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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews

Pilmour Links, St Andrews, Fife, KY169JQ, UK


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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers
    Walk-in Showers
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews is a luxurious hotel within a sand wedge pitch of the 18th hole of the famous Old Course.

Nicola RobertsonAttractions Supervisor
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers
    Walk-in Showers
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 70

Parking Spaces: 23

Steps into Hotel: 5

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews has been stylishly remodelled on a golfing theme, offering luxurious surroundings occupied by some of the great names in the game's history. Due to the location of the Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews its can boast magnificent views out to sea which take in St Andrews' West Sands, immortalised in the Oscar-winning movie Chariots of Fire.

Overlooking the Old Course and the historic town of St Andrews, the Macdonald Rusack's 70 en suite bedrooms transport guests into total escapism. Providing elegance, comfort and an ambience of sporting history, rooms are themed around the greats of many golfing eras.

This 4 star hotel in St. Andrews offers guests the chance to dine in the award-winning Rocca Bar & Grill. The restaurant serves fine food and drink against a backdrop of the world's oldest golf course. Also available is the One Under gastro pub which serves a great selection of meals – as well as the hotels very own chic champagne and whisky bar, R Bar at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends.

The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is unquestionably Scotland's greatest golf hotel; they even have a dedicated Golf Concierge so you won't miss a thing.

The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Trouser Press
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Family Room for 3
tick Walk In Showers

When staying at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel guests have a lovely selection of room types to choose from. Stay in the comfortable Classic Rooms with period features, the Executive Rooms designed with a few extras or the magnificent Feature Rooms with unrivalled views of the 18th hole. Suites and Junior Suites offer even higher levels of luxury and privacy - plus glorious views of the 18th hole and St Andrews' famous West Sands.

Settle into your extra-comfortable bed after a day on the golf course or enjoying Fife's many attractions. Pick up some extra tips watching sport on the flat-screen TV. Classic Rooms take their inspiration from the home of golf. Stay in the Nick Faldo or Alan Robertson rooms where their golfing magic is sure to rub off on you.

The refurbished Executive Rooms are a superb choice for those travelling on business or leisure. Admire the magnificent fairway views over the 17th hole of the Old Course. A generous work area and wireless Internet access are added attractions. Macdonald Rusacks Hotel's full en-suite facilities and luxurious soft furnishings help to soothe away any tension after a hard day at work. Stay in the Bing Crosby or Sam Snead room for that extra hint of American-inspired golfing glamour.

Commanding views of the Old Course make a Feature Room at Macdonald Rusacks that extra bit special. Relax in idyllic Scottish surroundings with a panoramic view of the most photographed green in golf. Luxurious furnishings have been complemented by the addition of the latest in technology and en-suite facilities. Book into golfing heaven in the room named after Hell's Bunker or delight in the legendary Arnold Palmer room.

Stretch out in a suite with a luxurious double bed and a lounge equipped for entertaining. Pull back the curtains and take in a view, which encompasses both the Old Course and West Sands beach, immortalised in the Oscar-awarded Chariots of Fire. Suites in Macdonald Rusacks Hotel are as prized as a hole in one and embody the tradition and greatness of this golf-themed hotel. Book into the Tom Morris Junior for a suite that is as lavish as it is steeped in heritage.

Sleeps up to 2 Adults and Children
Senior Suites at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offer unrivalled space and fabulous furnishings with the most breathtaking views in golf. The Old Course's 18th Hole unfolds below you, West Sands beach stretches out like sun-splashed silver. Reward yourself by reserving the Tom Morris Senior Suite and treat your colleagues and friends to a champagne reception or a party par excellence. Make your stay a dream come true and wake up where the greats of golf have turned sporting hopes into reality.

Rooms to accommodate Families are available on request only at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel. Please call 0845 1306 241 to book. Classic Britain's children’s rates do not apply for Family bookings at the Rusacks Hotel. Children’s Rates are:
0 - 4 year: Free of Charge pays for meals as taken.
5 - 12 years: £15 per child per night Bed & Breakfast. (All other meals are paid for as taken)

Bar & Restaurant

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Always innovating, Macdonald Rusacks Hotel joined with award-winning restaurateur Adrian Pieraccini to create a new restaurant and bar concept within Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews. They received three AA Rosettes for their efforts. Rocca Bar & Grill has superlative panoramic views over the 18th hole towards West Sands beach.

