Golf in St Andrews is coming to life: The new Feddinch course promises a unique experience.

04.05.2024 | Scotland

Legend returns: after 25 years of waiting, the Feddinch golf course in St Andrews is finally coming to fruition. Alvarez & Marsal Golf, responsible for gems such as Hogs Head in Ireland and Pakko Ridge in New Mexico, is delivering a sensitively designed course with breathtaking views of the cradle of golf.

More than just a game: the Feddinch is not just about 18 holes. It’s just a golf experience with a clubhouse and accommodation in luxury suites. Imagine a morning round on a perfectly maintained fairway, relaxation in the spa and a gourmet experience in the restaurant with panoramic views.

Tradition and innovation: Sensitive integration into the surrounding landscape respects ecological aspects and ensures minimal environmental impact.

Economic boost: the construction and operation of Feddinch will bring significant economic benefits to the Fife region. New jobs will be created and tourism will be boosted.

Opportunity for all: The Feddinch course will be accessible to golfers of all levels. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, you will enjoy playing on this unique course.

Feddinch: Plans for a new golf course at St Andrews are back on the table.


Long-standing plans to build a brand new golf course at St Andrews appear to have finally come back to fruition.


Alvarez & Marsal Golf, the company behind Hogs Head Golf Club in Ireland and Pakko Ridge in New Mexico, has submitted a new design proposal to Fife County Council for the Feddinch course.


Plans include an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse and on-site accommodation.


The announcement outlines the company’s intention to develop the site overlooking St Andrews and sets the scene for a more extensive planning application in the near future.


Alvarez & Marsal bought the site from Mark Ogren – boss of Dundee United Football Club – last summer for £7.5m.


Plans to build a new golf course on the site date back almost a quarter of a century, when permission was granted to build a golf course on land to the south-east of St Andrews off the A915 Largo Road.


Since then it has been an on and off business for most of the time.


In January 2017, the Scotia Investment Group was granted an extension to the planning permission for the so-called “St Andrews International Golf Club” on the strict condition that if construction had not started by then, it would expire in three years.


The permission expired in January 2020. Shortly afterwards, GPH Engineering purchased the site and submitted its own Notice of Application. It intended to invest a reported £25 million to build a “leisure complex” that would include an 18-hole course designed by former Open champion Tom Weiskopf, a clubhouse, golf accommodation including up to 40 luxury apartments, a spa and a restaurant.


However, in the summer of 2021, there was a bitter row within GPH Engineering that forced Ogren to halt work on the project after it emerged that contractors had not been paid. Now Alvarez & Marsal is the latest firm to attempt to bring the development to life, with managing director Tyler J Kirsch saying: “We are thrilled to announce our proposal to create a sensitively designed golf course on the outskirts of St Andrews.


“Our proposal aims to complete a facility that has remained under development for over two decades.


“During construction and once completed, the property will generate significant economic development and job creation.”



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