Two miles from St. Andrews, this modern hotel has spectacular views of the bay and two superb golf courses. The rooms eschew swags and frills, opting instead for simple elegance. Look for thoughtful touches like luxurious linens on the beds and heated floors in the ample bathrooms. The restaurants are worth trying: Esperante offers an inventive menu that draws from the flavors of Tuscany, whereas the more casual Kittock's Den serves simpler salads and grilled meat or fish.
Golfers will find inspiration in the velvety fairways of cliff-top courses: the Torrance Course, designed by the great Scottish player Sam Torrance, and the Kittock Course.