The five-star Fairmont St Andrews resort has cemented its position as a leading golf destination by being voted the International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ (IAGTO) European Golf Resort of the Year 2012.
award is one of the most prestigious available to golf resorts, having
recognised the quality of its facilities and service and been voted for
by IAGTO’s 400 plus specialist golf tour operators in 58 different
is the latest in a long line of accolades for the luxurious Scottish
resort and comes hot on the heels of Fairmont St Andrews being named
Golf Tourism Scotland’s Resort Hotel of the Year for the third time in
And it was a double celebration for the region, as Fife won the European Golf Destination of the Year category.
St Andrews’ general manager, Garrett Turta, who accepted the award on
behalf of the resort, said: “We’re very proud of all the accolades
Fairmont St Andrews has amassed, but this really is one of the resort’s
“To have been voted the best in
Europe by industry experts is quite a coup and a testament to the
investment the owners have put in and the hard work and high standards
of all our staff.”
Former Ryder Cup captain Sam
Torrance designed one of Fairmont St Andrews’ championship courses and
had recorded a special video message at the resort which was played at
the awards ceremony.
He said: “Congratulations to the
Fairmont St Andrews for winning European Golf Resort of the Year. The
facilities here are superb; I love coming to stay at the resort for
golf, leisure, fun, a wee dram, anything you like, it’s all available
here. I’ve been involved with the Fairmont St Andrews for 10 years, and
I’m delighted with the way the resort and courses have matured.”
recent years Fairmont St Andrews has benefited from a £17m investment
which included extensive improvements throughout both The Torrance and
The Kittocks courses, refurbishment of the entire hotel and an extension
to the leisure facilities to create a luxurious spa and fitness
Since then the resort has hosted numerous
prestigious events including final qualifying for the 2010 Open
Championship, as well as being the venue for the last three Scottish
During its 10-year history Fairmont St
Andrews has accumulated a host of accolades for hospitality, golf, spa
and cuisine, as well as welcoming some of the world’s most powerful
individuals as the venue for a G20 summit and Northern Ireland peace
talks, while Prince William was a regular visitor and member of the spa
and gym while studying at university.
For more information or to book a stay, call 01334 837000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fairmont.com/standrews.