Scotland's Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa lights up UAE sports awards


Over four hundred guests attended the 2018 Sports Industry Awards (SPIAs) celebrating the best sporting achievements in the UAE over the last twelve months.

The event, in its 6th year, attracted global attention, including that of chief sponsor – Scotland’s Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa.

The five-red star hotel, recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts, features 144 rooms including 35 suites and sits on Scotland’s West Sands Beach, surrounded by the world’s finest golf courses.

The venue also has its very own championship golf course. Phyllis Wilkie, Sales Manager – Sport, at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, told Sport360, “The Duke’s is highly regarded as one of the finest heathland championship courses in the British Isles and a must-play course for any golfer. Its style ranks alongside the great inland challenges, which demand accuracy and inventive play. With five separate tee positions at every hole, The Duke’s has the flexibility and challenge to appeal to golfers at every level, with the venue being chosen to host the 2014 International European Amateur Championship, one of the four majors in the world of amateur golf”.

Reflecting on the partnership with the Dubai-based event Wilkie added, “Attending the SPIAs was a great chance for us to meet and network with people in the industry. As a business, attending the event offered us the perfect opportunity for reaching some very special people in the UAE”.

St Andrews, which has played host to the British Open Golf Championship, is a world-renowned golfing Mecca, where players flock from around the globe to visit. Golfers come to the sacred home of the sport to sample the unique atmosphere and historic coastal setting. Due to overwhelming demand, the Old Course runs a daily ballot for the highly coveted tee times. However the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, which enjoys a unique location on the 17th Road Hole of this famous course, offers exclusive, guaranteed, tee-off times for its guests thanks to the Suite Golf Package with prices starting from £2,950 (Dh14,650). Visit

Suite Golf Package includes:

  • Four-night stay in a luxury suite

  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning

  • One 50-minute custom massage or facial per person

  • Three course dinner on one evening in Sands Grill

  • Three course dinner on one evening in Road Hole Restaurant

  • One round of golf on Old Course plus New, Jubilee or Castle course

  • One round of golf on Kingsbarns Course including transfer

  • One round of golf on the Duke’s Course including buggy