A duplex flat with some of the finest views of this year’s Open Championship golf course has gone on the property market – at offers over £1million.
The address, 22 Golf Place, overlooks the first and last holes on the world famous Old Course at St Andrews, Fife – where the 144th Open Championship is about to tee off.
The four-bedroom apartment is located in a Category C listed building on the corner of Golf Place, the street leading down to The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, and The Links, which borders the 18th fairway of the Old Course.
Views from the balcony that opens off the sitting room include “pretty much the whole of the Old Course” according to luxury estate agent Savills, who are selling the “fantastic” property.
The large picture windows of the sitting room provide an “armchair view” directly overlook the 18th green, with the clubhouse and first tee and fairway beyond it. Beyond there, are the West Sands — famous for the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire — and the North Sea.
Spokesman Harry Maitland said: “I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the view.
“Savills has sold several houses and apartments overlooking the 18th, including The Wynd which we recently sold in six days at an asking price of offers over £2.25 million, but this is the closest to the action.
“It’s a fantastic flat in its own right, even for someone not particularly interested in golf.”
The apartment is on the top and attic floors of the C listed building.
On the main level is the sitting room, which is semi-open plan to the fitted kitchen and has a glazed door to the balcony.
A held for heights is probably a good thing to have in order to fully enjoy the balcony, but it adds a whole extra dimension to the property.
Also on this floor are three of the four double bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. On the attic floor are the fourth bedroom, another sitting area and a wc.
Savills admit that while it is too late to acquire the apartment in time for this year’s Open, the event will almost certainly return to St Andrews in 2020, for the 30th time, unless the pattern of recent years is interrupted.
In the meantime, the Dunhill Championships take place in October, with famous names from the world of entertainment playing alongside top professional golfers in the pro-am competition.
And golfers from nervous amateurs realising their dream of playing the Old Course to seasoned R&A members playing in club competitions can be seen year round.