Scotland The Brave

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Imagine Playing Here

Kingsbarns, 7 miles down the road from the home of golf St Andrews, is a tour favourite with PaR nz Golfing Holidays.  We have even had a hole in one on tour at this dramatic, and picturesque links challenge located on the east coast of Fife.

With views over the North Sea coastline – while the original Kingsbarns Golfing Society dates back to the 18th century – the course today is only 20 years old.  2020 will be the 20th anniversary of this course that has already co-hosted the annual European Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and was the host for the 2017 Women’s British Open.

Have a look at this revealing video – click here – even though it was taken some 9 years ago – you can still get a feel of this Scottish beauty.  This is the only course to be built on this area of links land with such a seaside setting in the last 80 years.

The club boasts a warm comfortable Scottish welcome to every visitor in an intimate clubhouse and well stocked pro shop.  The local Kingsbarns Whisky is a favourite drop! The course regularly rates in the World Top 100 with views of the sea from every hole making it a memorable playing experience for every golfer.

Kyle Phillips was the architect – designing a course that wound round 2 x 9 hole loops, making use of the rolling fairways and offering generous landing areas for the big hitters.  In designing Kingsbarns, Phillips looked to other famous links courses and in particular Royal Dornoch.  Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of earth was moved and remodelled to create the ‘moonscape’ of Kingsbarns.  Fellow golf architect Tom Doak has been quoted as saying, "…as a piece of construction work Kingsbarns is one of the best projects I’ve ever seen."

For those who have not played a Scottish links – it must be on your bucket list.  Kingsbarns is one to dream about – you will not be disappointed!