Scotscraig Golf Club

4.2941176471 4.3 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6669 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Switch

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6669 yards N/A N/A
Competition 71 6550 yards N/A N/A
Visitor & Members 71 6310 yards N/A N/A
Ladies & Junior 72 5791 yards N/A 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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 9 reviews


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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
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"Excellent"


u530529882's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Interesting ciurse"


u970813828's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A gem"


u404337360's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Old School Charm"


Patrick2869045's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A true test of golf"


pmdaykin's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ace"


glasburn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed 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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens like cobble stones"


Whitburnolds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun little diversion from St. Andrews"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2013
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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