New Hotel Going Up Beside 18th Hole At Old Course In St. Andrews

August 22, 2015

If you watched the 2015 British Open, you noticed some fans had the best seats in the house at the balconies and hotel rooftops adjacent to the 18th hole at the Old Course.

When the Open returns, there will be more room.

According to the BBC report, an extension to the 128-year-old Rusacks Hotel has been approved. The hotel, which sits directly to the right of the 18th fairway, will receive a six-story addition that includes a rooftop bar, restaurant, terrace and glass-windowed suites.

“We’ve owned the Macdonald Rusacks since 2001 and are especially conscious of being custodians of one of golf’s most famous locations so will be developing the site with the utmost sensitivity,” Gordon Fraser, Macdonald Hotels deputy chairman, said.

Construction is set to begin in 2016.

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