Hawkswood Country Estate Stay and Play Review

Hawkswood Country Estate is the ideal home for small groups visiting St Andrews and Fife, an area simply packed with wonderful golf

The Hawkswood Estate is perfectly situated and beautifully presented

Rob Smith discovers a luxurious golfing base situated in the heart of Fife

Hawkswood Country Estate Stay and Play Review

It’s not often that we feature a destination in a Golf Monthly Stay & Play Review that doesn’t have its own course - but then it’s not often that we encounter such a perfect golfing destination whose location and facilities more than compensate for this.

Hawkswood House and The Roundel each have their own putting green

The Hawkswood Country Estate (opens in new tab) is simply perfect in terms of location, practice facilities, accommodation and service. Just a few minutes’ drive from the Home of Golf, it is ideally secluded away, midway between St Andrews (opens in new tab) and Kingsbarns (opens in new tab) to the east, and Fife’s southern stars such as Dumbarnie Links (opens in new tab), Elie (opens in new tab) and Lundin (opens in new tab).

The rooms are all extremely well appointed and comfortable

There is a variety of beautifully appointed 5-star accommodation, as well as an excellent 4-room B&B where the catering and welcome is superb. Spacious Bowhill B&B is just as tastefully appointed, and the breakfasts and friendly and personal service are all that any golfer could wish for.

The driving range is a full 270 yards

There is also an onsite full-length driving range - right outside your room - ideal for warming up before a game or conducting an after-golf post-mortem!

The spacious and very light conservatory at Hawkswood House

Two beautiful properties, Hawkswood House and The Roundel, each sleep up to 10.

You can spend all day perfecting your short-game

Each also has its own short game area with full-size putting green and practice bunkers, ideal for practice or friendly competition.

Far-reaching views over Fife from the Hawkswood Estate

Catering and services can be adjusted for each property to suit individual tastes and budgets, making Hawkswood Country Estate (opens in new tab) the ideal home for small groups visiting St Andrews and Fife, an area simply packed with wonderful golf including many courses in the Golf Monthly Top 100 (opens in new tab) and Next 100 (opens in new tab).

Rob Smith
Contributing Editor

Rob Smith has been playing golf for more than 40 years and been a contributing editor for Golf Monthly for over ten years, specialising in course reviews and travel. He has now played more than 1,170 different courses in almost 50 countries. Despite lockdowns and travel restrictions in 2021, he still managed to play 80 different courses during the year, 43 of them for the first time. This included 21 in 13 days on a trip to East Lothian in October. One of Rob's primary roles is helping to prepare the Top 100 and Next 100 Courses of the UK&I, of which he has played all but nine. During the 2021-22 review period, Rob has played 34 of the Golf Monthly Top 200. He is a member of Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey where his handicap hovers around 16. You can contact him at r.smith896@btinternet.com.