Kingsbarns Golf Links

Perhaps the greatest Scottish links built in the last 50 years. It's expensive but worth every penny.

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Fife, Scotland

Overview

Kingsbarns Golf Links is located in a small village in Fife, Scotland in an area known as East Neuk. The village and golf links lie south of St Andrews and north of Crail. The name literally comes from grain storage barns which were in the locale before being transferred to Falkland Palace & Garden.

Golf was played here since 1793 before the course was ploughed up for farming in 1850. A nine-hole course was re-established in 1922 and laid out by Wille Auchterlonie. During WW2, the course was mined and the course was abandoned and fell into disrepair. In the 1990s the idea of golf at Kingsbarns was again raised...

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

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

Tom Doak labels the links 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.

Kingsbarns Golf Links Reviews

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

Kingsbarns Golf Links Videos

Erik Anders Lang's visit can be viewed here


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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Architects

  • Phillips, Kyle
  • Parsinen, Mark

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Contact Details

Fife, KY16 8QD, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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