For every person who dreams of teeing off in St Andrews, there’s another rolling their eyes at the hype. Well, the hype is real. As our party moved between historic pubs and sacred links courses, we felt humbled in the presence of golfing greatness.
Rusacks St Andrews
The moment you walk into the lobby and lock eyes with Old Tom Morris’ portrait you know you’re in the right place. Rusacks St Andrews blew MANORS and our guests away with a five star luxury experience of such effortless grace we had to pick our jaws off their rich wooden floors. With two beautiful restaurants overlooking the 18th hole of The Old Course, delightful staff, and bedrooms perfectly matched to the town’s understated grandeur, there was no better place to host the launch of the Frontier Collection.
Crail costs £160 a year to be a member (under 30), Kingsbarns is £350 per round. Crail has been there over 250 years, Kingsbarns less than 25. Crail is just under 6,000 yards, Kingsbarns is over 7,000. Together, these two courses provided a perfect variety of true Scottish links golf. A place to explore where golf came from and where it’s headed next.
Notable highlights included a 61 (1 off the course record) from pro golfer Mac Boucher, a personal best for actor Jiseouk Kim, and an absolute battering for most of our guests at the wonderful Kingsbarns.
Golfers arrived from LA, Seoul, San Diego, New York, Austin, Brussels, Paris, Melbourne, Glasgow, Salt Lake City and London to this small, quaint University town an hour and a half from Edinburgh. 24 hours later this eclectic group of actors, musicians, professional gamers and more took a four hour walk in the pouring rain, grinning ear to ear. Why else, but to play the game they love.