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4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
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4.1
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4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
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4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 5806 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

St. Michael's Golf Club sits atop Gallow Hill, providing spectacular views past the River Eden to the historic buildings of St. Andrews. The course sprawls across a prehistoric settlement that is protected by Historic Scotland. The terrain is an interesting mix of wooded parkland and undulating heathland with a well-draining sandy base. The golf course features small greens and narrow fairways that place a premium on accuracy. While it may not have the prestige or the classic links layout of St. Andrews, St. Michael's Golf Club offers just as formidable a test. The challenges begin immediately on the first hole, an uphill par 4 with a fairway that slopes right to left. St. Michael's signature hole is the par-3 15th, which many consider to be the most demanding short hole in Fife. There is a large dip to the left and rear of the green, a bunker to the front right, and out-of-bounds to the left and on the railway line behind.

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Course Details

Year Built 1903
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.3
42 Reviews (42)
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4.0
First Time Playing

Nice little track

For the time of year after much rain in good condition a nice little track small greens good short game required

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A lovely course for beginners and proficient players

Their front nine of this course are in the open, rolling hills with wide fairways but beware going into the rough, as you leave the 11th you enter into the trees and these become a hazard for the wayward golfer, though the fairways are not narrow here either so if you stay on course you are fine. The 15th is a tricky short one, too short and you roll back down a steep hill, too long and you risk hitting the Aberdeen-Kings cross train! Although this is not too daunting a course for a beginner - I played it first when still very much a novice - it is still a challenge for a more seasoned player. Prices are reasonable for a round, the staff are friendly as are other golfers. It is a smaller club so the course is rarely busy, outwith a competition. A lovely course that I would recommend to anyone visiting St Andrews, which is a mere few miles away.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best round ever

Played this course today and as a beginner found it interesting and really chuffed that I played my best round ever. Played in the afternoon, so the course was fairly quiet. Staff and members were really helpful and friendly, even the poor guy that was playing begins us!

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

Good Test

Excellent course to play when in the St Andrews area with a good variety of holes. Some holes with “extra” challenge such as the 16th. Usually in very good condition. Could do with a bit of rain to lush it up a bit but on the other hand the good run on the ball was very welcome.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quick 9 holes

Wanted to just nip round the back nine in as short a time as possible. It only took me 75 minutes so I was very satisfied with that.
The winter layout wasn’t my favourite thing, I much prefer the full length layout.
That said the course was in a 7 out of 10 condition which is ok after the rain locally over the Autumn.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

October fast

Course was pretty quiet so no issues on pace of play, work had been carried out on the greens so putting was a bit of a lottery.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Who needs St Andrews

Yes who needs St Andrews when you have this little gem next to Leuchars!

Up from Norfolk with my sons and played this course today for the second time in a week.

Great value, very friendly helpful staff even gave us the back nine again for free so 27 holes played today!

Course is in fantastic condition & each hole asks questions & very testing .

Will be returning next year.....

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

Lovely course

First time playing this course, loved it. Course was very dry due to the long hot summer so got a great run. Greens were in good condition. Got round very quickly as a single player. Would recommend this course and would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Loved playing here. Recent hot weather meant ball was running for miles. Hard holes in back 9 made my stableford points not so good! Would recommend playing here.

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

Run Run Run

Like most courses at present fairways are burnt to a crisp and the ball just keeps running. A different kind of challenge. However greens are still excellent and course enjoyable as usual with great views over to St Andrews.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Open Week

As usual, staff and members very friendly.
Outing in front slowed things down a little but not frustratingly so.
If you’re in the area, this is a great “alternative” to all the Links.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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