Coalin Finn Appointed as the Old Course Hotel’s New Executive Chef

Coalin Finn Appointed as the Old Course Hotel's New Executive Chef

Scotland’s renowned Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has announced that Coalin Finn is the resort’s new Executive Chef. In his role, Chef Coalin will oversee all kitchen functions in the resort’s eight restaurants and bars, including the 3 AA Rosette-awarded Road Hole Restaurant and golf’s iconic Jigger Inn.

Coalin Finn will be bringing a wealth of experience from his time working within some of the UK’s finest establishments. Most recently, Coalin plied his trade at the 5-star hotel Claridge’s, London, as the Executive Chef of Claridge’s Restaurant.

Prior to this, he was head chef at the five-star Inverlochy Castle Hotel near Fort William, as well as working alongside Daniel Humm as part of the Sous Team at Davies and Brook, their first Michelin-starred restaurant outside America – with Coalin drawing inspiration from its significant plant-based offering for Old Course Hotel’s new Kohler Waters Spa Café menu.

One of the new chef's healthy dishes

Growing up in Kilkenny, Ireland, Coalin initially trained as a pastry chef before moving to Dubai to work and train. He then relocated back to the UK and joined Gordon Ramsay’s group at the Savoy Grill before spending time at Pétrus. Notably, Coalin also worked for Claude Bosi at the two-Michelin-starred Hibiscus.

Committed to celebrating local Scottish cuisine, Coalin’s new menus will showcase the destination’s finest seasonal produce.

This April, Coalin will debut a new wellbeing-focused and predominantly plant-based menu at the resort’s Spa Café, featuring nutritious superfoods and wild rice salads as well as green goddess sandwiches, roasted vegetables, and chia puddings.

At the Swilcan Loft and renovated West Deck, brand new menus will focus on informal sharing options, including Great Glen venison charcuterie platters and Lobster Rolls—the outlet’s signature dish, made using locally caught St Andrews Bay lobster.

Coalin said of his new role, “I am honoured to join the exceptional team at Old Course Hotel and to showcase my contemporary interpretation of Scottish cuisine. With St. Andrews’ rich culinary heritage and access to incredible local produce, I look forward to creating memorable dining experiences across the resort.”

The interior of the Swilcan Loft Bar

“We are thrilled to welcome Coalin Finn as our new Executive Chef at Old Course Hotel,” added Phyllis Wilkie, General Manager at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa. “His impressive background, innovative approach to cuisine, and commitment to sustainability align perfectly with our vision of offering extraordinary dining experiences.”

The hotel exterior at sunset

About Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews
Owned by Kohler Co, Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa St Andrews is a luxury five-star property with 175 bedrooms, including 34 suites, offering breathtaking views of the Fife coastline.

St Andrews is renowned for golf worldwide. The hotel is set on the Championship 18-hole golf course—The Old Course—which is the oldest course in the world. The Old Course Hotel also offers guests access to the Kohler championship Duke’s Course, the only Scottish Heathland venue in the ‘Home of Golf’.

The hotel's indoor swimming pool

The luxury resort also features Kohler Waters Spa and fitness centre, eight restaurants and bars, and wedding and events spaces. Following a multi-million renovation, Kohler Waters Spa has extended to 2,300 sq m and features 13 treatment rooms, a 20-meter pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna, a steam room, and a plunge pool, as well as a gym and fitness centre.

The hotel is also situated next to neighbouring Hamilton Grand, which comprises 27 private residences and apartments managed by Old Course Hotel. For further information, visit

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