Kingsbarns Golf Links

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7181 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.8

Address Course Location

  • Kingsbarns Fife KY16 8QD Scotland
  • +44 (0) 1334 460860
  • +44 (0) 1334 460877
  • kingsbarns.com

Key Info

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Kyle Phillips (2000)
Style: Links
Golf Season: April - October

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7181 yards 75.8 142
Medal 72 6659 yards 73.2 136
Regular 72 6174 yards 70.7 132
Championship Ladies 72 5824 yards 74.8 134
Ladies 72 5171 yards 70.7 126

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 5.0 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


Reviews



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"Whoa baby, this is a good one"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2013
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a one-of-a-kind round in Scotland. A modern links, it's an entirely different type of links compared to the courses in the town of St. Andrews. Every hole is a postcard -- and it's tough! Yikes, you have to earn your pars here if you're a mid-handicapper like me. Come early and hit balls on the range (yes, a range!) and stay for lunch and drinks in the marvelous clubhouse. This is a day to remember in Scotland.


Player Tip: Caddies help most particularly around the greens, which are fast and tricky

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A distant past yields new modern challenge near St. Andrews"


MattAdamsGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2013
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Located six miles outside of St Andrews, Kingsbarns is (one of the few) and finest links courses built in the last twenty-five years.  Crafted by Kyle Phillips on the site of an ancient course dating back to the late 1700’s that had been lost to the sands of time, Phillips brilliantly set the course into the natural slope and contours of the land, creating a feel that this course has been here as long as the one that pre-dated it. Discovered ancient stone-lined burn and their own surreptitious 18th hole bridge (this one near the green), linking a distant past with a modern-day challenge.    


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play it! Nuff said."


hillyboganatx's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Many venture to Scotland just to play the famous Open rota courses ... but by all means include Kingsbarns because it is better layout, is better conditioned, has better service and is a more memorable round than most of the Open courses! Like Royal Dornoch in the far north, Kingsbarns has not hosted an Open Championship, but it easily could, and most visitors rank it in their top 3 courses (like Dornoch) of those played in Scotland!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course