Golf Beach Inn → Fairway Inn → training center for the police
Golf Beach Inn.
- Opened in mid-1971 alongside the Runaway Bay golf course. The furnishings and decor were Danish inspired to give a distinctly Danish atmosphere and old world charm. The hotel had 70 air-conditioned rooms (140 beds) in four blocks of buildings on approximately five acres of land staffed by Danes and Jamaicans. The cuisine was Danish and Jamaican. An olympic size swimming pool. It was a low cost hotel and business was never good. It had a financial collapse.
- In October 1972 it was put into receivership and up for sale.
- By Fall 1973 it was the Fairway Inn.
- In May 1974 the hotel was put up for auction. It did not sell.
- From May 1975 to March 1976 the hotel was advertised for sale, with a price of $300,000 declining to $150,000.
- The inn was acquired by the Government, and in March 1978 they intended to relocate the Armadale Approved School for Girls on the site. It sent shock waves through the community, and the Cardiff Hall Citizens Association got an injunction to stop it. The Government abandoned the plan.
- The Carl Rattray Staff Training College and Seminar Centre has been located here since 1979.
- In 1994 the name was changed to The Carl Rattray Staff College.