Pasta! That’s what we had on the menu at the Fife Farmers Market last Saturday when our Exec Chef, Martin Hollis, staged another of his cookery demonstrations using ingredients from the market’s stallholders.

Martin cooked up a storm with vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes – serving up taster treats for those shopping at the market. We had many-a-Mmmm and ‘yum’! You are able to download all of his recipes fromOur Website Martin will be back at the St Andrews market on the first Saturday in October for another cookery demo (10-12) – hope you can join us.

Next week, we will welcome some of the world’s greatest golfers from the professional and amateur game for this year’s Alfred Dunhill Championship. If you are heading to St Andrews as a spectator and want the very best hospitality, we’re delighted to present the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Dining Club that gives you priority seating in the grand stand overlooking the 18th green of the Old Course. Included in your day are morning coffee and tea with freshly baked pastries on arrival, a 3 course lunch with fine wines served in our 3 AA rosette-awarded Road Hole Restaurant overlooking the links and afternoon tea with homemade scones. You will also receive a souvenir programme and daily draw sheet together with your entry badge and preferred parking. From £195 per person (including VAT), the Club package is available across each of the four days of the Championship - Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September. If that whets your tastebuds for fabulous golf and fine dining, please contact  Helen Parker at the resort on +44 (0) 01334 474371  or email helen.parker@oldcoursehotel.co.uk

And now we are into September, a new academic year starts at the University of St Andrews. Students from across the world are gathering – and we are delighted to offer a very special invitation to enjoy St Andrews newest 19th hole, the recently opened Hams Hame. Located just behind the 18th green, our new Pub & Grill is a fabulous venue offering outstanding Scottish cuisine that showcases the best ingredients. And if you’re thirsty, we have a fine selection of wines from worlds old and new – plus more than 20 Scottish single malts and over a dozen blended whiskies. On beers, there’s a good choice including some home-grown tastes –Black Isle Organic BlondeBelhaven Best, St Andrews Ale, Harviestoun SchiehallionInnis & Gunn Original and our specially brewed H&H Ale. Slainte!

Finally, we have been working with a film crew this week who are working hard across the resort to shoot a new promotional video. Footage of the hotel, the Jigger, the Duke’s … every aspect captured to share with guests past, present and future across the world. We’ll let you know when that ‘goes live’ and share a link.

Next Time: with around 100 days until Christmas, we’ll take a look at our preparations for this very special time of year.

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