Fairmont St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8PN
Tel: + 44 (0) 1334 837000
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 471115
Web: www.standrewsbay.com

Location: 5 km/3 miles south east of St Andrews

Nearest airport: Dundee – DND (50 minutes; 29 km/18 miles)
Edinburgh – EDI (90 minutes; 88 km/55 miles)

Pre tournament pro-ams: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 August

Entries close: 12:00 Noon Friday 20 July
            Louise Patterson
European Senior Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
Surrey GU25 4LX
Tel: +44 (0)1344 840400
Fax: +44 (0)1344 845889
Email: lpatterson@europeantour.com

Format: 54 holes stroke play
72 Professionals

a) The leading player not otherwise exempt from the 2012 Senior PGA Professional Championship
b) The leading player not otherwise exempt from the 2012 ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship
c) Balance of field from the 2012 European Senior Tour exemption categories (to include a maximum of 4 invited players)


Type of grass - Festuca, Agrostis Tenuis mix
Height of cut - 4mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'
Any specific comments - average size 700m2, relatively flat with subtle borrows and undulations

Type of grass - Lolium Perenne (dwarf)
Height of cut - 14mm
General width and contouring - 30m, gentle links contouring
Any specific comments - generous fairways, with occasional narrow landing area

Collars / approaches
Type of grass - Lolium Perenne (dwarf)
Height of cut - 8mm

Type of grass - Lolium perenne (dwarf), Festuca, Agrostis Tenius mix
Height of cut - 8mm

Type of grass - Lolium perenne (dwarf), Festuca, Agrostis Tenuis mix
Height of cut - semi 35mm, intermediate 75mm, heavy uncut
Any specific comments - rough is very thick, consisting of tall fescue with underlying bent grass and occasional rye

Weather in advance - sunny intervals and scattered showers
Forecast for tournament - sunny intervals and scattered showers

Opened - Original course 2001, existing layout 2009
Course designer - Original designers Sam Torrance, Denis Griffiths and the late Gene Sarazen, with a re-design by Gary Stephenson
Special features - course sits on the cliffs overlooking St Andrews Bay and the historic town of St Andrews as well as spectacular sea views across to the Angus coast and Carnoustie.
General playability 
- Although carved from agricultural land the Torrance has a very ‘links’ feel to it with subtle undulations, fierce rough and deep, revetted bunkers. The greens play well all year round and are well known for their fast and true surfaces, however, the speed is monitored according to the strength of the wind and its direction.
- Cleverly designed to incorporate the four points of the compass within the opening 5 holes, all manner of shots are required to navigate these safely.
- There are a number of tees available on each hole to suit all abilities.
- The course was selected to host Local Final Qualifying for the 2010 Open Championship.
Undulating / flat - subtle links style undulations
Tree lined / exposed - exposed with occasional gorse
Many / few water hazards - numerous burns / streams protecting the approach to the greens
Changes to the course
- Reopened in 2009 after extensive drainage work to fairways, all new tees, newly revetted bunkers and the redesign of 8 holes including 2 new greens.
Holes 17 & 18 from the Kittocks Course will be used this year which are holes 16 & 17 for the event. This was the original design for the Torrance Course.

Other features
The course sits upon an area of Special Scientific Interest and has to be managed accordingly. There are restrictions to the amount of water that can be expelled from the site so this must be stored in catchment areas away from the general playing surfaces. These areas have become significant environmental areas producing habitats for countless birds, insects, flora and fauna.

Card Of Course

Torrance Championship Course

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14424388 105492450
24345315 113166152
33178163 125527482
45507464 134359328
54298272 144429392
63191175 153184168
74437400 164445407
84409374 174440402
94404369 185527482
Out3531932920 In3735693263

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FORSBRAND, AndersSWE18-17
2GOLDING, PhilipENG18-16
3RUSSELL, David JENG18-14
T4MANSON, GordonAUT18-9

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