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Fife boasts over 45 famous, historic and challenging golf courses. A wide range of beautiful parkland, inland and links courses await your arrival in The Home of Golf.
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, including seven run by St Andrews Links. 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.
Check out the Fife Golf Guide, The Fife Golf Trails, or the area's golfing itineraries for more information. Enjoy value-for-money play with the First in Fife Golfpass which is a three-round or five-round ticket for a choice of 13 courses.
Finally, when booking your accommodation remember to look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme. They accredit accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities like secure club storage, weather updates and details of local golf suppliers.
Download the Golf in Fife brochure or browse the list below for more golf courses in Fife.
Kirkcaldy Golf Club is situated on the west side of Kirkcaldy in attractive woodland. Founded in 1904, the Club has a large and flourishing membership of both adults and juniors.
Falkland is situated in the picturesque village of Falkland in the shadow of the East Lomond Hills.
This parkland course is situated in the heart of golfing country in the Kingdom of Fife, the place known round the world as the 'Home of Golf'.
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Professional and pro-am players compete in the international championship.
Since it was opened in 2000 Kingsbarns Links has shot to stardom as one of the world's outstanding courses.
Scotland for Golf specialises in making Golfing dreams possible. We were established in 1999 and are a leading golf tour operator based in St Andrew's who pride themselves on excellent service.
St Andrews, North Fife & the Howe of Fife
Like just about everything else in St Andrews the word new is something of a misnomer.
Opened for play in 1914, the Eden course was designed by Harry S.Colt, using natural features and field boundary walls to give the course an entirely natural feel.