Plans submitted for new glass-fronted bar at Old Course Hotel
Plans for the construction of a glass-fronted bar overlooking the Old Course in St Andrews have been submitted to Fife Council.
Kohler Co., which owns the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, has submitted the plans for the 77-seat bar which would allow hotel guests to view the 17th hole.
Fife Council will make a decision on the application in August and Kohler Co. hopes the new bar can be completed before the Old Course hosts the 150th Open Championship in 2022, The Courier reports.
“The proposal will extend and improve the hotel’s guest offer, enhance the visitor experience and offer exceptional views across the Old Course and West Sands,” according to the planning statement.
“The need for the development is to continue to meet the demands for function space and to provide the highest quality of facilities to guests in a five-star hotel.
“The use of glass on the north and north-east elevations is designed to maximise and enhance views across the links and towards the town’s skyline, but also sensitively arranged to avoid overpowering the existing window forms and arrangements.
“The small-scale nature of the extension and the proposal to use likefor-like materials and finishes to match the existing hotel building is not likely to harm the setting or the historical significance of the St Andrews Links Designed Landscape.”