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Best Western Scores Hotel.

The best location in St Andrews!

The Best Western Scores Hotel is the closest hotel to the 1st tee and 18th green of the famous Old Course of St Andrews. Whether you like the game or not, youll certainly enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the West Sands and St Andrews Bay!

The town itself is home to historic university buildings, St Salvators Church, a 12th Century Cathedral and a 13th Century castle. So, there's plenty of past to ponder!

Originally an 1880's Victorian townhouse, the hotel now boasts comfortable bedrooms, a choice of dining and friendly service. You'll also be treated to landscaped gardens and terraces for even more charm and tranquillity.

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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 joined us as Executive Chef following many years at the Links Clubhouse and the Inn at Lathones. He heads our small brigade of dedicated chefs to produce menus using the finest of local produce including lobsters from the East Neuk Bay (can be from sea to plate the same day!)

Chef Richard Brackenbury



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!

Opening hours

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

Champions Grill

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

Opening hours

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

Chariots Bar

Take time out on our Victorian bench seating, as you admire our collection of memorabilia and a dram or two of whisky! We also serve bar meals and snacks.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Scorecard Bar

Our themed bar boasts original scorecards from Open Champions and world famous golfers, as well as spectacular sea views!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Old Course

The Old Course is 6721 yards and is a par 72. The Home of Golf where golf was first played 600 years ago. 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 and is a par 72. It is another championship links course over 100 years old and venue for 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. A classic links championship course which shares many features of the Old Course.

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 offer great value for money as well as a wonderful setting for a wedding. With a range of fixed price, 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, so it's a perfect place to take family photos and meet your guests over a glass or two of Champagne. There is a wide choice of fixed and all inclusive menus and drinks packages to suit all budgets and tastes. 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 meal.

Honeymoon Suite

With our compliments the Bride and Groom can enjoy the best room in the house with spectacular views over the West Sands beach from their lounge and bedroom.


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

Menu tasting for the Bride and Groom
Red carpet welcome
Reception Room Hire
Master of Ceremonies
Personalised table plans, place cards and menus
Traditional cake stand and ceremonial sword
White linen tablecloths and napkins
Floating candle decorations
Complimentary Suite for the Bride and Groom (on bed and breakfast) (available to Weddings with a minimum of 60 guests, subject to availability)
Special accommodation rates available to Wedding Guests (subject to availability)
Children under 5 years old eat free, children aged 5 12 years old eat at 50% of the chosen menu price

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 Donna Smith on 01334 472451

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type KY16 9BB

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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!

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 30 12 0 20 20
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Location, location, location!

10/10/2016 Tomster5, Texas

Great location for walking to the six golf courses on the St. Andrews property and to the stores and pubs in town. The golf shop called Aucholines or something close to that is right there on Golf Pl... more


Great Location; Good Breafast

09/10/2016 Kevin W, Sunnyvale, United States

This hotel is right at the end of the eighteenth green on the Old Course. You can stand on the porch and see the aquarium. And it is about a five minute walk to town. Great location. The room was ... more


Restaurant review

08/10/2016 James H, Noosa Heads

To sum it up it could be much much better ! Great view and pretty nice decor but ...... You would expect better from a hotel of this standard. 4 of us had a meal and we were unanimous that this was... more


A Rotary evening

04/10/2016 Ronald S, St. Andrews, United Kingdom

The Scores Hotel hosts both the St Andrews Rotary Club and the St Andrews Kilrymont Rotary Club every week. I had the pleasure of being the guest speaker at the evening gathering of the St Andrews Kil... more


Best view in St Andrews

03/10/2016 David L, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Fantastic location with views overlooking the Royal & Ancient golf course and the famous "Chariots of Fire" West Sands. We were lucky and got a sea view room on the top floor with all the views. The b... more