The Torrance Course, designed by the late Gene Sarazen and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, is a dramatic cliff top setting overlooking lovely St Andrews Bay that sweeps its way around the hotel and down to the coastal edge. The natural contours of the land are combined with a unique blend of Rye grass and innovative green-keeping skills. The Torrance re-opened in July 2009 following an extensive refurbishment.
You'll find classic Scottish bunkers throughout, offering a formidable test of your golfing skill, and the greens are pretty tricky with their run off areas, false fronts and hollows. The deceptive back nine creates uncertainty for the golfer with holes such as the tricky par 3, 15th with the green surrounded by a protective dry stone wall and steep sloping edges leading to deep, sunken bunkers. The par 4, signature 17th is an out of bounds running parallel with the coastal trail down the entire right hand side of the hole.
- Year of Opening - 2011
- Designer - Gene Sarazen & Sam Torrance
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 7230 Yards