Golf in the Kingdom of Fife

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  • A view across Lundin Links
    Lundin Links, Fife
  • A view along one of the holes at Scotscraig Golf Course, Tayport
    Scotscraig Golf Course, Tayport
  • Golfer teeing off on The Old Course in front of the Royal and Ancient clubhouse, St Andrews
    The Old Course, St Andrews

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.

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  1. Thornton Golf Club

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    Kirkcaldy

    A scenic, easily walked parkland course, bounded by the River Ore, as fine a finishing five holes as you'll find Renowned for the condition of the greens.

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    St Andrews

    Awarded Championship status in its first year, the Duke's Course was designed by five times Open Champion Peter Thomson to reflect the heritage of its location in the Home of Golf.

  3. Dunfermline Golf Club

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    Dunfermline

    18 holes, 6121 yards, SSS 70, par 72 A gently undulating parkland course designed by J R Stutt.

  4. St Andrews Links Old Course

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    St Andrews

    The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in world golf and the Mecca to which every golfer aspires to make pilgrimage at least once in a golfing lifetime.

  5. Meridian Golf Tours

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    Golf Tour

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    East Neuk of Fife

    At Meridian Golf Tours we use our vast knowledge of the Scottish Golfing Scene, our partnerships with the best golf courses in Scotland, wide range of accommodation providers and our exceptional attention to detail to provide the ideal golf vacation

  6. Drumoig Golf Course

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    St Andrews

  7. Elie Golf Course

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    Elie

    Although the five times Open Champion and master golf course architect James Braid was born within a short mashie shot of the golf course and learned to play his golf on Elie links it is one layout that he had no hand in developing.

  8. The Links Connection

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    Golf Tours

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    St Andrews, North Fife & the Howe of Fife

    Welcome to The Links Connection

  9. Dunnikier Golf Course

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    Kirkcaldy

    A beautiful and challenging parkland course with rolling fairways, very few bunkers and mature trees, Dunnikier offers great value to locals and visitors alike.

  10. Anstruther Golf Club

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    Anstruther

    Anstruther was founded in 1890 and has seen many changes over the years, from a seven hole course with trenches through the middle and poles scattered over the greens, to stop gliders landing during the war.

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