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4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
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3.3
Amenities
4.0
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4.5
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6669 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

With a location that is not adjacent to but near the coastline, Scotscraig Golf Club is provided with a landscape that has a unique blend of links and heathland features. The golf course features the sandy soil, fescue, and gorse of classic links but it is complemented by rolling woodlands, an atypical feature not found on most links. The club was founded in 1817, making it the 13th oldest club in the world. While visitors looking for true links golf courses often overlook it, Scotscraig has always been one of Scotland's hidden gems. The most memorable hole is the par-4 fourth hole. This tricky hole has a fairway that is well guarded to the left by large bunkers and there is treacherous heathery terrain to the right. It requires accuracy from start to finish, especially to reach the small plateau green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1817
Architect James Braid (1923) Old Tom Morris

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Switch
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Reviews

4.5
15 Reviews (15)
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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

One of the best courses in Fife

I enjoy this course more every time I play it. Its challenging but fair, is always in good condition and the pros always make you feel welcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scotscraig

Loved the course, but hated the slow pace of play, took 4 and a half hours.Too many people playing. Can understand that clubs need the revenue but slow play detracts from enjoyment of the game, Staff friendly and helpful. Played at green fee rate that was reduced due to Covid, felt the price was ok. Played other courses in the area and this course was comparable to others at this price but didn’t feel it merits the usual pre Covid price .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scotscraig

Admin completed ok, off on time. Course very busy and longish waits at tee, round took 4 and a half hours. Felt there was too many players on the course within short tee spaces. Course itself was in good condition and facilities good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pace of play

easily one of the best courses in the area and definitely one of my favourites but the pace of play was appalling. We waited on every single shot which spoilt the day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf treat

Great lay out very enjoyable greens excellent but some fairways sparse of grass after the hot summer last year
Staff and food both excellent and I would say a bargain through tee off times at £45

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 105
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Quaint and cool...

I was looking forward to playing here more than any place else on our trip. It didn't disappoint. For starters, the staff was terrific and lunch was great.

But it's an overall cool spot. You pull up, park, walk across the street and there you are. The course was brown because of the dry Scottish summer but that didn't matter. It's fun to hit golf shots that roll for miles because that never happens in the states.

I think it would benefit to play this course more than once. There were a few quirky spots where it would've been good to have more information, but it didn't happen so often that it was a problem.

A cool experience. Love golf in Scotland.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Scottish golf at its best. Dad and I had a great day here. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting ciurse

This is a good course to begin your golfing experience to other link courses throughout St Andrews

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A gem

This course reminded me of Sunningdale or Walton Heath, and I certainly wouldn't have got a round for £31 at either of them! I liked that the par fours generally seemed to be in the 390-yard range rather than 420 or 430: that put them in my range rather than having to be played as par fives. Took seven to escape from a bunker halfway down the fourth which ruined my score there and then but I loved it nonetheless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

Old School Charm

This was my first time playing golf in this area and I was amazed at how much fun the course was. I played it on a flat calm and mild day so it was fairly easy to score well however I could imagine how difficult it can become if the wind blows, it would make the gorse lined fairways seem very narrow.

I would definitely recommend stopping by and playing this course, the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

A true test of golf

This course was used as a an Open Qualifying course in 2010 and I can see why. It is very challenging, especially the front 9, and if you cannot hit the ball straight, be prepared to lose a lot of balls as the gorse bushes (known locally as 'Whins') will gobble up your balls and there is no chance of retrieving them from the bushes. That said, the greens are very fast & true and a pleasure to putt on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Ace

This was a good day with a great friend. We played at noon and got round in just over 3 hours. I have seen the course in better condition but it was still good. And it was a special day as I had a hole in one, at the sixth with a seven iron. No huge excitement, though, as I've been lucky enough to have sixteen of them in the last 51 years. Scotscraig is a great day out. Try it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens like cobble stones

Decent track , greens were not up to the required standard.
Th green fee should be reduced until such time as the greens contain grass!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 304
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Walked

Fun little diversion from St. Andrews

A little off the well-beaten path from St. Andrews, this very historic heathland course is very relaxed and has the feel of an old, local club. Like most inland Scottish courses, the rural scenery surrounding the course is very pleasant. If you want an affordable afternoon round after playing one of the many nearby links, this is a nice option for that.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Challenging layout and course in great condition. They have had problems with greens but well on the road to recovery if still a bit slow. Great value and will go back to play later in the week.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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