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Fairmont Hotel and Golf Resort - originally known as St Andrews Bay Resort (Kingask)
Hotel Complex with Conference Centre, Spa, Chalets, 2 Golf Courses and Clubhouse
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Fairmont Hotel and Golf Resort

St Andrews Bay Resort

Select a category from the St Andrews Bay News Archive :

  • news - since the golf-related resort opened in June 2001 - until sale to 'Apollo Real Estate' in 2006
  • issues raised during the development phase - from July 1999 to June 2001
  • issues raised during the turbulent planning phase - to July 1999
  • the two revised St Andrews Bay proposals - December 1998 and March 1999
  • the initial St Andrews Bay proposal for massive development - August 1998
  • the early outline planning proposal for modest development - April 1997
  • the legal challenge - judicial review of planning procedure
  • the complete lack of control over construction traffic - access, numbers of trucks, routes   
  • news regarding the liaison committee - set up to monitor traffic and other issues
  • press releases and other recent promotional material
  • developer background - owner profile, other interests
  • Further background information regarding this development
    Further coverage of golf-related development issues

    The St Andrews Bay Resort was developed by American Don Panoz, whose other golf-related ventures include the massive Diablo Grande complex in California, and Chateau Elan in Georgia.

    St Andrews Bay Hotel opened in 2001, and the golf courses opened in 2002.

    St Andrews Bay Hotel provided accomodation for players, celebrities and guests during the Dunhill Links Championship - an IMG worldwide television event which promotes the Dunhill brand of products, including cigarettes. Original Owner Don Panoz claims to have developed the nicotine patch.

    The project had a turbulent passage through planning and the early development stages. Serious concerns were raised, in the press, regarding the granting of planning approval, and the lack of planning control during construction.

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