The Rocca Restaurant is also home of the 2014 Professional Masterchef Winner , sous chef - Jamie Scott

Rocca Bar & Grill is a sleek, comfortable Italian restaurant in the classic grill style offering an a la carte menu which offers the best Scottish and local produce in a sublime marriage of robust and romantic. A simple meat and fish grill menu is sure to satisfy.

Located within the Rocca Bar & Grill is the Louis Roedeuer champagne bar where you can enjoy every sip of Champagne with breathtaking views.

Sample Menu at the Rocca Restaurant

Sample Tasting menu at the Rocca Restaurant

· Closed Sunday and Monday during January
· Apr-Oct 6.30pm-9.30pm
· Nov-Mar 6.30pm-9.00 pm (closed Sun evening)

The One Under Gastro Pub at Macdonalds Rusacks Hotel is a welcoming 19th hole within putting distance of the world famous Old Course. St Andrews first gastro pub, The One Under is passionate about delivering quality. Using the finest, freshest locally sourced produce the menu offers delicious, satisfying food at good value. Enough space to show the best sporting fixtures, with golf as a must, as it nestles next to the 18th green and offers superb locker room facilities on site.
Food served

Sample Menu at The One Under Gastro Pub
· Apr-Oct 12 noon - 10pm
· Nov-Mar 12noon - 2.30pm & 6.00pm - 9.00pm (Mon-Fri)
· Nov-Mar 12noon - 9.00pm (Sat-Sun)

The R Bar is an elegant and sophisticated champagne and whisky bar. Ideal for a relaxing drink and light lunch after shopping, a traditional afternoon tea and pre and après dinner drinks. Or just unwind and relax with friends.

Sample Menu at The R Bar

· From 10am
· Food served from 10.00am-6.00pm

Non inclusive Breakfast Rates: 
Continental - £14.95pp
Full Breakfast - £21.50pp

Location & Directions


Directions from Edinburgh
Take the A90 over the Forth Road Bridge on to the M90. At junction 8 take the A91 towards St Andrews. Follow the A91 to St Andrews. At St Andrews at the 1st roundabout take the 2nd exit for the town centre. At the next roundabout continue onto North Street(A917) and take 1st left onto Golf Place and then 1st left again onto the Links. The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel will be located on your left.

Directions from Glasgow
From Glasgow take the M8 towards Edinburgh. At Junction 2 turn onto M9 and follow signs for the Forth Road Bridge. Follow the directions from the Forth Road Bridge.

· Nearest Train Station - 6 miles from Leuchars Station
· Nearest Aiport - 14.6 miles from Dundee Airport

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Notice 30/11/17: Please note that we have been informed that Rocca Restaurant at Macdonald Rusacks will be closed from 22nd to 30th January 2018 inclusive. All of the DBB packages for Rusacks include a 3-course meal in One Under or a £25 allowance for Rocca, therefore during these dates only the 3-course meal in One Under is available.

(Unless otherwise stated) Dinner at Macdonald Rusacks is based on a 3 course menu served in One Under. Alternatively, a £25 allowance can be used towards dinner in Rocca subject to availability. Please book early to avoid disappointment.


Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Quad Biking
tick Clay Pigeon Shooting
tick Cycling
tick Shooting
tick Golf in Local Area
tick 4x4 Off-Road Driving

Originally opened in 1887, make Macdonald Rusacks Hotel your home in the 'Home of Golf'. Enjoying a unique place in the history of the 600 year-old game, St Andrews world famous Links includes seven outstanding courses. The Golf Concierge is available at the Rusacks Hotel to assist guests with queries including the organisation of your golfing itinerary as well as your day on the course. In addition to the Old Course (with its legendary 'Hell', 'Strath' and 'Road' bunkers), this service gives you access to local courses including Kingsbarns Golf Links, the Jubilee Course, and the Castle Course.


Things to see and do:

Group outdoor avtivities

Guided walks and tours of St Andrews

Bicycle Hire

St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Castle ruins and visitor centre

St Andrews Cathedral ruins

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