A view from The Kittocks Course at Fairmont St. Andrews
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4.8
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4.5
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4.7
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4.6
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4.9
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7192 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.8

The Kitttocks is a long challenging course requiring nerves of steel with many holes running alongside the coastline.
Previously named Devlin Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bruce Devlin (2002) Denis Griffiths (2002) Gary Stephenson (2008) Gene Sarazen (2002)

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

4.7
54 Reviews (54)
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Reviews 210
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4.0
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Walked

A pleasant surprise

I'd always had the impression that the Fairmont St. Andrews courses were corporate, thoroughly American-style affairs. I found the Kittocks, at least, to be something more of a hybrid between that American resort style and something more Scottish.

Bruce Devlin's design is largely low-profile and uncluttered, reminding me of his work at Secession Golf Club in South Carolina. The Kittocks has several holes on and overlooking some impressive cliffs, as well as medium-range views of the town of St. Andrews to the north. The turf is firm in the Scottish tradition, though a little softer than area links. Still, the design takes this and the wind into account, making for a fun round.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day of Golf

The friendly and helpful reception was then surpassed by the stunning course in great weather. All in all a wonderful day out. I'm trying to think of a way to move closer than my current Glasgow home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track on a great piece of property over looking the ocean spectacular

Great course in every way and real pleasure to play. My observation is that it is not a Scottish golf course but rather a typical hi end North American course. It was obviously built for and by Americans. That said it was a fabulous day, a real treat! Jim B

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Great Course - A Pleasure to Play

Even playing from the Red tees it is a long course (6000 yds from reds) and wind in your face on some long holes makes it very challenging. But the scenery is incredible and the course is very well maintained. Why anyone would bother queueing to play the more famous St. Andrews courses when these two courses (Kittocks and Torrance) are only 2 miles away, more beautiful, and half the price or less is amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome day. Loved everything about the course and set up brilliant day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kittock course, St Andrews

Our group has played 11 rounds straight during the past two weeks at many historic courses in Scotland including Prestwick, Troon, Turnberry (both courses), Old Course at St Andrews, Dundonald, Kingsbarns, Jubilee....
lots of great golf...but expensive for sure. Yesterday was to be a day off but it was sunny so we looked at Golf Now to see if we could find a hot deal...and we did! We played Kittock for 37 pounds and had a great time. Not quite like playing the big name courses but about $300 less - definitely a great value. Kittock has several holes along the ocean and a challenging layout. We are thinking about playing it one more time.

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

Kittocks did not disappoint

Played Fairmont Kittocks today.. What a great course! Views over St Andrews were stunning, course conditions were great, staff were friendly & helpful, coffee was good too. We’ll be back - hopefully on a less windy day!

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

Good golf.

Only bacon rolls available and catering staff not so helpful considering st.andrews is reknowned.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

UN-BEEEEE-LIEVABLE!!

Before I start, what tells you how great this place is, is that I probably played my worst scoring round of the year, lost about 6 balls....... AND STILL LOVED IT!!!

Check-in...... Great welcome as soon as we got out of the car, and were given a "whats-what and where" of the facility.

Staff and facilities...... professional, friendly staff, immaculately clean facilities and well appointed.

Course...... unbelievable condition. Beautiful layout, immaculate tees, fairways and greens. Greens run true but wow...... soooo fast! Fun to play but frustrating as missed a few pars I should have had (my fault!).
Beautiful, beautiful course.

Overall...... I'd go back any day of the week. An absolute joy to play.

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

Last game of 2018,,,

Although I had played the Kittochs before and knew what it was all about. My daughter played it for the first time,, we had a really enjoyable day. I always find that the crosswind makes the back 9 a real challenge, 1st,2nd,5th,6th,9th, 14th,15th,16th,and 18th real pleasing on the eye s tremendous golf holes.... I struggled, but my daughter shot a respectable 84 on a tough day...yes we’ll be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Kittocks

The wife and I played this course on the 17th.the fairways were like Carrpets.the greens were true and receptive to a high ball.can not praise this track enough or the staff the whole experience is worth every second of your time whilst there.if up this area give it a whirl like us you will fall in love with it.it is a tough course but very rewarding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Tornado alley

Always a pleasure to play the fairmont courses when visiting Scotland, but it was so windy the ball was being blown off the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course let down by greens

Great layout but greens cores and sanded made for very bumpy surface. sister course the Torrance was clear but this was not offered as an alternative so found out about the greens on the course. Hired power caddy failed on the 11th and waited 20 mins for replacement. Not close to being worth the £95 per round full price. Even at the TOT £38 you should expect better.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall Great experience

Having played this course several times since it opened I would say that the new owners have done an excellent job it's in the best condition i have ever seen!!!! already a good layout with the new care and attention that it now has it really is a most play in the home of Golf. Specially the view from the 15th hill most truly be one of the best in golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 98
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A fun track

Have to admit, anytime you have to drive past the Old Course to play golf somewhere else, you're always going to feel disappointed.

But this place was sneaky good. For starters, it was in great shape despite that dry conditions in Scotland all summer. The pace of pay was great and the holes were strong. It was a bit of a difficult walk for Americans that don't often walk - long walks between holes and from the 18th green to the clubhouse. But that's nitpicking.

A day in St. Andrews with great weather can never be a bad thing.

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

Fantastic layout and scenery overlooking the Auld Toon

Can't say enough about this course One of my all time favourites. May not have the history of the nearby more famous links but at under £40 on a glorious June day fantastic value for money. Great greens Plays like a links course even tho on cliff face.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

kittocks

played before, straightforward course ,no wind , had rained which took the sting out of it greens good,£45 bargain

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once 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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great variation of holes

Great fun on an interesting course
Our only moan would be the carry required from the ladies 12th tee.
Out of keeping with the rest of the course
Great range of par threes
Well worth the £41 through golf now

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