The arrival of 26 separate apartments within the Hamilton Grand Complex has attracted the attention not only of wealthy Scots, but of golf enthusiasts the world over. Why golf? This is no ordinary four bedroom flat; it also overlooks the 18th hole at the home of golf – St Andrews.
The building was recently bought over by US tycoon and golf fan Herb Kohler in 2010. The American paid a tidy £ 11.5m then, and looks set to make more than his money back with the sale of 26 apartments, the most expensive of which boasts grandstand views of the final hole of the most famous golf course in the world.
Another penthouse suite will go on sale for the slightly more affordable price of £ 4.8m. This property provides 360 degree views of the Fife and Angus coast and the historic town of St Andrews. In addition to the unrivaled vantage points, the lucky new owner of one of the exclusive apartments will have access to their very own concierge, butler and valet.
If that was not enough, access to the Old Course Hotel Spa and golf course is thrown in to the package. You certainly get your money's worth here.
If the property is sold at the asking price, it will beat the previously held record for the highest price paid for a single property in Scotland – Robert Adam's Seton House in East Lothian. The most expensive apartment in Scotland was also located in East Lothian, and cost just £ 2.5m.
The residence is aimed at international second-home buyers, whose passion for golf may outweigh their financial diligence. For wealthy golf aficionados, this will be a dream home within a historic piece of golfing history.
For those looking to escape to a golfing haven, there are plenty of options available, and not all of them have to cost a small fortune. International options such as Spain or Cyprus may not reflect such history and tradition, but with the lure of the sun and sandy beaches on their side, and luxurious golf estates on offer, who cares about history?
A professionally designed golf course in Cyprus can be just as challenging as a links course in Scotland, and with the addition of the blue sky and warm air, provide a far more enjoyable stroll around the course.