We are pleased to report that Wifi Internet Access is now included in your package during a future stay at the Fairmont St.Andrews. Available in the public areas of the hotel and your guest bedroom. Just another reason to stay at the Fairmont St.Andrews with PerryGolf. For hotel details click here.
When the Open Championship is played at St.Andrews it is a very special occasion. From Doug Sanders missing a 3ft putt on the last to win the title in 1970, to Seve’s joy at holing the birdie putt on 18 to effectively clinch the 1984 title. The year 2000 saw a young Tiger Woods win by 8 shots and Jack’s farewell wave on the Swilken Bridge in 2005 still lives long in the memory.
Prestwick Golf Club is one of the most recognized names in the world of golf. A private members club founded in 1851 that become birthplace for the Open Championship when first played in 1860. Indeed this year marks the 150th anniversary of the first championship being played and a members dinner is planned with past Open Champions in attendance to mark the occasion. A recent round over this wonderful links venue reinforced my belief that the members and club staff equally provide one of the friendliest visitor experiences you will encounter on a visit to Scotland. The Clubhouse is delightfully traditional and full of character with great memorabilia for those with a keen interest in the history of golf.
Portmarnock Golf Club, is arguably the most distinguished club in the Republic of Ireland. A private members club that has a proud history and is built on the traditions of the game but at the same time is most welcoming to the visiting golfer. I recently played the links on a soft April day in short sleeves and enough of a breeze to really add to the challenge. A recent spell of dry weather has left the links firm for this time of year and downwind you need to allow for the ball rolling out. This is fine as the greens at Portmarnock are vast, but you do need to have a good feel for distance and hit the right sort of approach to get it close.