The Hamilton Grand St Andrews



The Hamilton Grand offers the ultimate in luxury living in St. Andrews

Written by Sheila Szatkowski

Now you can have your very own home at the Hamilton Grand and be part of its historic and timeless heritage.

The Hamilton Grand St AndrewsIn 1895 Tchaikovsky's famous ballet "Swan Lake" premiered in St Petersburg, Sherlock Holmes made his first public appearance and Horace Rawlins shot a 173 at Newport, Rhode Island to win the First US Golf Open.

IN the same year a few privileged guests at the newly opened Grand Hotel in St. Andrews watched golfing history in the making from their private balconies as they witnessed 24-year old JH Taylor become the first English golfer to win the Open Championship on the Old Course. JH Taylor would be the first of many Open Championship winners to enjoy the sumptuous elegance of The Grand hotel.

Early Golf at St Andrews Old CourseThe Hamilton Grand Celebrities such as Mary Astor, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Rita Hayworth all made The Grand Hotel their home from home in St. Andrews as did Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) and an enthusiastic golfer who took over the entire building for his visit in September 1922 when he became Captain of the Royal & Ancient.

It was a grand hotel in 1895 and after a major restoration and refurbishment programme by Kohler Company, owners of the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa nearby, Hamilton Grand is grand once again and open for business as luxury apartments.

Elegance & Distinction - Keynotes for Luxury at The Hamilton Grand

Luxury Accommodation at The Hamilton Grand St Andrewsbalcony view at Hamilton Grand St AndrewsThe Hamilton Grand design team has skilfully combined luxury with relaxed elegance to present twenty six homes of distinction.

Two, three and four bedroom apartments have been created in the meticulously restored building, many with private balconies overlooking the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse.

All residents will enjoy the splendour of the open deck on the 6th floor, an elevation that offers incomparable views of the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, the fairways of the Old Course and the famous West Sands, location for the opening sequence of Chariots of Fire.

The Hamilton Grand design team has skilfully combined luxury with relaxed elegance to present twenty six homes of distinction.

All residents will enjoy the splendour of the open deck on the 6th floor, an elevation that offers incomparable views of the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, the fairways of the Old Course and the famous West Sands, location for the opening sequence of Chariots of Fire. Dominated by a beautifully restored Grand Staircase with golden light shining through several tall stained glass windows, the lobby of the Hamilton Grahnd leads through to a residents lounge full of old-world charm.

Stylish tweed furnishings, antiques, books and golfing memorabilia beckon you to sink into a comfortable armchair by the open fire while the butler pours a wee dram of fine 30 year old single malt whisky and wishes you 'Slainte Mhagh', your good health.

Rooftop Views at the Hamilton Grand apartments  Chauffeur Services in St Andrews  Luxury interiors at Hamilton Grand

Period details are everywhere throughout the Hamilton Grand, from the antique maps and framed tartan fabrics on the walls to the shiny old-fashioned brass bell-pulls. Traditional leather chesterfields and velvet armchairs add to the welcoming and warm ambience of a home from home.

Kitchen area at Hamilton Grand residenceAs well as fully-fitted designer kitchens, all bathrooms and showers feature top of the range Kohler fittings, and each apartment comes with the latest sound technologies for in- house entertainment.

Bedroom at Hamilton GrandWhile homes can be delivered fully furnished, Kohler Company also offers a “White Box” facility whereby the buyer is responsible for the design and furnishings of the apartment. Apartments are available as freehold or you can choose a 5 year or 20 year lifestyle lease option.

A private elevator whisks its owner swiftly to the top-floor penthouse with its stunning wrap-around balcony providing a 360-degree panoramic view of the historic home of golf, the sea and the medieval towers of the castle, cathedral and University.

Hamilton Grand residents have their own residence concierge and 24 hour butler team. 5 Red-Star services also provide a daily maid service and personalised amenities.

The Old Course St. Andrews offers Golf, Leisure and a World Class Spa

In addition to the Old Course there are ten other golf courses close by including the Duke’s Course, the only heath course in St. Andrews.

An hour’s drive brings you to Gleneagles, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup or Carnoustie, host to the Open Championship in 2018. If you prefer to be a spectator then St. Andrews is the most popular course for hosting the Open Championship along with other events such as the Bing Crosby Trophy, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the St. Rule Trophy and the Links Trophy.

Kohler Spa at St Andrews Old Course HotelFor the ultimate in relaxation all residents of Hamilton Grand can enjoy unlimited access to the Kohler Waters Spa.

The Kohler Waters Spa is the first of its kind outside the USA and offers a truly world-class spa experience, from the Highland Fling signature treatment to the new H2O Inspiration water treatment. The Spa also features a 20-metre pool, relaxation area and rooftop hot tub – the perfect way to relax after a golf game or just whenever you feel like it.

For gourmets, the St Andrews area has more rosetted restaurants per head of population than anywhere else in Britain.

Your butler can secure a table at the 3 AA Rosette-awarded Road Hole restaurant at the Old Course Hotel or for more relaxed dining Hamilton Grand also offers outstanding Scottish cuisine at its own pub and restaurant Hams Hame - the closest 19th to the Old Course’s 18th hole.

Scottish Beef served at Old Course Hotel   Pub style dining at St Andrews Jigger Inn   The Bar at St Andrews Pub

Cuisine Options - Dine at The Old Course or your own Private Chef

If you decide that there’s no place like home for dinner then your concierge will arrange for a private chef to come and cook your favourite meal at your own table.

St Andrews CastleLocal chefs are spoilt for fresh ingredients with locally caught shellfish, organic venison and beef from local farms and ripe juicy raspberries and strawberries from nearby Tayside.

Shopping at st AndrewsIf you wish to explore further afield your concierge can arrange a private visit to a local whisky distillery or a trip in a classic car to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the Queen Mother. For those keen to find golfing memorabilia, a new set of clubs, or Scottish crafts and souvenirs there are many choices in the boutiques and antique stores in and around St. Andrews.

  • The excitement when US golfing legend Bobby Jones captured the British Amateur title here in 1930
  • The thrill of seeing Nick Faldo take the Claret Jug in 1990 with a score of 17 under par
  • The roar of the crowd when Tiger Woods eased home by eight shots to win the Open in 2000 so sealing a career Grand Slam at age 24
  • The emotional sendoff given to Jack Nicklaus at the 18th fairway in 2005 as he hit a birdie on his last ever hole of competitive golf
  • The joyous moment when South Africa’s Louis Oostuizen won his maiden major title with a seven-stroke victory over Lee Westwood in 2010

Penthouse View over Old Course at St Andrews

Who knows what other great golfing moments
await those privileged viewers at Hamilton Grand?

After receiving the freedom of the City of St Andrews in 1958, Bobby Jones, one of the greatest golf legends, spoke these memorable words: “I could take out of my life everything, except my experiences at St. Andrews and I would still have had a rich and full life.” A wonderful statement about a wonderful place from one of Hamilton Grand’s most famous residents.

If you want the best seat in the house then get yourself
a piece of the Hamilton Grand at St Andrews.

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