St. Michaels Golf Club
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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Nice little track
For the time of year after much rain in good condition a nice little track small greens good short game required
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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.