Tee off for an amazing staycation

The wealth of fantastic holiday opportunities here on our doorstep just got even richer – with the opening of two revamped hotels next to Scotland's most prestigious golf courses.

The hotel at Rusacks St. Andrews has 120 guest rooms, and a range of culinary outlets.

Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts has officially launched in the UK with the debut of two reimagined hotels: Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick.

Their new collection of bespoke hotels in the world’s most distinguished golfing destinations will offer travellers once-in-a-lifetime experiences along the scenic beaches of Scotland’s golf coast.

“We’re thrilled to be opening the first Marine & Lawn properties and to provide travellers with unforgettable journeys to the most prolific leisure destinations in Scotland,” said Ben Weprin, AJ Capital Partners founder and CEO.

With deep green and cool blue hues, guest rooms continue the narrative of Scottish beauty and golf history

“Our team is extremely passionate about creating memorable gathering spaces, and it has been an honour to bring a new hospitality experience to some of the most coveted and historic destinations in the world.

“We can’t wait to host guests as they embark upon unmatched golfing experiences in these incredible locations.”

World-class design

Both properties have seen a complete renovation and redesign across all guest rooms, public spaces and dining and drinking areas. Each takes design inspiration from its coastal positioning, rich golf history and legendary storytelling.

Marine North Berwick overlooks the 16th hole of the historic West Links course of North Berwick Golf Club.

Honing in on the rich history of the game, the design team focused on telling these stories through art and whimsical nods woven into discreet details, such as engraved historical mottos and hidden messages.

Epicurean experiences

Each hotel offers a variety of dining options, providing epicurean experiences suited for locals and guests alike, thanks to the partnership with restaurant developer White Rabbit Projects.

With input from local suppliers throughout Scotland, the range of culinary offerings will encompass restaurant, bar and café concepts.

Marine North Berwick boasts scenic views of landmarks including the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock.

The talented team is led by two of Scotland’s most exciting chefs, Derek Johnstone and Chris Niven, championing the exceptional quality of local ingredients.

A closer look at Rusacks St Andrews

Housing 120 guest rooms, the hotel offers a range of culinary outlets, including a traditional Scottish pub, rooftop bar and restaurant 18 which overlooks the 1st and 18th holes of the Old Course at St Andrews and the Fife Coast.

Using the fourth floor restaurant’s state-of-the-art Robata grill, Derek Johnstone’s menu will focus on open flame cooking and innovative game and seafood dishes using very best seasonal local produce.

Marine North Berwick's design takes inspiration from Scotland’s world-renowned golf courses and notable figures.

The property features unrivalled panoramic views of the world’s oldest golf course, celebrating 600 years of world-class golf history.

Guest rooms continue the narrative of Scottish beauty and golf history with deep green and cool blue hues and welcoming, warm textures that complement the property’s acclaimed backdrops. Grand windows with luxurious drapery accentuate picturesque views of the rugged coastline.

Accommodation rates start from £219 per room including full Scottish breakfast and VAT. Book now at https://marineandlawn.com/rusacksstandrews.

Discover Marine North Berwick

With 84 guest rooms, two unique food and beverage concepts, a spa, pool and fitness centre, and 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces, there’s something for everyone.

Overlooking the 16th hole of the historic West Links course of North Berwick Golf Club, Marine North Berwick boasts scenic views of landmarks including the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock.

The design throughout the hotel takes inspiration from Scotland’s world-renowned golf courses and notable figures, with nods to the hotel’s stunning seaside location and surrounding natural wonders. And guest rooms pay homage to iconic golf holes with nightstands designed as golf tee boxes.

Its new restaurant The Lawn boasts stunning coastal views, and is headed up by Chris Niven, previously Executive Chef at The Fairmont, St Andrews and The Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh, who will prepare a seasonal menu designed around flavour and simplicity. The focus will be on the very best ingredients from East Lothian and the surrounding area, served in a relaxed setting.

Starting rates begin at £189 per room per night including full Scottish breakfast and VAT.