Fife offers more than 45 golf courses, making it a great place for getting started or sharpening your golfing skills. As well as Championship greats, you can experience some of the oldest clubs in the world when you play golf in Fife.
Follow in the footsteps of past champions and enjoy breathtaking views with a round of golf at The Old Course in St Andrews. This 600-year-old golf course still challenges today and has hosted The Open Championship more times than any other venue.
As well as the Old Course, there are 10 other courses at St Andrews where you can also take a swing. The New Course is, oddly, more than a century old and was designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris, the four-times Open Champion who designed Muirfield, Carnoustie and Royal Dornoch.
In addition to the stunning courses of St Andrews, the region of Fife has other magnificent courses to choose from. The likes of Ladybank Golf Club, Lundin Golf Links or Scotscraig Golf Course all offer an exceptional game, with bags of history.
A more recent addition to Fife’s hallowed golfing greens is Kingbarns, located six miles down the coast from St Andrews. Opened in 2000, it was immediately praised as one of the region’s finest courses.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place over three venues - Kingsbarns, the Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie in Angus - every October.
You can also experience the game of a bygone era and try golfing with a difference. Kingarrock Golf Course is the only place in the whole of Europe where you can play hickory golf with old wooden shafted golf clubs. Modern clubs are banned on this 2,022 yard course where you will be provided with a Spoon, Driving Iron, Mashie, Niblick and Putter to work your way around.
To help plan your teeing off time, why not check out the Fife Golf Partnership’s new guide, The Fife Golf Trails. Written by renowned golf journalist Malcolm Campbell, the guide offers seven distinct golf trails so whatever your preference, skill or interests, you are bound to find a trail that suits you.
Take advantage of the First in Fife Golfpass for affordable golf with the option of either a three-round ticket for £63 or five-round ticket for £99 on a choice of 13 courses.
With the combination of award-winning sandy beaches, historic castles and attractions, Fife has much more to offer. Why not tailor a break to suit you, and spend time on and off the greens discovering this beautiful region?
Make sure you order the Fife golf guide to find out more.