Scotscraig Golf Club
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.
|Visitor & Members||71||6310 yards|
|Ladies & Junior||72||5791 yards|
|White M: 72.2/120||402||374||214||366||402||150||401||387||484||3180||404||459||389||165||523||175||479||380||396||3370||6550|
|Yellow M: 70.3/119||384||364||201||351||392||137||385||379||470||3063||386||448||379||150||512||163||467||366||376||3247||6310|
|Red W: 71.6/121||376||357||194||340||291||141||351||318||402||2770||359||440||375||106||475||136||466||333||331||3021||5791|
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
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.
Scottish golf at its best. Dad and I had a great day here. Highly recommended
This is a good course to begin your golfing experience to other link courses throughout St Andrews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.