Fife golf courses

For most people who have ever played the game of golf the lure of St Andrews is irresistible. The atmosphere of the Auld Grey Toon, the hotels, boarding houses and pubs is everything the golfer could possibly desire and whilst recognising that there is the outside chance of playing the Old Course, there are many golfing counter attractions which can be visited throughout the area.

Ladybank Golf Club, Ladybank, Fife

Ladybank Golf Club

This fine Championship status course measures 6754 yds with par set at 71. The course requires accuracy off the tee and a soft touch on small, firm greens. Many PGA pros have stopped by Ladybank while in Fife for the British Open.

Lundin Links, East Neuk of Fife

Lundin Golf Links

This classic links course is located in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife next to Lower Largo. With fine links fairways and excellent greens the course is regularly selected as a final qualifying venue for the Open Championship.

Looking onto the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th fairway of the Old Course with the Old Course Hotel in the distance, St Andrews

Old Course, St Andrews

This is perhaps the most famous golf course in the world and the most regularly used course for the Open Championship. Golf has been played here in some form or other since 1400. This venue is a public golf course, open to all.

St Andrews New 9th © David J Whyte @

New Course, St Andrews

This venue is actually more than a century old and was designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris. This course has undulating fairways, subtle greens and some very challenging par 3 holes.

Balcomie Links, Crail Golfing Society, East Neuk of Fife

Crail Golfing Society

The Balcomie was originally laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1895 and is widely regarded as one of the Scotland’s finest links courses. You can also play a round at the award-winning Craighead Links which was designed by Gil Hanse.

Looking across the bunker on the 18th hole at Elmwood Golf Course in Fife

Elmwood Golf Course

A stunning 18-hole parkland golf course set in the north east of Fife, Elmwood is suitable for all standards of golfers and offers scenic views of Tarvit Hill and the Lomond Hills. The club also boasts a floodlit driving range.

Exterior of the British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum

Uncover all aspects of the game of golf from the history of the rules through to its Royal connections at The British Golf Museum. Stroll through the unsurpassed collection of memorabilia and learn about the players who make golf what it is today.