroundings and great views. After using Teeofftime to book a round for 3 people and making a great saving we discovered that the Fairmount course also have golfboards available (look up golfboards). So from money saved we decided to book a golfboard each. Best decision we made. Perfect for adding extra fun to your golfing experience. We manage to take our time on them and still play the front 9 in 1hr. We have never had so much fun on the golf course. I will definitely be playing the Torrance again. Definitely worth a visit. Thanks Fairmount.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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