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Majestic golf in the Kingdom of Fife

12.21am 18th May 2009 - Travel

The iconic Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has introduced a “Majestic Golf Experience” that offers an exhilarating golfing extravaganza fit for a king over The Duke’s Course and two outstanding links courses set in the Kingdom of Fife – and all at a pauper’s price of just £600.

“Majestic Golf” combines 18 holes over the Hotel’s very own championship course and heathland masterpiece, The Duke’s, the recently-opened Castle Course and the imperial Kingsbarns alongside luxury accommodation in the heart of the home of golf.

The Duke’s, designed by five-time Open champion Peter Thomson, has benefited from the sweeping renovations carried out by Pete Dye protà©gà©, Tim Liddy, in 2006 and is now on many golfers must-play list following the inclusion of the course in Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the UK at the close of 2008. Gone are the pot bunkers and in are the rough-edged, spacious bunkers reminiscent of the romantic bygone years of heathland golf whilst the views over St Andrews and the Highlands beyond remain as spectacular as ever.

The Castle Course, the seventh course in the St Andrew Links and the first to be built in St Andrews for close to 100 years, was designed by David McLay Kidd who created Bandon Dunes on the West Coast of America. Since its opening in June 2008, the Course has met with great acclaim with its wide fairways and expansive greens compensating for the exposed nature of the cliff-top location.

Meanwhile Kingsbarns, just south of St Andrews on the East coast, offers breathtaking panoramas as the course hugs the rugged coastline of the North Sea. Designed by American architect Kyle Philips and opened in mid-2000, Kingsbarns’ association with the game of golf dates back to 1793 when a golf course was first built there on the sandy soils of East Fife.

Whilst enjoying this regal golfing trail, the Old Course Hotel, located on the 17th fairway of the world’s most famous golf links, offers numerous facilities to complete this five-star golfing package: gastronomic dining in the Road Hole Fine Dining Restaurant overlooking the infamous Road Hole of the Old Course, relaxing treatments in the world-class Kohler Waters Spa and the chance to visit the historic town of St Andrews, famous for its university, as well as the cafà©s, antique shops and galleries that line the cobbled and ancient streets.

The Majestic Golf Experience includes:
• Two nights’ luxury accommodation in an Eden parkland facing bedroom including a hearty, Scottish breakfast
• A round of golf on The Duke’s
• A round of golf on Kingsbarns
• A round of golf of the Castle Course

The Majestic Golf Experience, which starts at £600 per person and is on offer until December 2009, comes with the option of upgrading to a Suite or Old Course-facing room at the point of booking.

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa

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