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Last chance to snap up luxury flats overlooking the Home of Golf

4.00pm 23rd June 2022 - Property

Golf fans looking to bag one of the best views in the game are being targeted as likely customers for one the last two remaining properties available to buy at Hamilton Grand, which overlooks the opening and closing holes of the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland.

Possessing a rich history, and renowned for its unparalleled views of the Old Course, the Royal & Ancient Golf Clubhouse and West Sands beach, Hamilton Grand was first built as a hotel over a century ago in 1895 by Thomas Hamilton. 

It was the first hotel in Scotland to boast hot and cold running water in each bedroom, and the first with a lift. During the Second World War, the hotel was used as the training headquarters for the RAF and later bought by the University of St Andrews and inhabited as a hall of residence for 56 years.

In its more recent incarnation, the iconic Victorian red sandstone building was purchased by one of Kohler Co. in 2009, which is best known for its plumbing products, and converted into 27 luxury flats. Only two of the 27 properties remain unsold, priced at £4.1m (Apartment 24) and £2.829m (Apartment 26) respectively. 

The living room of apartment 26 at Hamilton Grand

The former is an 2-bed apartment with a white box finish, and a dedicated sitting area, situated in the building’s iconic turret. The latter is a 2-bed show apartment boasting impeccable contemporary interior design with Scottish accents, with an entrance that extends into an open-plan living-kitchen-dining area with fireplace, as well as a Juliet balcony. 

Jamie Macnab, Head of Edinburgh Country Houses at Savills, said: “These apartments, overlooking the 18th green of the prestigious Old Course in St Andrews, represent the very last opportunity to buy one of the best addresses for golf lovers world-wide. Hamilton Grand has attracted buyers from all over the world, and these apartments truly stand on top of the prime property market in the Scotland. 

“The town will host the 150th Open Championship in July this year, and there has been renewed interest in recent months from those buying with that in mind. The views, over the 18th green of the Old Course, the Royal and Ancient Golf Clubhouse and the West Sands Beach and out to sea, are truly beyond comparison.”

A view of the Old Course from Hamilton Grand’s roof terrace

Residents of Hamilton Grand have access to 24-hour butler service and valet parking, as well as use of a private residents’ lounge with original sweeping staircase on the ground floor and a communal roof terrace with stunning views across the Old Course and the Fife coastline. Additional perks include spa access for two at the town’s Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, which is also owned by Kohler. 

All properties are available on a freehold basis, with a rental management programme offered. The residences are managed by the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, which features Kohler Waters Spa and Fitness Centre, including a 20-metre swimming pool and rooftop hot tub, and priority dining at the hotel as well as valet parking, private chefs and full housekeeping services. 

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