Balcomie Links

Crail Golfing Society

Fife

18 holes | par 69 | 5922 yards | Links

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Course Information

A combination of stunning coastal views, centuries of history and hugely enjoyable golf is what makes Balcomie Links one of Scotland's most finely polished, golfing gems. This traditional, classic links course was laid out by the old master himself, Tom Morris, and opened in 1895. Created in the days when course design was governed by the natural lie of the land and not the mechanical earth mover, Balcomie has the unusual combination of three par fives, six par threes and nine par fours, producing a tough par of 69. Extraordinary holes abound, along with those which seriously challenge and those which are more comfortable. The sum total is a layout which both enchants and delights, but which also demands and punishes, testing all the skills in a golfer's armoury – as well as his nerve. Those length seekers who believe Balcomie will be a soft touch, do so at their peril.

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South East of Kingsbarns, not far from the A917

Crail Golfing Society, Balcomie Clubhouse, Crail, Fife, Scotland, KY10 3XN
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    83%

    Recommended
    this course
    5 out of 6
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    Beautiful Old Golf Course

    Our 2nd time playing this old track, and 2nd day in a row at Crail Golfing Society. This course has beautiful views of the sea and different parts of the course due to the elevation changes. Not a very long course but it plays every inch and feels like a longer course. Wind off the water is always a factor, and can cause you a lot of problems. I think this is a must play for any golf trip and the course offers a deal if you play both the Balcomie and Craighead courses. They are worth the money!

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    Another Hidden gem

    Great course if you want to get away from the big boys (St. Andrews, Kingsbarns etc.) and pay half the price. Very playable, an easy walk with great views. A true links with dog legs left and right, uphill and downhill shots, strong par 3's. Very friendly staff. Does have some shared fairways so keep an eye out for oncoming golfers. Well worth the drive down from St. Andrews (10 minutes). Highly recommended.

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    Great course to start trip on

    A wonderful historic golf course. A great place to begin a trip, as the course doesn't beat you up. The staff was great, from the pro shop, to the caddies, to the bar.

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    Incredible

    My favorite round of my trip. The course, caddy, and staff were great. Even the weather somewhat cooperated. The course itself was challenging, but fun. The views were great, just a beautiful location for a golf course. Could not recommend this course high enough.

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    Very pleasant experience. Good course, relatively easy

    Booking arrangements were very efficient. My wife and I were put with two brothers (Ralph and Joe), who were real gentlemen and excellent company. Staff were very friendly. I (handicap 8) found the course fairly easy. My wife (handicap 31) thoroughly enjoyed the course. Great views along the coast, very well presented.

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    Pure Scottish historical links course

    It is a pure, historical links course, one of the oldest in Scotland. Many parallel running holes and sometimes a little difficult to figure out which flag to play to. Nevertheless a worthwhile experience.

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