The former CEO of The R&A becomes the Managing Director of St. Andrews’ Old Course Hotel

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has a new Managing Director.

The former Chief Executive of The R&A, Peter Dawson, will take on the role ahead of St Andrews hosting the 150th Open Championship this summer.

Peter Dawson CBE
Peter Dawson CBE

Dawson served as secretary and CEO for 16 years at The R&A before retiring from that position in 2015. He was a member of the Old Course Hotel board of directors since 2004 when the Kohler Company purchased it from its previous owners.

The historic Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has undergone an extensive multi-million pound renovation over the past year.

The new penthouse suite offers guests spectacular views of St Andrews Bay and is only accessible by elevator; meanwhile guest rooms have gone through a complete makeover with stylish modern decor that will ensure you’re well looked after while staying at this luxury property.

The stunning Swilcan Loft restaurant opened its doors in early autumn 2021 as part of these renovations – it’s located on level four (or “the loft”) where foodies can enjoy dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients.

If it’s time, then head for a lazy lunch break at the resort’s sixth bar and restaurant. The 74-cover joint is located on the fourth floor in the of East End of the hotel, run by Old Course Hotel executive chef Martin Hollis who oversees all that come through his doors – locals or visitors alike!

The hotel now boasts 175 rooms, with the introduction of a third floor in the ‘Champions Wing’ and the addition of 31 new rooms, overlooking the Old Course.

Old Course Hotel Resort and Spa, St. Andrews -
Old Course Hotel Resort and Spa, St. Andrews

The Old Course at St Andrews itself is more than just one of the top golf courses in Scotland, it offers beautiful views and an old-world charm that cannot be found anywhere else. Also being ‘The Home of Golf’ gives it international recognition with golfers travelling from all over the world to get a chance to played on the hallowed turf.

St. Andrews Links (Old Course) -
St. Andrews Links (Old Course)

Step back through time as you explore through antique castles from days long ago on your walk down cobblestone streets lined with stately homes perfect for picture taking or shopping locally among dozens of boutique shops, restaurants and pubs!

A golf package with incorporating the Old Course Hotel along with a guaranteed tee time on St. Andrews Links (Old Course) plus a few other courses is truly a five star experience that all golfers across the globe desire. It comes with the five star price tag, but all that enjoy this bucket list experience live with the memories for a lifetime.

If you would like to visit St. Andrews for a golf trip with a group of friends, contact us on email [email protected] or call us on +44 28 7032 6707.