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Best Western Scores Hotel.

The Best Western Scores Hotel is one of the best placed Hotels in St Andrew's, closest to the 1st tee of the world-famous Old Course of St Andrews. Even if golf is not your game, the hotel still proves idyllic as youre sure to be taken aback by panoramic views of the West Sands and St Andrews Bay. Just a 5-minute walk will take you into St Andrews city centre where you'll be greeted by many of its famous, historic sites. These include St Salvator's Church, a 12th century cathedral, a 13th century castle and many of the stunning St Andrews University buildings (the oldest University in Scotland).

Much in line with the historic elegance found in the city centre, the hotel itself boasts its own gorgeous Victorian architecture, so there's plenty of the past to take in. The hotel was originally an 1880's townhouse, whilst most of the former drawing rooms are now used as Junior suites. The hotel has 36 comfortable bedrooms, many of which promise breath-taking views of the West Sands, or overlook the hotels spacious gardens and terraces. With such elegance inside and out, the hotel guarantees a charming and comfortable stay.

When dining at the Best Western Scores hotel you can expect the same impeccable standards seen in the grounds and interior. There are three possible locations to eat at, including a formal and exquisite restaurant and two relaxed and inviting bar areas. No matter where you chose to dine, we guarantee you'll be greeted by first-class staff. (If you appreciate a recommendation, we'd have to say the lobster served in our restaurant, as its the best around.)

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76 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9BB
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6071*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Richard Brackenbury is our wonderful and experienced Executive Chef, heading a small yet dedicated team to produce one of the best menus in St Andrews. Only the finest of local produce is used, including lobsters from the East Neuk Bay (which can go from sea to plate in the same day).

Chef Scott Cameron



Reflecting the Victorian style of our delightful hotel, this formal dining room boasts crisp white linen and gold-plated chandeliers. A picture window with sea views and a tempting menu both set the mood for seafood, whilst beautiful presentation and faultless taste are to be expected on your plate.
**Opening Soon!**

Opening hours

Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Champions Grill

The Champions Grill has it all. A bright, spacious environment, 9 picture windows overlooking the West Sands and the Old Course, informal dining, coffee shop facilities, as well as traditional grills including steaks and local fish and chips. The best news is you can enjoy this all day long!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 11:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 17:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
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Chariots Bar

Take some time out on our gorgeous Victorian bench seating, as you admire our collection of memorabilia and enjoy a dram or two of whisky. We also serve light bites and bar snacks, if you're a craving something a little smaller, but equally enjoyable.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Scorecard Bar

Our themed bar boasts original scorecards from Open Champions and world famous golfers. You can enjoy the spectacular sea views and our collection of memorabilia with a dram or two of whisky!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Old Course

The Old Course is renowned as 'The Home of Golf', where golf was first played 600 years ago. With 11 course in the immediate area, the course stretches over 6721 yards with a par of 72. Panoramic views are to be expected, to create the perfect setting. Handicap certificate required.

Course information

Course Type: Links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6721 Yards
Handicap required


0.1 miles away in St Andrews


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £155.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire £30.00
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £35.00
Driving Range £1.80

Jubilee and New Courses

Jubilee Course is 6742 yards with a par 72. It is another championship links course thats over 100 years old, and is a venue for both amateur and mid-amateur championships. New Course is 6625 yards and is a par 71. It was laid out by Old Tom Morris and opened in 1895.

Course information

Course Type: Links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72 and 71
Distance: 6742 Yards
No handicap required


0.5 miles away in St Andrews


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £75.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire £30.00
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £35.00
Driving Range £1.80


We at Best Western understand your wedding is the most important day of your life, thus offer great value for money in a magnificent setting. With a range of fixed price and all-inclusive packages to choose from, you can have the day of your dreams without breaking the bank.


Wedding service and reception venue

Our secluded gardens and terraces are sheltered by high natural stone walls, making it the perfect place to take photos and meet your guests over a glass of Champagne. There is a wide choice of fixed and all-inclusive menus, and drink packages to suit all tastes at this seaside wedding venue. When it comes to the evening reception, although we don't provide in-house entertainment we'll gladly help you arrange anything from DJs to Ceilidh bands or Cabarets.


