Fairmont St Andrews' Flexible ‘Ballot-Back-Up' Provides Golf Guarantee

By: Golf Shake | Tue 06 Oct 2015 | Comments

Guests at Fairmont St Andrews who miss out in the ballot for a tee-time on the Old Course can rest assured they'll still get their golf fix courtesy of the five-star resort's ‘Ballot Back-Up' service.

Fairmont St Andrews will ‘back-up' a guest's Old Course tee-time ballot entry with a corresponding tee-time on either of its two championship courses - the Kittocks and the Torrance - to ensure they don't miss out on a round at the ‘Home of Golf'.

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And, should guests be successful in the ballot, the cliff-top resort will remove the provisional tee-times with no charge.

Fairmont St Andrews' director of golf, Amy Yeates, believes the new service is a ‘win/win' scenario for guests at the hotel.

She explained: "Many people visiting St Andrews, and staying at our resort, will enter themselves into the ballot or may use our concierge service to do so. Obviously there is a finite number of people who will be successful, however, we want to ensure those who miss out can still enjoy golf on a championship course at their chosen time.

"The complimentary ‘Ballot Back-Up' service is designed to do exactly that. It gives guests peace of mind in knowing they can enter the ballot, but if they aren't successful, they have golf already booked and confirmed at our resort."

This flexible ‘guaranteed golf' offering from Fairmont St Andrews is believed to be the only one of its kind in operation in Fife and the resort management expects it to be well subscribed. Owing to Old Course regulations, ballot entrants must be attached to a golf club and possess a valid handicap certificate.

As well as two exceptional championship golf courses and a world-class spa, Fairmont St Andrews includes award-winning dining, luxurious guest accommodation and exceptional service, as well as unfettered access to the charms of the old town of St Andrews itself, the unique Home of Golf.

Fairmont St Andrews' ‘Ballot Back-Up' facility may be booked via [email protected], quoting ‘Ballot Back-Up', or by calling +44 (0) 1334 837 000. 

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