Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews, Fife
Four-Star Hotel. Town Location
Of all the hotels in St. Andrews, Rusacks commands the best location and literally overlooks the 1st and 18th holes of St Andrews Old Course. Where else can you imagine relaxing over breakfast, lunch or dinner and watching play on the opening and closing holes of the Old Course. There are a choice of recently refurbished rooms, ranging from standard rooms through rooms with partial Old Course views to superb rooms overlooking the 18th fairway and green, although these do vary considerably in price. There is a choice of dining options and guests can either dine in the award-winning Rocca Restaurant or relax over a drink and casual meal in the One Under pub and restaurant. Located just 2 minutes’ walk from the heart of town, Rusacks is within easy reach of any number of excellent pubs and restaurants, starting with the Dunvegan Hotel.
Scotland - Perth & St Andrews
Great golf is only part of the story when considering what makes the perfect golf trip. Thankfully the other essential components are all found in abundance in Scotland, not least in the sights to see department. Whether scheduling a day off from golf or filling an afternoon after your morning round, there are many options regardless of which region you are visiting. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in the St Andrews and Perthshire area.
As part of a golf trip to this region, it is likely that you will stay in or close to St Andrews. It’s also likely that you will be too busy playing golf to include much sightseeing but there are always options. Recommendations in St Andrews include the British Golf Museum, St Andrews Castle (pictured above), St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Botanic Gardens. Venturing further afield, the likes of Kingsbarns Distillery, Inchcolm Abbey and Aberdour Castle are also worth a visit.
Also within range from St Andrews are the many attractions in Perthshire and Stirling. Like the Highlands, Perthshire boasts its fair share of distilleries with two excellent options being the Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery in Crieff (pictured above) and Blair Atholl Distillery in Pitlochry, one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Other locations of interest in Perthshire include Blair Castle, Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff, Scone Palace in Perth and Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for a time.
Connecting Perthshire with Greater Glasgow, Stirling offers many attractions, particularly from an historical perspective. The Bannockburn Heritage Centre and impressive Stirling Castle (pictured above) are both must-sees in Stirling, while the National Wallace Monument, through a variety of exhibits and displays tells the story of the legendary William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland.