Kingsbarns Golf Links

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  • Architects:
    • Phillips, Kyle
    • Parsinen, Mark
  • Consultant:
    • Phillips, Kyle
  • Holes of Merit:
    3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16
  • NCG Rank:
    17/100 in GB&I
  • Rank:
    85/100 in the World

At A Glance

A modern Scottish links, Kingsbarns Golf Links opened for play in 2001. It was soon apparent, architect Kyle Phillips and Mark Parsinen has created one of the best golf courses in the world.

With sea views from 17 of the 18 tees at Kingsbarns, the course uses the 1.8 miles of coastline a short distance from St Andrews superbly.

Tom Doak labels Kingsbarns as perhaps one of the best golf construction projects he has ever seen. The high praise comes from the naturalness of the man-made features and the blending of them with what nature provided.

The course is co-host to the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship along with St Andrews Old and Carnoustie Golf Links.

Further Reading

Sean Arble's tour of the course can be found by clicking here.

Additional Watching

Erik Anders Lang visited the course and the video can be seen by clicking here.


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The Essentials

Everything you need to know before you go!