As a result of securing guaranteed golf on the Old Course, the St Andrews Golfing Society has created a Limited Luxury Membership package comprising membership to the Society with tee-off times on the Old Course and the New Course in St Andrews, tee-off times at Kingsbarns, three nights accommodation in the five star Old Course Hotel and airport transfers.
Over 100 full and part time jobs will be created at the £8 million Gateway business and leisure development as a result of the investment from operating company, St Andrews International Limited. The complex will have three integral parts – the exclusive St Andrews Golfing Society private members club, the University of St Andrews Museum and Information centre and The Gateway Conference Venue. St Andrews Golfing Society and The Gateway Conference Venue open in May 2000, The University of St Andrews Museum and Information Centre opens in July 2000.
Geoff Lang, Chief Executive of St Andrews International Limited explained: “St Andrews already attracts over one million visitors annually and over two thirds of them come to play golf. All serious golfers long to play on the Old Course and by creating our new Limited Luxury Membership package, golfers throughout the world can fulfil their dream with an entirely five star golfing experience.
“By creating a business and conference centre within a complex which has five star leisure facilities and access to the world famous courses in Scotland, members will be able to combine business and pleasure in the same visit providing the sense of belonging which they have previously been unable to experience.”
St Andrews Golfing Society, which has already attracted international and local membership, will open in May 2000. Even the basic Individual and Corporate memberships of the Society will provide access to tee-off reservation times on some of the finest courses in Scotland, including Kingsbarns which, opening in July 2000, is already recognised as one of the greatest links courses to be created this century. Also included in the Society’s membership will be both Individual and Corporate hospitality at this years Millennium Open within the development.
The University of St Andrews Museum will chart the progress of the University through the centuries and will feature priceless artefacts, including the University’s original maces dating back to the 15th century. This aspect of the development will be open to the visiting public in July 2000.
The University of St Andrews Information Centre will provide up-to-date details on current leading edge research and activities, and will offer a welcome to visitors, alumni and new students.
The Gateway Conference Venue and business centre will cater for the increase in international business visitors and will provide facilities for up to 300 delegates, or host exclusive private functions. Delegates will also benefit from the magnificent Museum exhibition area which can be used for private receptions.