We'll be happy to discuss your needs, and you'll be happy to see our range of fixed price packages. If you prefer, use our menu selector to build the perfect, bespoke meal that matches your tastes or caters to your dietary requirements. We can cater up to 140 guests on banqueting tables, or 120 guests on round tables, for a sit down meal. Whatever you choose, you can be sure it will be thoroughly enjoyed at one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in St Andrews.

Honeymoon Suite

With our best compliments the bride and groom can enjoy the finest room in the house, with spectacular views over the West Sands beach enjoyed directly from their lounge and bedroom. The room provides the perfect romantic escape after celebrating with your nearest and dearest throughout the day. Special accommodation rates are also available for wedding guests.


Registry office:
Fife Council
St Mary's Place, St Andrews, KY16 9UY
0845 155 077

3 Course Menu
Drinks Package
Evening Buffet
Menu Tasting for Bride and Groom
Red Carpet
Table Linen and Napkins
Ceremonial Sword and Cake Stand
Chair Covers and Sashes
Floral Decorations for Top Table
Stationary (Menus & Place Cards)
Private Bar
Bridal Suite for Bride and Groom
Preferential Room Rates for Attending Guests Onsite Wedding Co-ordinator

Your Wedding Day will be one of the biggest days of your life and the team at the Best Western Scores Hotel are committed to

For any enquiries please call Events Team on 01334 472451

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M90, J2A, 20.00 miles
Nearest train station: Leuchars, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: Edinburgh, 50.00 miles
Free parking on site (12 spaces)

76 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9BB

What's nearby?


  • Dundee United Football Club (12 miles)

  • Dundee Football Club (12 miles)

  • Dunfermline Football Club (28 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Castle and Cathedral (0.8 miles)

  • Cambo House and Estate (7 miles)

  • Crail Harbour and fishing villages (10 miles)

  • Falkland Palace (National Trust) (22 miles)

  • Glamis Castle (25 miles)


  • St Andrews Town Centre (0.5 miles)

  • Dundee (12 miles)

  • Perth (34 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


The Annual General Meeting for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club is hosted here, which should give you an idea of just how highly regarded our conference and meeting facilities are.

Garden Suite
This suite can accommodate up to 180 delegates theatre style and can be partitioned off for smaller numbers and set ups. We can adapt the suite to suit all types of meeting and conferences. With wonderfully large windows, the room is full of natural daylight and lovely views of the gardens and terraces.

Patio Room
The Patio room is the ideal venue for smaller meetings holding up to 20 people boardroom style and 30 people theatre style. Again, this room boasts plenty of natural light and gorgeous views of the hotel grounds.

Delegate packages
A variety of delegate packages are also available, dependent on your needs. We ensure value for money, and include everything - such as food, refreshments and technical equipment - to keep motivation and enjoyment high, and guarantee a successful day.

Available room set ups

U shape

Garden Suite

Can accommodate up to 180 delegates theatre style and can be partitioned off for smaller numbers and set ups. We can adapt the suite to suit all types of meeting and conferences.

Patio Room

The Patio Room is the ideal venue for smaller meetings holding up to 20 people boardroom style and 30 people theatre style.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Garden Suite 180 60 60 40 160
Patio Room 0 12 0 20 20
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Enjoyed my stay

06/01/2017 Nathaniel W,

The staff are generally friendly, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was good, with a splendid view of the Old Course! Check in was quite slow because you have to sign a lot of for... more


Classy old style hotel

05/01/2017 510col, Knutsford, United Kingdom

This is a old style hotel with nicely furnished rooms and views across to the sea front and along the coast to the Old Course. I guess in summer it is very expensive but I got a good deal for the win... more


Disappointing though the location was great,

12/12/2016 Gwen B, Eastsound, Washington

My expectations of this hotel were not met. We weren't informed that the restaurant and bar would be closed because of the season. The rooms (both mine and a friend's) were quite small which made it... more


Great hotela and location

26/11/2016 dougall1, Paisley, United Kingdom

The hotel has a great position and if you get a front facing room you will have a beautiful view of the water and the Old Course. The room was large and very clean and tidy. The staff were all very pl... more


Great location and good value hotel

19/11/2016 HelenMc1, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Gorgeous views of the sea and the lovely building which houses the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Front facing bedrooms have the same view but I had a room at the back which overlooks the hotel garden a... more