The Rusacks St Andrews occupies an iconic 1800s building and the hotel is well known for it’s golfing history.

The property overlooks the picturesque town of St Andrews and it is just a stone’s throw from Old Tom Morris’s famous Old Course Links.

Rooms: One Hundred & Twenty, including Thirteen suites

Location: St Andrews, Scotland

local experiences

St. Andrews is a seaside town northeast of Edinburgh, on Scotland’s east coast. It’s known for its many golf courses, including the Old Course, with the landmark Swilcan Bridge at the 18th hole. The British Golf Museum chronicles the history of U.K. golf. On a headland nearby are the ruins of St. Andrews Castle, with its medieval bottle dungeon. Close to the castle is the University of St. Andrews, founded in 1413.



Divine dining

18, on the top floor, is the showstopper here: a panoramic parlour for eating, drinking and savouring the very best view in St Andrews. One time MasterChef victor, Le Gavroche alumni and Roux scholar, Derek Johnstone, has crafted a locally leaning menu befitting of the handsomely styled surroundings – straight-outta-the-harbour lobster, Peterhead lemon sole, wood-fired leeks with Lanark goat’s cheese, aged Aberdeen Angus steak – all cooked with requisite flair on a robata grill in the open-fronted kitchen. 

Back on the ground floor, you’ll find the Bridge, a white-walled, light-filled brasserie with lashings of Southern charm: cane chairs, marble table tops, brass fixtures, cabana-striped banquettes… Here Johnstone’s team serve more relaxed but no less brilliant fare, from indulgent pancakes and grilled kippers at breakfast through to haggis pizza, artichoke risotto and a sublime pork escalope with raisins and capers. All good enough to distract any hungry golfers just beyond the double-height bay windows

Sip & Savour

A bar? Pfff. Here there’s an entire actual proper pub in the basement. One Under (see what they did there?) has all the cosy booths, loungeable leather armchairs and wooden bar stools required for comfort, there’s classic pub-food favourites to keep you sated, and the wealth of locally brewed and distilled delights will keep you well watered. Check the schedules for live music, too. 

Oh, and above the bar, etched elegantly into glass, is a cryptic abbreviation – we won’t ruin the mystery but if we tell you the last letter stands for ‘drink’ it might spark some puzzle-solving. 

Taking things up a level, quite literally, is 18: the aforementioned top-floor dining destination. It sports a bonny wood-panelled bar which you can pull a stool up at, or repair to a cosy sofa. The prime position for sundowners, though, is out on its golf-course-and-beach surveying terrace where there’s also a mini putting green and a warming fire pit because, well, this is Scotland. 


Golf: Several signature golf courses located close to the hotel:

– Old Course

– St Andrews Links

– Kingsbarns Golf Links

– Dumbarnie Links 

– Crail Golf Club


Golf packages can be arranged in advance, contact us today for further information.

Room & Suites

rusacks double, king or twin

At the front of the hotel so no golf course views

One Double bed or King size bed with en suite bathroom with waterfall shower and Floris bath products 

You will have a Full minibar available (chargeable) and| Tea- and coffee-making facilities.

rusacks double double

Located in the original hotel building, offering Two side-by-side double beds. Offering an en suite bathroom with waterfall shower and Floris bath products

The room will offer bespoke furniture, Full minibar (chargeable) and Tea- and coffee-making facilities.


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