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Fairmont St Andrews sees red for Comic Relief
March 18, 2011

Golfers at Fairmont St Andrews will be seeing red after the five-star resort has dyed one of its greens in support of Comic Relief.

The 16th green on the Torrance course has been dyed red to celebrate Red Nose Day and help raise funds for some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.

Jason King, Fairmont St Andrews director of golf, said: "Fairmont St Andrews is always keen to support charities whenever possible and we wanted to do our bit for Comic Relief.

"Finding a red green waiting for them when they tee off will certainly make golfers' visits a bit different and give them something to talk about.

"It's different and should grab people's attention and hopefully inspire them to help us raise funds for a great cause."

Fairmont St Andrews will be donating 10 per cent of all green fees taken on its Torrance course on Red Nose Day [Friday, March 18] to Comic Relief.

Its support for Comic Relief comes on the back of Fairmont St Andrews announcing a 38 per cent discount on all charity fundraising golf days held at the resort as part of its ongoing desire to help good causes.

Fairmont St Andrews boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses - the Torrance and the Kittocks - both of which were featured in Golfweek's latest Top 40 UK & Ireland Modern Courses.

The courses recently underwent extensive renovation and improvement as part of a £17m redevelopment of the resort which also included significant enhancements to the five-star hotel and luxurious spa complex.

For more information on golf at Fairmont St Andrews or to book a stay, call 01334 837000, email standrews.scotland@fairmont.com or visit www.fairmont.com/standrews .








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