Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel has a very traditional feel. Rooms have a Scottish touch to the furnishings, in keeping with the character of the building.

This impressive traditional building offers an unbeatable location for golfers in St Andrews - overlooking both the 1st and 18th holes of the St Andrews Old course. Guests can choose from Classic rooms, Executive standard rooms or spacious Feature rooms and Suites with views of the 17th and 18th holes.

The Hotel restaurant, Rocca, has built a reputation for high quality food. There are two bars at the hotel, including the R bar which has large windows overlooking the Old course.

The Hotel also offers a golf concierge service to help with golfing arrangements.

Golf:

Rusacks is a couple of minutes walk to the 1st tee at the Old course and in an ideal location for playing all 6 St Andrews Links courses at the west side of the town, including the New and Jubilee courses.

St Andrews could occupy a full week of golf on its own with 10 golf courses in or close to the town and around 15 further courses within half an hour's drive of the town.

Airport driving times*

* For guidance only - all timings are traffic dependent.

Please note:

Being an older building, rooms at Rusacks vary in size and layout. Bathrooms also vary in size and layout – not all bathrooms have separate showers. While there is a lift at the hotel not all rooms can be accessed purely by the lift – some require a number of stairs. If you have any issues with stairs, or would prefer a particular room or bathroom layout, please mention your preferences with the hotel when booking.

There is very limited parking at, or around Rusacks, and guests with cars may have to pay for parking a little distance from the hotel.

Dining:

The main Rocca restaurant has a reputation for high quality food using local ingredients. The restaurant has views across the 18th and 1st holes of the Old course, but only a few tables are by the window. There is also an area that can be reserved for private dining for groups.

Within 15 minutes drive time
  • Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £30.00
    Holes:
    9
    Length:
    3040 yards
    Par/SSS:
    60 / 59
    Type:
    Links
  • Castle Course, St Andrews

    Coastal, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £120.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6759 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 74
    Type:
    Coastal
  • Duke's, St Andrews

    Heathland, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £100.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    7271 yards
    Par/SSS:
    72 / 75
    Type:
    Heathland
  • Eden Course, St Andrews

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £55.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6250 yards
    Par/SSS:
    70 / 71
    Type:
    Links
  • Jubilee Course, St Andrews

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £85.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6742 yards
    Par/SSS:
    72 / 73
    Type:
    Links
  • Kittocks, Fairmont St Andrews

    Coastal, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £105.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    7192 yards
    Par/SSS:
    72 / 73
    Type:
    Coastal
  • New Course, St Andrews

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £85.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6625 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 73
    Type:
    Links
  • Old Course, St Andrews

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £195.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6721 yards
    Par/SSS:
    72 / 73
    Type:
    Links
  • St Michaels

    Parkland, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    Leuchars
    Weekday green fee*:
    £29.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    5867 yards
    Par/SSS:
    70 / 68
    Type:
    Parkland
  • Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £35.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    5620 yards
    Par/SSS:
    69 / 66
    Type:
    Links
  • Torrance, Fairmont St Andrews

    Coastal, 18 holes

    Region:
    East
    Town:
    St Andrews
    Weekday green fee*:
    £105.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    7230 yards
    Par/SSS:
    72 / 73
    Type:
    Coastal